One of billionaire Elon Musk’s children has gone to court to change her name, saying she doesn’t want to be related to him “in any way”.
One of billionaire Elon Musk’s children has filed legal documents in an attempt to change her name, saying she no longer wants to be his family.
Mr. Musk’s transgender daughter, named Xavier Alexander Musk at birth, turned 18 in April and wants to change her name to Vivian Jenna Wilson, TMZ Reports†
Wilson is the last name of Vivian’s mother and Mr. Musk’s ex-wife Justine, who was married to him from 2000 to 2008.
The change is partly, but not completely, to conform to her gender identity. The legal documents filed with the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles County include a section requiring them to state a “reason for name change.”
“Gender identity and the fact that I no longer live with or want to be related to my biological father in any way,” she explains.
There’s a hearing on Vivian’s request Friday.
Neither Vivian nor her father has spoken publicly about their relationship. Mr Musk has said before that he “absolutely” supports transgender people “but all these pronouns are an aesthetic nightmare”.
That statement came after he shared a meme that people mock for posting their pronouns on their social media profiles, leading to accusations of transphobia.
Mr. Musk married Vivian’s mother, a Canadian author, in January 2000. They had a son, Nevada, in 2002, who died tragically when he was ten weeks old from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The couple went on to have twins — Vivian and her brother Griffin — and triplets named Kai, Saxon and Damian, who are now 16.
Mr. Musk and Ms. Wilson share custody of the five children. He also has two children with singer Grimes, with whom he had a relationship from 2018 until recently.
The boss of Tesla and SpaceX has not yet commented on his daughter’s case. As the American media reported today, he mused about cheese on Twitter.
Since the end of her relationship with Mr Musk, Grimes is romantically linked to activist Chelsea Manning, the former US military analyst who spent years in prison after leaking sensitive military documents to WikiLeaks.
Earlier this month, Ms Manning, whose name was Bradley at birth, accused Mr Musk of posting a tweet that “seemed transphobic”.
That came during an extensive interview with The Daily Beastin which she declined to confirm or deny that she was dating Grimes.
The interviewer brought up some of Mr. Musk’s activities on social media, noting that he “started tweeting more memes attacking the use of pronouns and the transgender community and liberal attitudes to gender” around the time rumors that Grimes and Mrs. Manning had turned up dating.
“That seemed like subtweets about you, and I thought that was quite bizarre,” says interviewer The Daily Beast.
“Yes, certainly,” said Mrs. Manning.
“All I’m saying is that he seemed absolutely transphobic at the time, and rumors and speculation aside, that’s off limits.
“I’m going to respond to it. Any transphobia in a transphobic environment is not okay.”
She noted that she had responded to Mr. Musk’s tweets with a meme of her own.
Mr. Musk is of course often in the news. It was recently revealed that SpaceX had fired “a number of employees” behind an open letter criticizing his behaviour.
The open letter said Mr Musk’s social media activity was “a frequent source of distraction and embarrassment” to his employees.
Justifying the layoffs in an internal memo, SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell said the open letter had made other employees “uncomfortable, intimidated and bullied” because they felt pressured to sign it even if it didn’t “express their views”. reflected”.
“We have too much critical work to do and don’t need this kind of over the top activism,” wrote Ms Shotwell.
Meanwhile, Mr. Musk, SpaceX and Tesla are facing a $370 billion class action lawsuit over their support for the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, which has lost more than 90 percent of its value in the past 13 months.
The litigant, Keith Johnson, alleges that he and others were “crooked out of the money” by a “dogecoin crypto pyramid scheme”.
“Dogecoin is not a currency, stock or security. It is not backed by gold, any other precious metal or anything. You cannot eat, grow or wear it. Dogecoin does not generate cash flow. It pays no interest or dividend. It has no unique utility compared to other cryptocurrencies,” Johnson wrote in his court filing.
‘It’s not based on capital appreciation. It is not secured by any government or private entity. The number of coins is unlimited. It’s just a deception where ‘bigger fools’ are tricked into buying the coin at a higher price.
“Since Mr. Musk and his companies began purchasing, developing, promoting, supporting and operating Dogecoin in 2019, Plaintiff and the class have lost approximately $86 billion ($124 billion) in this crypto pyramid scheme.”
However, the lawsuit has not dampened Mr. Musk’s enthusiasm for the cryptocurrency.
“I will continue to support Dogecoin,” he said, urging his followers to “keep buying it.”
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