Shkreli suspended from Twitter after targeting Teen Vogue journalist

Shkreli suspended from Twitter after targeting Teen Vogue journalist
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Martin Shkreli, a former pharmaceutical executive awaiting trial on fraud charges, was suspended from Twitter Sunday after posting various personal photos of a female journalist.

Last week, Teen Vogue journalist Lauren Duca posted screenshots of messages purportedly from Shkreli, in which the man known as “Pharma Bro” asked if she would like to be his “+1” to the upcoming presidential inauguration. Duca wrote in the tweet that she would “rather eat my own organs.”

Early on Sunday, Duca tweeted more screenshots, this time of images from Shkreli’s Twitter account.

Shkreli’s cover photo was a collage of images of Duca, while his Twitter avatar was an edited photo with his face photoshopped over Duca’s husband's image, according to BuzzFeed News


“How is this allowed @jack” Duca asked Twitter founder Jack Dorsey.

After BuzzFeed asked Twitter whether Shkreli’s actions were considered harassment, the account was suspended from the social media site. 

“The Twitter Rules prohibit targeted harassment, and we will take action on accounts violating those policies,” the company told BuzzFeed after suspending Shkreli.

Duca, who last month made headlines for an article in Teen Vogue titled “Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 Trump endorses David Perdue in Georgia's governor race MORE is Gaslighting America,” called Shkreli “an entitled creep” after the outlet told her of the suspension.

“He’s an entitled creep and absolutely deserves to have his account suspended — perhaps indefinitely,” Duca said.