Everything You Need to Know About the Bizarre ‘Call Her Daddy’ Podcast Feud Between Dave Portnoy and ‘Suitman’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Alexandra Cooper and Sofia Franklyn

Long story brief, the feud between the hosts of the favored Barstool Sports podcast, Call Her Daddy, and the founder comes right down to cash. Doesn’t it all the time? But this story has an odd twist and because of the web, followers are very concerned in what’s taking place.

Here’s every little thing you might want to know in regards to the epic battle
between Alexandra Cooper, Sofia Franklyn, Dave Portnoy, and the mysterious “Suitman.”

Alexandra Cooper and Sofia Franklyn
Alexandra Cooper and Sofia Franklyn | Gotham/GC Images

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What is ‘Call Her Daddy’ podcast?

There are hundreds of podcasts on the market however few obtain the degrees of success that Barstool Sports exhibits have. The sports activities and popular culture weblog has grown to incorporate a number of podcasts, merchandise, blogs, movies, photographs, and even an newbie boxing league. The web site attracts thousands and thousands of viewers each month.

One common podcast beneath the Barstool Sports umbrella is Call
Her Daddy
. During the present, two greatest friend hosts Cooper and Franklyn get
candid about intercourse and encourage ladies to develop into extra assured within the bed room. The
X-rated present Call Her Daddy has been one of many top-ranked iTunes
podcasts because it launched in 2018.

However, the 2 mates haven’t launched a brand new present since
April due to stalled contract negotiations. And now the story simply obtained
weirder.

Cooper and Franklyn may be faking their friendship

For starters, the 2 co-hosts current themselves as greatest mates, roommates, and confidants, however at the least one insider stated the entire sisterhood is one massive sham — at the least proper now.

“They’re not talking to one another
anymore,” the insider revealed to New
York Post
. “They’ve utterly turned on one another and began arguing
over who was the actual expertise and who did extra of the heavy lifting [for the
podcast].”

They continued: “I believe their
viewers could be shocked to study what has been occurring behind the scenes
with them. It’s not the loyal, fun-loving friendship they put on the market.”

Who is ‘Suitman’ and the way did he
have an effect on contract negotiations?

Peter NelsonPeter Nelson
Peter Nelson | Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Part of the problem is that Franklyn’s
boyfriend, HBO Sports govt vice chairman Peter Nelson, inserted himself
into contact negotiations and drove a wedge between the 2 ladies, plus between
Franklyn and Portnoy.

The co-hosts had a three-year contract with Barstool Sports that they needed to sever one yr early. Each lady obtained an annual base wage of $75,000 plus an extra $2,500 an episode for each 10 % of listeners they attracted above the present’s common.

Fans of the present began calling
Nelson “Suitman” and slamming him for involving himself within the negotiations at
all. The insider claimed the HBO exec helped spur their departure, and that
Nelson was “quietly procuring [Franklyn and Cooper] regardless that they had been nonetheless
beneath contract with Barstool.”

Portnoy claimed he was keen to
negotiate

Instead of sitting quietly, the Barstool Sports founder launched a podcast episode of his personal defending his actions.

Portnoy additionally claimed he was keen to barter with the hosts. “We offered them mid- to high six-figure salaries and a way for them to get the intellectual property,” he stated. “We offered them substantial raises just to get them to honor their existing contract.”

With the brand new supply, Cooper was on board to complete out her contract, however Franklyn nonetheless refused. This has allegedly brought about the rift between the 2 mates and stalled the present, presumably completely. Neither of the ladies is ready to converse publicly in regards to the battle however one other inside supply advised the Post it’s all Nelson’s affect.

“They’re definitely estranged right now. A lot of it is Peter’s doing,” they stated.

We positively haven’t heard the final of this drama.  

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