Elon Musk's Trans Daughter Files Case To Disown Him & Ditch His Last Name

One of Elon Musk’s children has filed a petition for a name change, declaring that “I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form.”

The 18-year-old—whose full new name we are withholding for privacy reasons—wants to take on the maiden name of her mother, Justine Musk, who was Elon’s first wife.

The petition to have her gender legally recognised as female and her name formally changed on a new birth certificate was filed in April in California Superior Court, and a hearing will be held later this month.

TMZ was the first to report the filing, which suddenly began circulating on Reddit and Twitter this weekend.

The Daily Beast emailed Elon Musk about his daughter’s petition prior to the TMZ report and he responded, “She does not want to be a public figure. I think it is important to defend her right to privacy. Please don’t out someone against their will—it’s not right.”

Subsequently, several other media outlets, including The Los Angeles Times, published the news.

Cathy Renna, communications director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, told The Daily Beast that the group “would never approve or condone the outing of a young person because they have famous parents.”

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO, a self-described “free speech absolutist,” came under fire in 2020 for tweeting that “pronouns suck”—even prompting his partner at that time, Grimes, to ask him to turn off his phone because she “cannot support hate.”

Months later, Musk insisted in another tweet that he “absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare.”