Allegations of rough sex with two young women have been denied by Barstool Sports co-founder Dave Portnoy.
The two accusers, not identified, have accused Portnoy, 44, in a Business Insider story of filming them without their consent plus choking and spitting on them during sex in two individual encounters in Nantucket where he lives.
Portnoy, in turn, claimed Thursday in a 10-minute video on Twitter that he’s just a victim of what he calls an eight-month “witch hunt” by Business Insider reporter Julia Black.
Portnoy alleged Black already had a narrative against him before doing the interviews with the two women, among others, in her eight month investigation.
“The woke cancel culture wants to cancel me,” the divorced Portnoy said on Twitter, while speaking against the advice of his lawyers.
“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,’” he said. “Well guess what? A lot of f—— people hate me.”
Portnoy points to his support of Trump and being a guest on Tucker Carlson as a reason for some of that hatred.
A 20-year-old woman, identified under the pseudonym Madison, shared a text with a friend in the Business Insider story after her encounter with Portnoy in which she said in part: “It was so rough I felt like I was being raped.”
Another woman, 19, identified under the moniker Allison, told Business Insider she had to be hospitalized for suicidal thoughts after her encounter with Portnoy.
“I’m pretty confident in myself. I know I’ve never done anything weird with a girl – ever,” Portnoy said in his video statement. “This reporter had an agenda from day one.”
Portnoy started the sports and pop culture media company Barstool Sports in 2003 and made it a multi-million dollar empire.