New Delhi: Elon Musk’s transgender daughter, who turned 18 recently, has filed a request to change her last name as she “no longer wants to be related to her biological father.
According to several media reports, “in accordance with her new gender identity and because “I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form,” quoted a report in The Independent.
Formerly known as Xavier Alexander Musk, she has asked the court to change her gender recognition from male to female and to register her new name. Notably, Xavier is the daughter of Musk and his first wife Justine Wilson.
For her new name, Xavier has dropped the Musk surname, thus giving every hint of severing ties with his famous father. Her new name has her mother’s surname, Wilson.
Meanwhile, SpaceX, the rocket ship company run by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has fired several employees involved in an open letter that blasted the colourful billionaire for his behaviour, according to media reports.
The reports published on Friday cited an email from Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX’s president, saying the company had terminated employees who put together and circulated the letter. The letter writers denounced Musk for actions that they said are a “frequent source of distraction and embarrassment for us, particularly in recent weeks”.
As the Twitter drama unfolded, another report emerged that Musk had paid USD250,000 to a flight attendant to quash a potential sexual harassment lawsuit against him. Musk denied the sexual harassment allegations, and Shotwell last month sent out an email to SpaceX employees saying she believe the accusations were false.