Blogger and Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy is no stranger to controversy. Once described as a "misogynistic troll-king" by The Daily Beast, he has garnered criticism for his views and his alleged conduct.
Between November 2021 and February 2022, seven women shared details about their alleged sexual encounters with David with Insider, claiming he committed sexual misconduct. That February, Dave filed a defamation lawsuit, which was eventually denied; he then filed an appeal before dropping it a year later.
Below, we take a look at David's current and past relationships as well as more details on the Insider situation.
Who is David Portnoy's girlfriend?
Since March 2021, David has been in a relationship with Silvana Mojica.
In an April 2023 Instagram carousel post, Silvana shared a photo of herself and David enjoying time in Lake Como, Italy. She captioned the post "best friends," with two hands making a heart emoji.
Who has David Portnoy dated? A look at his past girlfriends.
Prior to David's relationship with Silvana, he reportedly dated former Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader Shannon St. Clair. The two were spotted in multiple clubs in Miami, according to OK! magazine. Shannon reportedly shared snaps of her hanging out with David to her own Instagram story.
In May 2019, David was spotted at the Preakness Stakes horse race with a mystery woman. They haven't been seen together since.
In 2017, David went out with Jordyn Hamilton. He accused her of cheating on him with her Soul Cycle instructor around the same time as the relationship ended.
David Portnoy was married to Renee Portnoy between 2009 and 2017.
David started dating an equestrian and social media personality named Renee Portnoy (née Satterthwaite) in 2005. They got engaged in 2008. They were married between 2009 and 2017, but they don't have kids together.
What happened with the allegations against David Portnoy and his lawsuit against 'Insider'?
Between late 2021 and early 2022, Insider published a series of articles detailing several women's sexual assault allegations against David.
The articles featured interview snippets with women who gave accounts of alleged sexual encounters at David's house in Nantucket, Mass., that they say turned violent. "It was so rough I felt like I was being raped … I was literally screaming in pain," one person claimed.
A woman using the pseudonym of Madison said it was a "traumatic experience," adding that David allegedly choked her until she could barely breathe. Another woman, Allison (not her real name), claimed it was "really aggressive" and that David made her feel "very preyed on."
A woman using the name Kayla claimed that she got slapped across the face, injured a rib, and had marks on her body because of an unusually aggressive sexual encounter with David. "Yes, it was technically consensual sex, but that was not the sex I consented to," she claimed.
Another woman alleged being filmed without her consent: "I felt very anxious and embarrassed." The same woman claimed she received unsolicited videos of David having sex with other women.
David, who has has repeatedly denied the sexual misconduct allegations, filed a defamation lawsuit against Insider in February 2022. After a judge dismissed it in November 2022, David filed an appeal.
In a February 2023 filing, David dropped his appeal.
The lawsuit was also dismissed with prejudice, which means that it can't be refiled in the future.
So, it's safe to say both parties are trying to put this situation behind them.
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