Elon Musk has denied a Wall Street Journal report claiming he had an affair with Nicole Shanahan

Elon Musk denies reported affair with wife of Google co-founder

The chief executive of the electric carmaker tweeted on Monday rejecting the claim

WSJ reported at the weekend that Musk had engaged in a brief affair with Shanahan

The paper claimed the affair had prompted Brin to file for divorce from Shanahan

Musk tweeted that he was at a party with Brin on Sunday and that there was “nothing romantic” between him and Shanahan

In a later tweet Musk said he had “lost count” of the number of “hit pieces” about him published by the WSJ