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Martin Shkreli Is Excited To Rejoin Elon Musk's Twitter

The "Pharma Bro" and convicted felon reportedly feels he may allowed back on Twitter.

After weeks of speculation, Elon Musk has made it official. 

Assuming the Tesla  (TSLA) -  CEO’s $44 billion bid to takeover Twitter goes through, he will undo the permanent ban on former President Donald Trump, who was banned from Twitter  (TWTR) -  last year after the Jan 6 riots, citing the risk of further violence.

Musk made the pronouncement in an interview with the Financial Times, and made it very clear that he doesn’t think anyone should be permanently banned from Twitter, and that any violation should merit, at most, a temporary suspension. 

Lauren Duca, who went viral in 2016 for her essay and whom Shkreli seems to fixate on. 

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After she turned down his invitation to attend Trump’s inauguration, Shkreli created multiple photo collages of the two of them together. Eventually his account, with nearly 200,000 followers, was removed.

But that removal might not stick if Musk follows through with his plan to eliminate the very concept of Twitter bans, and Shkreli is reportedly pumped to greet the public once again.

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Martin Shkreli Is Excited To Tweet Once More

The saga of Martin Shkreli refuses to go away. Instead, it just gets stranger.

In late 2020, Elle ran a feature titled “The Journalist and the Pharma Bro” concerning the journalist Christie Smythe, who covered white-collar crime for Bloomberg News, and left her job and husband after falling for Shkreli while covering his trial. Eventually, Smythe was dumped by Shkreli “via his lawyer in a national magazine,” but the two are now back in touch. 

, Smythe said she has a new job and is working on a memoir about her experience, to be titled “Smirk: How I Fell In Love With the Most Hated Man in America.” 

In the feature, she revealed that his release date, as posted on the Bureau of Prisons website is November 7, 2022.

Once he gets out he has a number of projects lined up, including “a podcast, a Substack, a dating app (!), and, of course, he’s also ‘very interested in crypto.’”

He’s also excited to rejoin Musk’s Twitter. Per the article:

“The day I interviewed Smythe, she and Shkreli had been emailing earlier in the day about Elon Musk buying Twitter. He’s very excited,’ Smythe says, adding that Shkreli feels like now he may be allowed back on Twitter….’I think he would have to be on his best behavior if he were let back on Twitter,’ Smythe says. ‘I don’t know what the precedent would be.’”

Musk has cautioned that his Twitter deal hasn’t been finalized. 

But if it goes through, there’s no reason to think that the self-proclaimed free-speech absolutist, who thus far has not publicly commented on Twitter harassment, wouldn’t let Shkreli back on the site.