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Dave Portnoy Says Twitter Temporarily Suspended Him for Posting Email Exchange With Insider Editor

The Barstool Sports founder was the subject of an Insider investigation last week

Dave Portnoy said Monday he was temporarily suspended from posting on Twitter after he shared a screenshot of an email exchange with the global editor in chief of Business Insider.

In an Instagram Story, Portnoy posted what appeared to be the email exchange, in which his team invited Carlson and other Insider team members on a Barstool Sports podcast to discuss Insider’s reporting on Portnoy’s sex life. Last week, the outlet reported that two woman have accused Portnoy of being too rough with them during sex and filming them without their consent. A third woman said she was suicidal following her sexual encounter with the Barstool founder, who has been defensive on social media and television since the piece came out.

Nicholas Carlson, the global editor in chief of Insider, declined the offer to appear on any podcasts and asked that any further requests be sent the the outlet’s publicity department. On Instagram, Portnoy captioned the exchange, “Cowards.”

He then wrote, “I got suspended from posting on Twitter for 12 hours for posting this. Keep in mind Nicholas Carlson posted my actually [sic] home address.” (Carlson acknowledged on Friday that he had posted a document containing Portnoy’s address that was not fully redacted and had deleted it after Twitter followers pointed that out.)

A spokesperson for Twitter did not immediately return a request for comment.

He posted one defense of his handling of a Washington Post interview request Monday evening and a tweet about “running on adderall, coffee and revenge” instead of sleep in the early morning hours Tuesday. It is unclear when the 12-hour suspension took place, though a screenshot on his Instagram Story suggested he had to delete the tweet in question to continue using the platform.