Rabbitholed #30 Martin Shkreli Has a Secret Twitter Account Pretending to Be a "He/Him" LatinX Singer...Who Still Does Not Want to Date Christie Smythe
Meanwhile, Smythe would no sooner *stop* writing about dating Shkreli than she would admit that the "Pharma Bro" looks like a Victorian baby—and that her devotion might be misplaced maternal instinct.
First of all, if you are reading this, because I know you’re reading this, dear Christie: The reason women cringe at your story is because we have all been there. I’m glad you are happier. I’m glad Martin freed you from an unhappy life, but you also deserve a man who makes you look better in your life and doesn’t drain you for free PR, free consulting, free crisis communications, free emotional support human-ing, free JUICE. Keep writing about this guy for the rest of your life if it makes you happy, I guess, but know that the reason why women wince so hard at Martin’s continued confusing humiliation of you is because we’ve all been where you are. Convincing yourself that the drug that is a brilliant psychopath’s erratic breadcrumbing charm is something special rather than the self-esteem-eradicating, dignity-defiling metaphorical crack cocaine that it is does you no favors, and you deserve (always) someone who makes your life easier, better, stronger. Please be kind—but to yourself. You’re great and talented, and I’m sorry that I have to write mean shit in headlines and subheds to get any attention in this shitty world. I do think that a ton of women 30+ don’t realize how deeply men prey on our maternal instinct, though. It’s something to watch out for because it’s very hard to realize and even harder to self-admit. It feels a lot better to be in control 100%, to never be duped. I admire your loyalty and your unwillingness to trash someone you care about, and you don’t have to do that, but you can also perhaps wake up just a little bit to the fact that someone has their hooks very deeply placed inside of you. Congrats to you for successfully taking a sledgehammer to a life you weren’t happy with. Keep going.
Christie Smythe is the 39-year-old ex-Bloomberg journo who broke the story of 39-year-old Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli’s securities fraud arrest but then became so smitten with the radiantly sociopathic habitual little purveyor of cruelty (“he’s 5’10! not 5’7”!” as she likes to point out in every interview) that she left her job and her husband to finally tell Martin that she loved him in jail, but then—hold on to your hats—when she went public in Elle about their love story he responded by dumping her with a lawyer’s note.