Twitter Suspends Martin Shkreli's Account Amid Harassment Complaint
Martin Shkreli, the founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals known for Daraprim drug, recently tweeted something that enraged Lauren Duca and finally he was suspended from Twitter.
Martin Shkreli tweeted to Lauren Duca to be his +1 at Donald Trump's Inauguration as President. Lauren took this tweet as harassment and replied by denying the offer. The actual tweet was "Hey, I have a +1 to the inaug if u wanna be my +1" to the Freelance writer to which she replied, "I would rather eat my own organs".
The conversation took an ugly turn when he morphed the pictures of Lauren Duca with him sitting on a couch and also made a collage with captions that enraged Lauren Duca to take a step further and get the matter sorted.
On learning about the tweet, she got angry and then to take vengeance from Martin Shkreli, she took a screenshot of his profile containing all the pictures that were meant to harass her and then she tweeted it to Jack Dorsey who is the founder of Twitter with the caption "How is this Allowed", according to The Guardian.
Soon after Duca reported this, Jack Dorsey removed Martin Shkreli's account which had approximately 200,000 followers. Back in 2015, Martin Shkreli made it headlines when a drug used to cure AIDS which was earlier priced at $13.50 was hiked at around $750 a tablet, as per reports by Business Insider. Then again he was registered for fraud case in 2014 when he tried to loot Retrophin, a pharmaceutical company owned by himself.
After this incident occurred, Duca commented "He's an entitled creep and absolutely deserves to have his account suspended- perhaps indefinitely" to David Mack, Buzzfeed News.
Although Twitter is a place for self-expression, Twitter has always been strict about such issues. A similar case was reported against Milo Yiannopoulos after Leslie Jones of "Ghostbusters" fame reported of being harassed by him which resulted in account banning.