Twitter suspends ‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli’ account for harassment

The journalist who was being harassed is Lauren Duca.

Twitter account of the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals Martin Shkreli aka pharma bro has been suspended by Twitter after a series of tweets harassing Lauren Duca, an American freelance writer & reporter.

It all started when Shkreli started tagging Duca in his tweets and even changed his bio to “I have a small crush on @laurenduca (hope she doesn’t find out).” He then also changed his twitter profile header with the pictures of Duca that encourage others to make further photoshops of her however rather than replying to him, she tagged Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter and shared screenshots of the harassment and later on Shkreli’s account was suspended.

Here are some screenshots of tweets showing what happened:

Shkreli’s DM to Duca
Photoshop images of Duca on Shkreli’s account
Duca taking it to “Jack of Twitter” for the last blow to Shkreli

In a conversation with Gizmodo, Shkreli confirmed that his account has been suspended but remains unapologetic about the whole issue. Twitter also confirmed to Gizmodo that Shkreli’s account was suspended due to his harassment of Duca. The bad news is that some twitter trolls are now threatening her about releasing her nude photos, hacking her account and leaking personal information.

Image source: Duca’s twitter

This is not the first time when Shkreli’s Twitter account has been in trouble. In 2015, his account was hacked and posted a series of Tweets making fun of Shkreli and his business. Remember, The former CEO was in the headlines for quite some time, especially for the 5500 percent price hike of a life-saving drug “Daraprim”

At the time of publishing this article, Shkreli Twitter account was suspended.

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Written by Ryan De Souza

Ryan is a London-based member of the HackRead's Editorial team. A graduate of Maths and physics with a passion for geopolitics and human rights. Ryan places integrity at the pinnacle of successful journalism and believes this is somewhat lacking in traditional media. Ryan is an educator who balances his time between family, social activism and humanitarian causes and his vice is Football and cars.