New York, June 3: Charismatic Facebook founding president Sean Parker has felt that he has been ‘stigmatized by a victimless crime’, since he was depicted in Justin Timberlake’s ‘The Social Network’ as a cocaine-addicted, hard-partying nerd.
In the film, Parker’s parties at his 20-million-dollar Greenwich Village townhouse named, after Bacchus, the Roman god of intoxication, and a 2005 drug-related arrest (which didn’t result in charges) seemed to reinforce his playboy image.
“There’s a certain pressure from the press and even from the people I meet to live up to that reputation that’s been created by the film,” the New York Post quoted him as saying.
However, he refused to say whether he currently uses drugs.
“It is an individual decision that doesn’t hurt others, and it’s a victimless crime as long as you’re not hurting yourself. You end up with collateral [reputation] damage because it is stigmatized,” he added. (ANI)