Well, not exactly. The ‘most hated man in America’ has given a Florida woman the right to ‘repeatedly’ punch the infamous “Pharma bro” Martin Shkreli in the face. Shkreli announced the woman, named Katie, won the bidding after agreeing to donate $50,000 his late friend’s family.
“Katie will be permitted to “repeatedly pummel me in the face. Bidding is over. Congrats to her and the Kulichs!”
Shkreli has said he will match the bid, after launching the auction earlier this week in order to raise money for the family of his friend Mike Kulich, who passed away recently.
The Turing Pharmaceuticals founder came under fire last year after buying the rights to 62-year-old drug Daraprim – which is used to treat conditions including AIDS-related toxoplasmosis – and jacking up the price to $750 a pill.
The 5500% price rise sparked outrage, but Shkreli refused to back down. He was later removed as the company’s CEO after he was arrested over unrelated fraud allegations.
See, even awful people can do good things. Let’ hope Katie makes a video to spread the joy around.
(via Pink News)