ControversyDave Portnoy of Barstool Sports Is Accused of Sexual Assault

Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports Is Accused of Sexual Assault

The news that Dave Portnoy, the creator of Barstool Sports, is being accused of sexual misconduct by several women sent shares in Penn National Gaming, which holds a sizable investment in the business, plunging Thursday.

Three women allege “frightening and humiliating” interactions with Portnoy that negatively impacted their mental health. Two of the women claim Portnoy choked them and secretly recorded them.

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Their admissions are made public in a Business Insider article.

I’ve never done anything weird with a girl, ever, never anything remotely non-consensual

In two videos uploaded on Twitter, Portnoy replied to the accusations by denying them and asserting that he has never faced legal action for a sexual encounter.

He referred to the Business Insider report as an “attack job” and asserted, “I’ve never done anything strange with a girl, ever, never anything remotely non-consensual.”

“For a decade, cancel culture has been pursuing me. This is only the subsequent revision “Added he.

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The claimed sexual harassment did not occur in Portnoy’s place of employment.

In a statement, a representative for Barstool Sports said, “We are not in the business of managing our employees’ personal lives, but we have made sure to have specific processes in place that encourage our colleagues to confidentially share any concerns they might have about their work environment.”

“Recent events in this story have nothing to do with conduct at work. We don’t comment on the personal lives of our employees as a matter of policy, but we take this seriously and are closely watching it “said the spokesman.

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It was so rough I felt like I was being raped, he videotaped me and spit in my mouth, and choked me so hard I couldn’t breathe.

Two days after having sex with Portnoy at his Nantucket home, one of the women who alleges she was a victim of his misbehavior emailed a friend, claiming, “It was so harsh I felt like I was being raped, he recorded me and spit in my mouth and choked me so hard I couldn’t breathe.”

Business Insider merely gave the woman’s name as “Madison.”

Portnoy has previously been charged with using racist words and making jokes about rape.

Requests for a response to the claims from the media have gone unanswered by a Penn National Gaming spokesperson.

In January 2020, Penn National Gaming paid the Chernin Group, to whom Portnoy had sold controlling ownership in Barstool Sports in 2016, $163 million for a 36% stake in the company.

Since its launch in 2003 as a sports blog, Barstool Sports has grown to include podcasts, merchandising, and betting through Barstool Bets, a website for sports betting and entertainment gambling.

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