comScore Martin Shkreli Has Been Suspended From Twitter After Harassing Teen Vogue’s Lauren Duca

Martin Shkreli Has Been Suspended From Twitter After Harassing Teen Vogue’s Lauren Duca

Martin Shkreli finally got the boot from Twitter dot com and it was for the exact sort of thing you’d expect.

Remember Lauren Duca, the Teen Vogue writer whose viral essay on Donald Trump and face-off with Tucker Carlson launched her to journalistic stardom in the last month? Yeah, she’s been getting a lot of attention in the media world, but she also attracted the attention of Shkreli.

At first, it seemed innocuous. She posted this screengrab of his invitation for her to join him at the inauguration:

That traveled around on Twitter and seemed funny enough, but then she posted this:

Her followers were shocked and even Carrie Goldberg, a lawyer who specializes in online sex crimes, jumped in.

Twitter took notice, banning the “pharma bro” from the platform.

Duca’s name has been popping up in his livestreams, too. He said she can “get it from behind always” and “will come around eventually.”

Probably not. Whether Twitter will “come around eventually” and let him return to the platform remains to be seen.

UPDATE — 3:16 p.m. EST:

The Twitter reactions to this development are pouring in.

UPDATE – 5:27 pm EST: Duca spoke about the news with Business Insider, saying Shkreli “absolutely deserves” to be suspended over his “targeted harassment.”

“It’s unfortunate that the only reason people are paying attention is because he’s relatively high-profile,” said Duca. “Trolling seems to be an automatic occupational hazard for female writers who receive any level of professional attention.”

Shkreli said “nope” when asked if he had a response to his suspension.

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