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FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried was enraged by media attention on polyamorous sex life

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, in disgrace, fumed over media speculation about his and his fellow executives’ polyamorous lifestyles in a recent interview.

Bankman-Fried lamented that the ‘media metric is clicks’ during a Nov. 16 phone call with crypto-influencer Tiffany Fong and YouTuber Stephen ‘Coffeezilla’ Findeisen.

Findeisen posted excerpts of the phone call on Twitter on Wednesday, and Bankman-Fried could be heard saying he was tired of the speculation about his love life and that of his fellow executives.

Earlier this month it was revealed that Bankman-Fried’s ex-girlfriend and CEO of one of his companies, Caroline Ellison, wrote about being polyamorous while she and other executives were living together in a house in the Bahamas.

The revelations come just as former FTX employees revealed the exorbitant expenses Bankman-Fried and her fellow executives took on the company’s pennies, which included massive food stipends, massages and even private jets carrying Amazon deliveries to their luxurious office in the Bahamas.

FTX filed for bankruptcy earlier this month amid reports that it owes clients billions of dollars.

Disgraced former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried lashed out at media speculation about his and his fellow executives' polyamorous lifestyle in an interview.

Disgraced former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried lashed out at media speculation about his and his fellow executives’ polyamorous lifestyle in an interview.

Bankman-Fried told Fong and Findeisen that the media were focusing on “provocative” topics in order to avoid a “boring story” that “won’t sell.”

The problem is, at the end of the day, your metric is clicks. That’s what they need to get and that’s fine, it is what it is, but what it means is that a boring story won’t sell, so they’ll try to ask me the most provocative questions possible. ‘ he said.

He said he thought ‘society’ had spent enough time speculating about the love lives of him and his fellow executives living in the Bahamas resort of Albany.

“We as a society, in my opinion, IMHO, have spent enough time this week trying to figure out if someone living in Albany was polyamorous,” Bankman-Fried said. “I feel like I’ve answered that question too many times, and the answer is just too boring for people to believe.”

Bankman-Fried's ex-girlfriend, Caroline Ellison, CEO of FTX's sister company Alameda Research, became the center of rumors about FTX's polyamorous romantic world.

Bankman-Fried's ex-girlfriend, Caroline Ellison, CEO of FTX's sister company Alameda Research, became the center of rumors about FTX's polyamorous romantic world.

Bankman-Fried’s ex-girlfriend, Caroline Ellison, CEO of FTX’s sister company Alameda Research, became the center of rumors about FTX’s polyamorous romantic world.

On his now-deleted Tumblr, Ellison wrote in 2020 under the handle Worldoptimization: “When I started my foray into cops, I thought of it as a radical break from my traditional past, but frankly, I’ve come to decide the only thing that’s acceptable.” cop style is best characterized as something like ‘imperial chinese harem’

Bankman-Fried looking harried in the Bahamas in November as FTX came crashing down around him

Bankman-Fried looking harried in the Bahamas in November as FTX came crashing down around him

Bankman-Fried looking harried in the Bahamas in November as FTX came crashing down around him

Rumors about the sexual antics of Bankman-Fried and her roommates in the Bahamas began to surface when FTX began to crash.

According to a November report in CoinDesk, everyone living in the house was paired with each other, or used to be at some point.

Among them was Bankman-Fried’s ex-girlfriend, Caroline Ellison, CEO of FTX’s sister company, Alameda Research.

In a Tumblr post from February, she wrote about her “foray into polyamory,” saying that in a poly relationship everyone should have a “ranking of their partners” and “ruthless power struggles for higher ranks.”

She said: “When I started my foray into cop, I thought of it as a radical break with my traditional past, but I’ve come to the conclusion that the only acceptable style of cop is best characterized as something like ‘imperial Chinese harem.” . .’

‘None of these non-hierarchical bulls***; everyone should have a ranking of their partners, people should know where they rank and there should be vicious power struggles for the higher ranks.’

Albany, the Bahamas resort where Bankman-Fried set up FTX headquarters

Albany, the Bahamas resort where Bankman-Fried set up FTX headquarters

Albany, the Bahamas resort where Bankman-Fried set up FTX headquarters

Bankman-Fried lived with his FTX headquarters in a luxury house in the resort of Albany in the Bahamas.

Bankman-Fried lived with his FTX headquarters in a luxury house in the resort of Albany in the Bahamas.

Bankman-Fried lived with his FTX headquarters in a luxury house in the resort of Albany in the Bahamas.

The luxurious house in the Bahamas where Bankman-Fried installed the FTX headquarters

The luxurious house in the Bahamas where Bankman-Fried installed the FTX headquarters

The luxurious house in the Bahamas where Bankman-Fried installed the FTX headquarters

As Bankman-Fried railed against media speculation about the romantic atmosphere at FTX, former employees revealed the outrageous spending they enjoyed while there.

The Bahamas headquarters had food daily, and employees enjoyed “free groceries, barbershop pop-up, and biweekly massages,” a former employee told the outlet. financial times. In the US, workers were allowed $200 for DoorDash daily.

There was also a ‘full set of cars and gasoline covered for all employees [and] Unlimited travel with all expenses covered to any office anywhere in the world.’

Amazon doesn’t ship to the Bahamas, so FTX opted to hire private planes to carry employee packages.

‘[It was] kids leading kids,’ said one former employee. “The whole operation was stupidly inefficient, but equally fascinating.”

‘I have never seen so much money in my life. I don’t think anyone has, including SBF.

In response to reports that Bankman-Fried and his employees regularly have too much fun on drugs or rely heavily on amphetamines to work for hours on end, the former chief executive said such things never happened.

There were no wild parties. He told the New York Times on Wednesday. ‘At our parties we play board games. Twenty percent of the people would have a quarter of a beer each and the rest of us would not drink at all.’

He said that he had been prescribed certain medications to help him work. “I think they help me focus a little bit,” he said.