Martin Shkreli allegedly offered $10K to eat out his ex-girlfriend
It’s a tale as old as time: Rich girl meets douche bro. Rich girl breaks up with douche bro. Douche bro and rich girl hook up a few times after. Douche bro hits on rich girl via Facebook Messenger and offers her $10,000 to go down on her. Douche bro becomes subject of major scandal involving Big Pharma greed after jacking up price of lifesaving medicine from $13.50 to $750 per pill. Rich girl posts their Facebook Messenger convo for all the world to see.
At least, that’s the story according to a post titled “10k” that was published Tuesday to a personal blog written by “Katie,” the apparent ex-girlfriend of Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO and recently doxxed Internet Villain of the Week Martin Shkreli. On the day Katie published her post, which details the ins and outs of their relationship as well as his “favorite bands” (Thursday, Taking Back Sunday), she tipped off Business Insider which noted on Thursday how the 32-year-old Shkreli’s gross behavior extends beyond that of normal capitalist pig greed:
Shkreli has been named in multiple lawsuits where he was accused of ‘schemes’ to take money from former employers, making ‘false and misleading statements’ to ‘deceive the investing public,’ and of using Facebook and other social media channels to harass family members of a man with whom he had a business dispute.
“I hope to see you and your four children homeless and will do whatever I can to assure this,” Shkreli allegedly wrote to one former employee, according to one lawsuit.
As for the details of the exchanges with Katie, one allegedly took place during February 2009 when Shkreli offered “to pay you 10k to eat you out.” Here’s the exchange, which she “copied and pasted from fb to gmail about a year ago,” Katie wrote in her post, “before this whole biotech big pharma price gouging scandal blew up.”
“Obviously I have redacted my last name from the screenshots,” she continued, “otherwise they are undoctored.”
“I had unfriended him after he solicited me for prostitution and wouldn’t stop pestering me,” Katie added. “Unbeknownst to me, his latest attempt came at around the same time he became CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals. A friend in finance speculated the surprise contact could be explained by Martin’s sudden acquisition of cash to spend … on women.”
Business Insider reached out for comment to Shkreli, who denied all allegations made against him, from sex solicitation to employee harassment to financial scheming. “It’s funny to me,” he said. “I mean, I think if America wants to not do any fact checking and understand the situation, just villainize capitalists, then that’s fine by me. I don’t take it personally.”