Dave Portnoy, founder of Barstool Sports continues to make headlines, and this time, it’s not for the best of reasons.
Via Deadspin: During a conversation about Harvey Weinstein on Barstool Radio, Portnoy explained Weinstein’s behavior through his own thought process that Weinstein should be able to exchange sex for work:
Harvey Weinstein’s answer to that, and he’s obviously a total scumbag, but any big powerful person, like—“Fuck you, it’s my company, I built this myself. I don’t get to fuck, because… I don’t owe Joe Blow, talented actress anything. This is my company, I gotta get fucking laid, and if she’s willing to make that trade… it’s not publicly… who do I owe? I don’t owe this talented person anything.”
This isn’t the first time Portnoy has made some sort of comment insinuating this kind of behavior. During an interview with Lisa Guerrero on Inside Edition, Portnoy suggested that girls wearing skinny jeans deserved to be raped, and he stood by his comment when directly asked:
This is what he does, it’s comments like this that blew them up into superstardom, it has worked for him. It’s page from the Howard Stern book. Say controversial sh*t so that people want to hear what you say next. Barstool is the sole reason I started this site back a few years, but we tend to shy away from crediting rapists.
New co-worker with ESPN, yep, Portnoy is bringing his product to ESPN (defend the wall, right?), Samantha Ponder isn’t happy about the addition of the late night 1AM show:
— Sam Ponder (@sam_ponder) October 16, 2017