Wife of Google Co-Founder Breaks Silence, Adamantly Denies Affair With Elon Musk, Further Chipping Away at Wall Street Journal Credibility

The Wall Street Journal was dealt another blow today after the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin adamantly denied a reported affair with Elon Musk.

Bryan Freedman, the attorney representing Brin’s wife of nearly four years, Nicole Shanahan, said in a statement, “Make no mistake, any suggestion that Nicole had an affair with Elon Musk is not only an outright lie but also defamatory.” 

As we previously reported, the Wall Street Journal released an article Sunday written by Kristen Grind and Emily Glazer, which accuses Elon Musk of having an affair with Brin’s wife. The article claims the affair is the reason Brin is divorcing his wife.

Investigations Editor for the WSJ Michael Siconolfi shared the article on Twitter with praise for the writers:

“BROKEN TIES: terrific exclusive reporting by @KirstenGrind & @EmilyGlazer; Musk ‘dropped to one knee’ to apologize to his long-time friend, in vain”

Musk had denied the claim and responded to Siconolfi’s tweet this afternoon with a picture of himself and Brin hanging out. Musk captioned the picture, “______, ______ your [pants emoji] are on [fire emoji]”

Twitter user @chicago_glenn added a meme of the article and picture with the label “Fake News” over the WSJ article.

The writers of the article don’t give any actual sources and just cite those close to the matter. This makes it really up to how much they trust their source.

Musk lashed out at the media in a tweet today where he declared, “The media is a click-seeking machine dressed up as a truth-seeking machine.”

That tweet came after one on Monday where he said, “The amount of attention on me has gone supernova, which super sucks.”

“Unfortunately, even trivial articles about me generate a lot of clicks 🙁 Will try my best to be heads down focused on doing useful things for civilization,” Musk added.

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