“Bullshit”: Did Elon Musk cause the divorce of a Google executive?

The boss of Tesla would have had a very short relationship with the wife of the boss of the Alphabet group, on which Google depends, says the “Wall Street Journal”.

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Elon Musk has denied any relationship with the Google boss' ex-wife.
Elon Musk has denied any relationship with the Google boss’ ex-wife.
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DObviously, the escapades of the boss of Tesla and SpaceX are causing a lot of ink to flow. According to a survey of Wall Street Journal, published Monday, July 25, Elon Musk would be closely linked to the divorce of one of his close friends who is none other than a senior executive of Google… his co-founder, Sergei Brin. In question, a short extramarital relationship that he would have had with his wife, in December 2021.

According to Wall Street Journal, the divorce between Sergueï Brin and his wife Nicole Shanahan would have been pronounced at the request of the co-founder of the world’s No. 1 search engine. According to the article, Sergei Brin and Nicole Shanahan were already separated at the time of the alleged facts. However, the official request for divorce would have precisely intervened after the “brief relationship” between Elon Musk and the wife of the leader of Alphabet. The alleged adventure would have taken place in December 2021, in Miami, during the Art Basel contemporary art event.

At the same time, Sergei Brin would have made the decision to sell all the shares he owned in Elon Musk’s companies. So, as far as Tesla is concerned, this represents an investment of $500,000, according to the American economic daily. However, to date, our colleagues have not been able to confirm that this withdrawal of equity participation has indeed been carried out. On the other hand, the divorce is recorded. This was endorsed by a local California court for “irreconcilable differences”.

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Elon Musk defends himself… on Twitter

If the current president of the Alphabet group – which owns Google – did not react, his “rival” did not hesitate. On Twitter, Elon Musk called these revelations “big bullshit”, describing the newspaper as “under tabloid”. “Sergei and I are friends and were at a party together last night! I’ve only seen Nicole twice in three years, both times with lots of other people around. Nothing romantic,” defended the American businessman.

This return of Elon Musk to the headlines comes only a few days after the announcement of his abandonment of the takeover of the social network Twitter, on July 8. Since then, the leaders of the network have launched legal proceedings against the financier to enjoin him to respect the agreement, under penalty of having to pay significant penalties.

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