Nikola (NKLA) founder Trevor Milton has found himself under more scrutiny as he has been accused of sexual assault by two women, who were 15-years-old at the time of the alleged acts, CNBC reported.
Milton, who resigned from hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola in mid-September after a damaging report by Hindenburg Research claimed he defrauded investors, has denied the claims. Milton stepped down from his position as chairman shortly after the report was released, and an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice was initiated.
One of the women, Aubrey Ferrin Smith, a cousin to Milton, claimed on Twitter and Facebook that he groped her bare breast after a family funeral in Salt Lake City in 1999. She was 15 at the time, and he was 17-years-old. Ferrin Smith has now filed a formal complaint with the police in Holladay, Utah, where the alleged incident took place,