Clearly not satisfied with being one of the most hated men of 2016, Martin Shkreli is back in the headlines for being an absolute creep, yet again.
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This time the pharmaceutical CEO set his sights on Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca who rose to fame for her cynical article on Donald Trump last month. According to the writer, Shkreli has been hassling her for the last few weeks trying to secure a date with her:
He has been harassing me for a while. It’s an ongoing thing. He’s been actively tweeting about dating me.
I don’t know if he’s encouraging people to do this, but there’s been a small contingent of trolls telling me to sleep with him — but not that politely.
He also attempted to get in contact via her DMs:
I would rather eat my own organs pic.twitter.com/IgeCRZqk8w
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) January 5, 2017
And if that weren’t creepy enough, when she shut him down, he then decided it would be a good idea to crop a personal picture of Lauren with her husband and paste a picture of his face in it, before posting it for all the world to see. Serial killer style:
Like, that's a picture of me and my husband. I feel sick.
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) January 8, 2017
Grimy. Even after she called him out for his bizarre advances, he still tried his luck before eventually being given a ban from Twitter:
Lauren’s final reaction says it all:
— David Mack (@davidmackau) January 8, 2017
Seriously though, I’m not sure what Shkreli was trying to achieve here. He might’ve thought it was all a joke, but his actions were bordering on stalker. It’s not the first time he’s acted like this either – anyone else remember the time he offered his ex-girlfriend $10,000 to let him eat her out? It sends a shiver down my spine just thinking about it. At least with the new ban he won’t be able to freak anyone else out for the time being.