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Price-gouging pharma CEO to former employee’s wife: ‘I hope to see you and your children homeless’

As Martin Shkreli continues to fight his bizarre PR war on Twitter, more and more unflattering bits and pieces of his history and persona are coming to light.

As Martin Shkreli continues to fight his bizarre PR war on Twitter, more and more unflattering bits and pieces of his history and persona are coming to light.

Raw Story reports that Shkreli is currently being sued for $65 million in damages by a company called Retrophin, which he founded and was later fired from for “giving away shares to friends” and using company assets to “pay off personal debts and keep afloat his sinking investment firm, MSMB Capital Management.”

But the suit alleges a much darker side to Shkreli’s business tactics, pointing to an incident where he threatened the wife of a former employee.

“I hope to see you and your four children homeless and will do whatever I can to assure this,” former employee Timothy Pierotti claimed Shkreli wrote in a letter to his wife.

Pierotti also claimed that Shkreli contacted his children on Facebook and told them their father betrayed him and stole $3 million.

 

Shkreli kicked off an uproar after purchasing the rights to Daraprim, a 62-year-old drug used for treating life-threatening parasitic infections in children and AIDS patients, and raising the price overnight from $13.50 per tablet to $750.

He defended his decision to hike the price — by 5,500 percent — saying it was necessary to protect his investment and still keep the drug “underpriced” on the current market.

Speaking to CNBC this Monday, anchor Meg Tirrell asked Shkreli if the resulting uproar from his price hike changed his mind at all.

“In response to all of this attention and doctors and patient groups saying they can’t access this drug, are you gonna change the price?” Tirrell asked.

“No,” Shkreli replied.

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  1. urbandragonfly

    September 22, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    This guy is the devil incarnate. I can only hope Karma will pay him back in direct proportion to the pain, suffering and potential deaths he may directly be responsible for. Greedy people, like this guy, should lose everything – they have already lost their souls but they don’t care about that. Sad.

  2. brian kiel

    September 25, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    everyone should out URL Pharma.. they did the same thing for colchicine now colcrys.. they raised the price from less than a penny to $6 each.. many more people use it on a daily basis and either have to spend hundreds on it and in many cases cant afford a drug that they used to get for $4 or less for a full prescription

  3. Keith Kline

    February 4, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Why hasn’t he been taken out yet? Give me his whereabouts and I’ll do it for free.

  4. DeathToYuppieScum

    July 10, 2016 at 2:19 am

    I’d like to take a knife to this fucker’s throat, or set his ill gotten MacMansion on fire while he sleeps, either way, Shkreli and other greedy yuppie scum like him should pay for the lives they’ve ruined with their blood.

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