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'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli said he has been permanently banned from Twitter


Martin Shkreli's twitter account, @MartinShkreli, has been shut down for good, reports the New York Post.

"Breaking News: Twitter has confirmed I am PERMANENTLY suspended from Twitter,” Shkreli wrote. “This account will not be restored.”

The former pharmaceutical employee courted controversy in 2015 by raising the price of an AIDS drug and hasn't exactly been a super popular figure in American media since. 

Ironically, Shkreli had to make the announcement via Facebook. 

Shkreli was initially kicked off Twitter in January for harassing several female journalists, including a Teen Vogue editor who wrote an opinion piece criticizing Donald Trump.

When asked about the initial ban, Shkreli told the New York Post, “She said she prizes rational discourse, but when I messaged her with an invitation, she did the exact opposite of rational discourse.”

Shkreli is also free on $5 million bail after he was arrested for running an $11 million securities fraud scheme. 

But, if you were a fan of Shkreli mania, fear not. 

The businessman will now be tweeting from the handle @TrashyTheCat, named for a cat that Shkreli adopted from Philadelphia. 

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