A previous executive at the dating website Tinder took legal action against the company and its previous CEO on Monday alleging he sexually attacked her and the business fired her in retaliation for her complaint.
Rosette Pambakian stated in the suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that former Match Group and Tinder CEO Gregory Blatt made a raunchy overture to her at a company vacation celebration in 2016 at a Los Angeles hotel.
Pambakian stated she opted for 2 work buddies to a hotel space upstairs to get away from Blatt, but he later on appeared and searched and kissed her without approval. She stated her two associates, including Blatt’s executive assistant, experienced the encounter.
The company owned by IAC/InterActiveCorp, which is managed by media magnate Barry Diller, performed a sham investigation that concluded the habits was “consensual cuddling,” her lawyers stated.
The Match Group rejected Pambakian was fired as retaliation for reporting Blatt and said an independent examination found there was no violation of law or company policy, according to a declaration from its board.
Pambakian and other Tinder executives sued Match and IAC seeking $2 billion a year ago for allegedly bilking them by manipulating financial information to produce a lowball estimate of Tinder’s value.
That lawsuit included Pambakian’s sexual misbehavior accusations. At the time, the company stated that suit was meritless.