Accused of sexual assault, previous Tinder CEO sues their accuser for defamation

Accused of sexual assault, previous Tinder CEO sues their accuser for defamation

The onetime chief executive of Tinder and its parent companies Match Group and IAC, sexually harassed and assaulted her at a company Christmas party in 2016 in August, a former vice president at Tinder filed a lawsuit alleging that Greg Blatt.

On Thursday, Blatt filed a defamation suit against their accuser, Rosette Pambakian, and against Tinder’s co-founder and former CEO Sean Rad, alleging that the intimate battery pack accusations are included in a smear campaign designed to provide Rad and Pambakian leverage in an independent multibillion-dollar legal battle within the value of Tinder stock.

“Rad and Pambakian have tried to weaponize a significant movement that is social” the defamation suit alleges, “undermining the plight of real victims of sexual punishment by simply making false accusations in cynical search for a $2 billion windfall.”

Orin Snyder, a legal professional for Pambakian and Rad, called Blatt’s suit “a new low for IAC/Match and their previous CEO. They continue steadily to retaliate against and smear a victim of intimate attack while the individual who reported it. Their assaults derive from lies and papers which can be removed from context. Whenever most of the proof concerns light, it shall be apparent just what took place right here. It’s shameful why these general public businesses are continuing to protect the truth up.”

A spokeswoman for Match Group stated neither the ongoing business nor its moms and dad is an event to Blatt’s suit.

Pambakian’s August suit painted an image of a Blatt that is drunken making improvements during the period of the celebration during the SLS resort in Beverly Hills, culminating in an event in an accommodation, along with other Tinder workers current, in which Blatt presumably pinned Pambakian to a bed and started “forcibly groping [Pambakian’s] breasts and legs, and kissing her arms, throat and upper body.”

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