Citron's Andrew Left says he won't comment on GameStop after multiple attacks

Jan. 22, 2021 11:43 AM ETGameStop Corp. (GME)GMEBy: Joshua Fineman, SA News Editor139 Comments
  • Citron's Andrew Left is throwing in the towel on commenting on video game store chain GameStop (NYSE:GME) after getting attacked from investor community on his short thesis on the shares, including alleged attacks against his family.
  • Left, in a letter posted on a new Twitter account he created, writes that "What Citron has experienced in the past 48 hours is nothing short of shameful and a sad commentary on the state of the community."
  • Left became the target for criticism from long investors after posting a YouTube video yesterday on downside case for the shares to $20. Gamestop shares have more than tripled, climbing 280%, in almost two weeks, including a 70% increase today.
  • He continues in the letter that he has stopped commenting on GameStop because an "angry mob who owns this stock has spent the past 48 hours'' allegedly committing crimes that Left will turn over to the the FBI, SEC and other governmental agencies.
  • He adds that he hopes the government will step in and eliminate this issue for other market commentators "whose families get terrorized by people who naively think they are anonymous," Left wrote in the letter.
  • GameStop short interest is 151%.
  • Recall Jan. 14, Heavily shorted Gamestop, Bed Bath gain as short selling hedge fund scales back.

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