David Portnoy is in even more hot water after his bizarre reaction to sexual abuse allegations elicited strange responses from sports fans everywhere. Now, the beleaguered arbiter of frat boy internet culture has been banned from Twitter. Portnoy shared email correspondence with the editor of a Business Insider piece that exposed the allegations that contained private information.
Portnoy took to Instagram to complain about the suspension, where it was alleged that he doxed editor Nicholas Carlson. In the correspondence, Barstool Sports invited the editor to appear on a video podcast with Portnoy. Carlson said the report spoke for itself. David then complained that he’d given up his Twitter privileges for posting the emails.
“I got suspended from posting on Twitter for 12 hours for posting this.”
As one typically does when they’re involved in a horrific national scandal of their own devising, Portnoy appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show on Monday to deny the allegations and spread conspiracy theories. Portnoy said the entire piece was a character assassination. He thinks that there was a company-wide plot to defame him and his platform.
On the menu for David Portnoy’s chat with Tucker was a conspiracy that the Business Insider story was written as a part of a conspiracy to tank the stock of Penn National Gaming. The company is a 36% stakeholder in Portnoy’s Barstool Sports. No evidence has been presented to support that claim.
David Portnoy was accused in the piece of various acts of sexual harassment and assault. In his social media response, Portnoy was visibly upset. The Barstool founder still remained his normal self, though. He continues to deny any wrongdoing.
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