Barstool Sports co-founder Dave Portnoy has vehemently denied accusations of rough sex with women as young as 19 and says he’s scared of cancel culture
Barstool Sports co-founder Dave Portnoy has vehemently denied accusations of rough sex with women as young as 19 and says he’s scared of cancel culture.
Two women accused Portnoy, 44, – who has been linked to three sex tapes – of filming them without consent, choking them and spitting on them, reported.The women accusing him have not been identified.
Portnoy denies the claims, saying he was the victim of an eight-month ‘witch hunt’.
He posted a 10-minute video to Twitter on Thursday in response to the story, speaking publicly against the advice of his attorneys.
‘People f***ing hate me because I interviewed Trump or I go on Tucker Carlson,’ he said.’The woke cancel culture wants to cancel me. This is the next escalation and they’re like oh he wrote a rape joke in 2010 which I wouldn’t do now.
‘He made a video at a porn convention, he must be a rapist and let’s just dig up every rock and I’m scared now.I’m scared because they’re asking for more. They’re asking the internet, ‘tell us bad stories about Dave Portnoy.’ Well guess what? A lot of f***ing people hate me.’
A woman identified under the pseudonym Madison, who was 20 at the time of the alleged encounter, told the outlet she connected with Portnoy after messaging him on Instagram and later told him she fantasized about being raped.
‘You and I are going to get along so well,’ he reportedly responded.
Two women have come forward with accounts of unpleasant, violent sex with Barstool Sports Founder Dave Portnoy
Portnoy posted a video on Twitter to address the claims, saying the sex was ‘100 percent consensual’ and that ‘there was no weirdness’ after the hookups
He allegedly bought her a first-class plane ticket to visit him in Nantucket, where she said they shared pizza and she performed oral sex on him.
She told the outlet that he began videotaping the intimate moment without permission.
‘I never said anything,’ she said.’I was scared.
‘He was just so mean.’
The pair also had sex, and Business Insider shared an alleged text exchange between Madison and a friend after the hook up.
In a text, a woman accused Portnoy of filming her and spitting in her mouth
It said: ‘It was so rough I felt like I was being raped he video taped me and spit in my mouth and choked me so hard I couldn’t breathe.
‘And it hurt and I was literally screaming in pain.’
Madison added: ‘It was so painful.I kept trying to get away and he was like, ‘Stop running away from me. Stop running away from me.’
She said he ‘went harder’ after she protested.
Another woman told Business insider that she too was choked and videotaped during sex without consent.
She said she didn’t want to elaborate for fear of retaliation.
‘I know how he is when someone goes after him,’ she told the outlet.
A woman who was 19 when she had sex with Portnoy said the fling left her feeling suicidal
Another woman identified under the moniker Allison told Business Insider she was hospitalized with suicidal thoughts after having a fling with Portnoy inside his Nantucket house when she was 19.
‘He leaned in and started kissing me and I didn’t know what to do at that point,’ she told the publication. ‘And we went upstairs and he was really aggressive and I didn’t know what to do and we had sex and that was it and he kicked me out.’
The woman claimed Portnoy chocked her during sex and repeatedly spat in her mouth.
‘I was kind of scared,’ she said.’I didn’t want to disappoint him.’
She said two photos – a selfie of her and Portnoy and a snap of her leaving the house – soon circulated around the island community, exposing their fling.
‘I guess it was kind of my breaking point,’ Allison told a reporter.
She was hospitalized three nights later suffering from mental health issues, but says she does not consider her encounter with Portnoy a sexual assault.
Instagram influencer Ava Louiise said she received a message from Portnoy that said: ‘I never reach out.I noted you 2 weeks ago and was interested’
He reportedly added: ‘I thought about you a bunch last night.Not all wholesome all the time’
Instagram influencer Ava Louiise discussed her interactions with Portnoy during a Business Insider interview, saying she began chatting with him when she was 19 and he was 40.
‘I never reach out. I noticed you 2 weeks ago and was interested,’ Portnoy said in a text to the teen, according to Insider.
He later added: ‘I thought about you a bunch last night.Not all wholesome all the time.’
She replied: ‘I wanna be famous so bad I’d be so good at it.’
‘I’m a good start then,’ Portnoy said.
Ava Louise said she ultimately decided not to hook up with Portnoy, and in hindsight found his behavior ‘predatory.’
‘It’s every man that has followers or status of any sort, and it’s kind of, like, terrifying in a way,’ she said.
Portnoy said in his video statement he suspected an article would be published because his female friends had warned him of a reporter who spent the past eight months fishing for dirt on his sexual exploits.
Portnoy said he was targeted by a reporter who spent eight months trying to dig up dirt on his sex life, and said the article’s ‘narrative was already decided upon’
‘It was making it sound like the story is already written; they’re trying to portray you a certain way,’ he said.’I’m pretty confident in myself. I know I’ve never done anything weird with a girl – ever.’
He said he was hoping the reporter would drop the story.
‘It became obvious she was going to continue to dig and dig and dig whether took four months, eight months, or eight years to fulfil the narrative she had already decided upon before she even started this article from day one.’
He said Madison’s recounting of their encounter was far from the reality of the situation, acknowledging that while they did hook up, it involved two willing participants.
‘At no point was it not 100 percent consensual, at no point did she ask me to stop,’ he said.’At no point did either of us think something unseemly happen.
‘There was no weirdness after, it was totally fine.’
Portnoy shared a text exchange he said he had with Allison after they slept together which proves they were on good terms
He said he met Allison after she sent him a direct message on social media, and added that while her depression was ‘f***ing awful,’ there were no hints that their rendezvous left her feeling unwell.
Portnoy shared a text exchange he claimed was made between he and Allison after they met.
‘Miss my d*** yet?’ he said.
‘Hahaha of course,’ she replied, adding she was ‘in shock’ he was continuing to message her.
Portnoy came forward with his version of events against the advice of his attorneys
Portnoy said all of the allegations levelled against him by the outlet are false.
‘Those are the two accusations sexual nature that were dug up against me,’ he said.’The first one, I’ll never be able to prove my side of the story, ever. It’s a he said, she said. I swear to God on my life, I’m telling the truth. The second one at least I have something to back it up.
‘This reporter had an agenda from day one from the second she picked up paper it took her eight months.’
The reporter, Julia Black, said on Twitter that she’s never worked so hard on a story before.
‘I hope you’ll take some time to read it,’ she said.’Thank you for the team at @insder for their support, and of course, the brave sources who spoke to me over the last 8 months.’
Portnoy, 44, married ex-wife Renee Satherthwaite, 33, in 2009; the pair announced their split in 2017
Since starting Barstool Sports in 2003, Portnoy has grown the media company into a multimillion-dollar enterprise.
He married Renee Satherthwaite, 33, in 2009.
He announced their split in a January 2017 blog post, writing: ‘It was mutual.No shady s*** on either side. I love her. I will always love her. We both needed a break to figure our s*** out.
‘Nothing that is happening is behind the other person’s back. She’s f***ing awesome and we both love each other. I’d legit take a bullet for her and that hasn’t changed and frankly who knows what the future will bring for the two of us,’ he added.
He previously dated fitness instructor Jordyn Hamilton, but they split following rumors that she cheated on him with another fitness instructor.