Barstool owner Dave Portnoy is practically giddy over news that his much-hated rival, Henry Blodget, is stepping down as CEO of Insider.
Portnoy held a poolside “Emergency Press Conference” on X to discuss the announcement.
“I don’t know if you heard the news today,” Portnoy said while puffing on a celebratory cigar. “My guy, Henry Blodget, out at Business Insider. Kicked upstairs. CEO see ya!”
“That’s right, Henry f**king Blodget.” he continued. “Long time coming.”
Emergency Press Conference – Henry Blodget Got Fired pic.twitter.com/VMT1oT2prp
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) November 14, 2023
Portnoy’s animosity toward Blodget stems from what he calls a “hit piece” Insider ran on him in which the publication, citing several women, accused the Barstool Sports founder of unwanted rough sex.
According to the women’s claims, Portnoy filmed the women without their permission as they engaged in sex acts and went so far as to choke them.
“It was so rough I felt like I was being raped he videotaped me and spit in my mouth and choked me so hard I couldn’t breathe,” one of the alleged victims wrote in messages viewed by Insider. “And it hurt and I was literally screaming in pain.”
Portnoy has vehemently denied the allegations. He filed a lawsuit against Insider, but it was later dismissed, the New York Post reports.
According to Portnoy, Blodget is “a crook” who stole “your grandmother’s money” and “stole healthcare” from his employees.
Blodget is “the guy who tried to run me out of town with a hit piece because that’s what they did at Business Insider,” Portnoy stated.
“They tried to get cheap clicks, fake stories,” he added. “That guy’s gone. Out.”
And Portnoy was ready to celebrate.
At one of his many homes, in one of his many wine cellars, he claimed, is a bottle of Dom Perignon Vintage 2010 with Blodget’s name on it — a gesture Portnoy makes for all his enemies, according to The Post.
“But for now, Henry, you piece of sh*t, kicked upstairs… you got f**king outed,” Portnoy said. “They changed the name of the company from Insider back to Business Insider ’cause your little game of trying to ruin people, and being the crook and the scumbag and the piece of sh*t that you’ve been you’re entire f**king life, you tiny, little, scrawny dork.”
“Blodget, 57, will serve as board chair of the rebranded Business Insider as Barbara Peng — who previously served as the outlet’s president — steps into the CEO spot,” The Post reports.
“Game’s over,” Portnoy stated. “They said, ‘Get out of here!'”
“Meanwhile,” he taunted, “I bought my company back for a buck and have 9,000 houses.”
“So here’s to you, Henry,” Portnoy toasted, popping a bottle of bubbly. “You piece of f**king shit.”
“Karma’s a bitch,” he said while taking a sip. “Taylor Swift said that.”
“Another one bites the dust.”
On X, plenty were ready to raise a glass with their Barstool buddy.
This is a pretty legendary video I can’t lie
— Coby’s Gambling Corner (@CobyValentine) November 14, 2023
i aspire to this level of pettiness and grudge holding
— nic carter (@nic__carter) November 15, 2023
Dave Portnoy is our spirit animal.
— Autism Capital (@AutismCapital) November 14, 2023
Portnoy wins yet again. Love to see it.
— Vinny DiF (@vinnydif) November 15, 2023
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