Many, many people-- including Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump-- became members of the Martin Shkreli Sucks Club this week. But at least one woman has allegedly been paying dues to MSSC for a lot longer than that.
Shkreli has been named in multiple lawsuits in which he was accused of carrying out "schemes" to take money from former employers; making "false and misleading statements"; deceiving "the investing public"; and using Facebook and other social-media channels to harass family members of a man with whom he had a business dispute. Along with these allegations about his professional conduct, Shkreli is also facing an accusation of "gross" behavior in his personal life. A woman claiming to be Shkreli's ex-girlfriend said he sent her a series of Facebook messages years after their breakup in an attempt to solicit sex for money. The woman, who would give her name only as "Katie," contacted Business Insider about the exchange on Tuesday. The following morning she posted screenshots on a (NSFW) personal blog that she said showed Shkreli's unwanted online advances and her disgusted response. In a conversation with Business Insider on Tuesday evening, Shkreli disputed all of the allegations that have been made against him. He also dismissed the controversy over the drug-price increase that put his name in the headlines.
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