In a rambling rant posted to Facebook after closing arguments in his securities case, former Turing Pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli threatened to sexually assault a journalist he had previously stalked on Twitter that led to his banning.
According to the New York Post, Shkreli wrote, “Trial’s over tomorrow, bitches. Then if I’m acquitted, I get to f*ck Lauren Duca.”
Shkreli was banned from Twitter in January after stalking the Teen Vogue editor online, photo-shopping himself into pictures with her, replacing her husband.
Alerted to Shkreli’s comments, Duca responded on Twitter saying she would castrate the diminutive exec — who is already looking at prison time — if he comes near her.
“Here’s my statement on Martin Shkreli: I would (still) rather eat my own organs,” she tweeted. “So much as touch me, and I’ll gladly chop off one of yours.”
The 34-year-old former pharma exec is accused of bilking investors out of more than $11 million between 2009 and 2014 in what has been described as a Ponzi scheme.
Shkreli gained national notoriety in 2015 when he purchased the rights to a drug used to treat cancer and AIDS victims and jacked the price up to $750 per pill from $13.50.