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Snapchat CEO's misogynistic emails to fraternity brothers revealed

College can be a time of poor judgement and bad behavior for young people, but emails from 2009 paint Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel as a misogynistic, entitled playboy.
By Aileen Graef   |   May 29, 2014 at 1:59 PM  |  Updated May 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM   |   Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 29 (UPI) -- Emails have come to light from Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel during his time at Stanford University revealing misogynistic, crude words from him and his fraternity brothers.

During his undergraduate years at Stanford, Spiegel was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. The same fraternity chapter holding a record plagued with misconduct, including a temporary suspension due to violating the "Controlled Substances and Alcohol Policy."

The emails included talk of the fraternity brothers peeing on women, getting girls drunk so they could have sex, snorting cocaine and other disgusting activities.

In one email, Spiegel planned a "Legacies of our Two-Timing Forefathers" party in which they celebrated President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, President John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, and "Sally Hemmings (get some, Jefferson)".

After Gawker's Valleywag released the emails from 2009, 23-year-old Spiegel apologized, saying he is "mortified" at what he wrote in those emails.

"I'm obviously mortified and embarrassed that my idiotic emails during my fraternity days were made public. I have no excuse. I'm sorry I wrote them at the time and I was jerk to have written them. They in no way reflect who I am today or my views towards women," he told Business Insider.

Snapchat is now valued at $2 billion and was founded by Spiegel and fraternity brothers Bobby Murphy and ousted Reggie Brown.

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