Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Inc. (TSLA.O), has been served with a subpoena for documents in the U.S. Virgin Islands’ lawsuit accusing JPMorgan Chase & Co. of aiding in the facilitation of sexual abuses by the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The Virgin Islands asked to serve Musk by a different method on Monday after being unable to locate and serve him on the subpoena, which was issued on April 28.
Musk is not accused of any wrongdoing by the American territory because it did not attempt to subpoena him or ask him questions under oath.
Elon Musk’s Involvement
According to the court document filed on Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Epstein may have recommended JPMorgan to Musk, one of the richest people on the planet. The Virgin Islands didn’t give any more information about why it wanted documents from Musk.
Late on Monday, Musk tweeted that it was absurd to think that he would take Epstein’s financial advice.
He referred to Epstein, saying, “That cretin never gave me any advice at all.”
U.S Virgin Island’s Accusations
JPMorgan is accused by the U.S. Virgin Islands of omitting warning signs regarding Epstein’s abuse of women on Little St. James, a private island he owned there.
The bank has denied being aware of Epstein’s criminal activity. The Virgin Islands requested any records Musk may have regarding Epstein’s involvement in human trafficking and his acquisition of women or girls for commercial sex in the subpoena.