Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy fires back over alleged abusive sex

Barstool Sports' Dave Portnoy fires back over alleged abusive sex

Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy went on an online rant Thursday, slamming Business Insider for an explosive “slander piece” on his alleged penchant for abusive and violent sex.

Portnoy, 44, claimed that he — and not the women interviewed by the outlet — was the victim during the bizarre Facebook live broadcast.

“Even though they said they never accused me of raping a girl they describe rape in the article, big ass headlines,” he said during the hour-long rant. “They accuse me of rape, period. They say they didn’t, there’s no actual allegation.”

“But if you read it, it’s like girls running away, Dave won’t stop. That’s rape,” he said. “I’ve said this from the top: I don’t care how many times a girl says ‘yes, yes, yes,’ before. If at any point she says like, ‘no, stop,’ and you don’t stop, that’s rape. That’s rape.”

“That’s what they said I did,” Portnoy said. “I never did that.”

The creator of the popular online site spoke over a microphone sitting in a coffee mug on top of a water cooler during the chaotic broadcast — with the Barstool logo on the mike, mug, and the wall behind him.

He slammed article author Julia Black, saying “she sucks at her job” and that she “baited” him after first claiming in April that she was doing a positive profile of the online mogul — an offer he said he declined.

He called Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget “a scumbag.”

“Who are you gonna believe at this point?” he said. “They belong in prison. They have evidence they have withheld to make me look like a rapist without calling me a rapist.”

Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy insists he never sexually assaulted a woman while ranting on a microphone placed on top of a water jug.
Portnoy insists he never sexually assaulted a woman while ranting on a microphone during a Facebook live broadcast.

“And you know what? It’s gonna stick with the people who don’t f—ing like me.”

Portnoy displayed text and direct messages from his accusers — including a 19-year-old named Allision who even told him she had bragged about their sexual encounter.

“I was sexting, alright? Give me a break,” he said. “She’s of age, she never said no. Sounds consensual to me.”

He said the second woman, identified as Madison, ended up sleeping on his couch “because we didn’t get along.”

Portnoy also claimed he was targeted for his affiliation with former President Donald Trump, displaying a post by Madison showing him with Trump and the caption, “Ok. Not my proudest f–k.”

Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget
Portnoy called Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget “a scumbag”.
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The controversy was sparked by the report last week that said the two women claimed they had been the subject of “violent” and “humiliating” trysts with Portnoy.

Madison told the outlet the sexual encounter 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,” Madison said. “It was so painful. I kept trying to get away and he was like, ‘Stop running away from me,” and then “just went harder.”

Just hours after the article was made public on Nov. 4, Portnoy took to Twitter to fire back, saying the encounters were consensual.

He called the story “jarring,” and said it was “a hit piece” that was “100 percent not true.”

Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy interviews then-President Donald Trump at the White House on July 23, 2020.
Portnoy insists he is being targeted for his affiliation with former President Donald Trump.

The popular but controversial millionaire has raised eyebrows in the past, including a 2010 blog post following the acquittal of an Australian rape suspect.

“I never condone rape, but if you’re size six and you’re wearing skinny jeans, you kind of deserve to be raped,” Portnoy wrote at the time.

In a Facebook rant late Wednesday, Portnoy announced the online press conference, saying he had the goods to prove that Business Insider’s report was flawed.

“I got the proof, I got the chest hair,” he said on the page, which is titled “El Presidente.” “You f—ed up. I told you you f—ed up. Tick-tock motherf—-rs. It’s coming.”

Earlier on Thursday, Portnoy also posted a video from the hit movie “Braveheart” on Instagram, with his face superimposed over actor Mel Gibson, who portrayed the historic Scottish hero William Wallace.

Portnoy founded Barstool in 2003 out of his home in Massachusetts, taking to the streets to distribute what was then a free four-page newspaper.

He later went digital and transformed the company into a massive success.

In an email Thursday, a spokesperson for Business Insider told The Post, “we continue to stand by the story.”

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