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08th Jan 2017

Martin Shkreli suspended from Twitter for harassing journalist

Carl Kinsella

Martin Shkreli first came into the public consciousness when he jacked up the cost of a pill for AIDS-related illness from $13 to $750.

Since then, he hasn’t exactly done all that much to endear himself to people — he is currently on bail for securities fraud, he’s the owner of the only copy of the Wu Tang Clan’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, and now he has been suspended from Twitter.

The pharmaceutical entrepreneur hit on journalist Lauren Duca by inviting her to Donald Trump’s Inauguration, prompting her to dismiss his advances.

Shkreli didn’t take it well, photoshopping himself into photos with Duca and converting his Twitter into a creepy shrine for the Teen Vogue writer.

It appears that Shkreli’s account has since been suspended, with a Twitter spokesperson confirming: “The Twitter Rules prohibit targeted harassment, and we will take action on accounts violating those policies.”

Duca has told Buzzfeed that Shkreli is “an entitled creep and deserved to be banned from Twitter.”