Elon Musk’s 18-year-old daughter has legally changed her name to disassociate herself from her billionaire father, according to legal documents revealed on Monday.
“I no longer live or wish to be related to my biological father in any way,” she said in a petition for a name change and a new birth certificate.
Musk’s daughter also changed her gender recognition from male to female after turning 18, the age of consent in California.
The documents were filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Santa Monica in April and recently came to light in online media.
His new name has been redacted in the online document. His mother is Justine Wilson, who was married to Elon from 2000 until 2008 when she divorced. Musk and Wilson have five children together. Musk also has two children with singer Grimes.
Wilson said in a tweet Tuesday that she was proud of his daughter. She did not immediately respond to an additional request for comment.
Representatives for Musk’s daughter could not immediately be reached.
There were no further details on the rift between Musk’s daughter and her father, the head of Tesla and SpaceX.
Musk, the world’s richest man, is engaged in a high-profile $44 billion bid to take over social media platform Twitter. On Tuesday, Twitter’s board of directors unanimously recommended that shareholders approve the proposed sale, according to a regulatory filing. Musk reiterated his desire to move forward with the acquisition last week during a virtual meeting with Twitter employees, although the CEO also indicated there were several related “unresolved issues”. to agreement.
In a statement to The Daily Beast, Musk slammed the media for publishing the story of his daughter and her name.
“She doesn’t want to be a public figure,” he said. “I think it’s important to defend your right to privacy. Please don’t take someone out against their will – it’s not right. Musk did not immediately respond to a request for additional comment.
A hearing to finalize the name change will be held later this month.