Elon Musk repeats claim he was 'photobombed' by Ghislaine Maxwell in infamous picture 2 months ago

Elon Musk repeats claim he was 'photobombed' by Ghislaine Maxwell in infamous picture

The photo is from the 2014 Vanity Fair party

Elon Musk has tried to explain how he was photographed with convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell.

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Over the weekend, the billionaire tweeted about why the Department of Justice had not revealed Jeffrey Epstein's infamous client list.

Alongside a meme expressing his bemusement, he wrote: "Only thing more remarkable than DOJ not leaking the list is that no one in the media cares.

"Doesn't that seem odd?"

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But one Twitter user responded to his tweet with a photo of Musk and Maxwell at the Vanity Fair party in 2014.

They added the caption: "I found one."

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The Tesla CEO's explanation? He was photobombed.

He replied: "Ah yes, Maxwell photobombing me at a @VanityFair Oscars party – you should [ask] them why they invited her. The same people who push this photo say nothing about prominent people who actually went to his island a dozen times. Also very strange…"

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It's not the first time that the picture has been used against the world's richest man. Last month, someone else replied to Musk with the picture when he asked about Epstein's client list.

And he had the exact same explanation on this occasion as well, responding: "That’s a Vanity Fair party and she photobombed me in the background, but you know that already, don’t know?"

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Maxwell was Epstein's former assistant and lover, and last year she was convicted of recruiting and grooming teenage girls for him.

She was denied a retrial in April, and will be sentenced later this month.

Epstein mixed with a number of famous faces and reportedly had a 'black book' of names of influential and powerful figures who he had a relationship with.

This included the likes of Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Henry Kissinger and Woody Allen.

The book has yet to be made public though.

During Maxwell's trial, one of Epstein's pilots claimed he flew a number of high-profile names on his private jet nicknamed the "Lolita Express."

He named Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Kevin Spacey as some of the VIPs that boarded the plane.

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