Bloomberg Reporter Who Covered Martin Shkreli Left Job And Husband For Him

Written by on December 21, 2020

Former Bloomberg Information reporter Christie Smythe says she “fell down the rabbit gap” in ditching her job and husband for Martin Shkreli, the reviled “pharma bro” who’s serving seven years in jail for hedge-fund fraud.

Smythe coated Shkreli’s arrest in December 2015 and informed Elle in an interview revealed on-line Sunday that they started relationship after he was behind bars in 2018.

“I fell down the rabbit gap,” she stated. “I’m completely satisfied right here. I really feel like I’ve function.”

Shkreli’s infamy exploded in September 2015 when his firm jacked up the worth of an AIDS drug from $13.50 per capsule to $750.

Smythe defined how she was charmed by a “grasp manipulator.” Jail visits grew to become extra intimate ― they exchanged “I like you’s,” although the 2 have “by no means slept collectively,” the journal famous. Smythe even froze her eggs, although she expects a relationship with him shall be “messy and tough.”

Christie Smythe wrote of her relationship with Martin Shkreli: “A woman can choose to do something with her life (

Christie Smythe wrote of her relationship with Martin Shkreli: “A girl can select to do one thing together with her life (which doesn’t have an effect on you) that you simply on no account approve of. However that’s OK.”

A happily-ever-after is trying more and more bleak. Shkreli hasn’t spoken to her since he found her article was within the works, they usually haven’t seen one another because the coronavirus pandemic started, Elle wrote. (Shkreli was denied a jail timeout in Might after he requested a three-month launch to analysis a COVID-19  remedy.) A terse assertion from him wishing Smythe luck in future endeavors didn’t precisely scream of romance, both.

However Smythe, who has offered the film rights to her Shkreli guide proposal, remained optimistic in a tweet Sunday aimed toward critics after the article posted.

“A girl can select to do one thing together with her life (which doesn’t have an effect on you) that you simply on no account approve of,” she wrote. “However that’s OK.”

Learn Elle’s complete article right here.


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