In August, a previous vice president at Tinder filed case alleging that Greg Blatt, the onetime leader of Tinder and its particular moms and dad businesses Match Group and IAC, sexually harassed and assaulted her at a business Christmas time celebration in 2016.
On Thursday, Blatt filed a defamation suit against their accuser, Rosette Pambakian, and against TinderвЂ™s co-founder and former CEO Sean Rad, alleging that the intimate battery pack accusations are element of a smear campaign built to provide Rad and Pambakian leverage in a different multibillion-dollar appropriate battle on the value of Tinder stock. вЂњRad and Pambakian have actually tried to weaponize an essential social motion,вЂќ the defamation suit alleges, вЂњundermining the plight of real victims of intimate punishment by making false accusations in cynical quest for a $2 billion windfall.вЂќ
Orin Snyder, legal counsel for Pambakian and Rad, called BlattвЂ™s suit вЂњa new low for IAC/Match and their previous CEO. They continue to retaliate against and smear a victim of intimate attack and also the one who reported it. Their assaults are derived from lies and papers which are removed from context. Whenever most of the evidence concerns light, it shall be apparent exactly exactly what occurred right right here. ItвЂ™s shameful why these general public organizations are continuing to protect the truth up.вЂќ
A spokeswoman for Match Group stated neither the ongoing business nor its moms and dad is a celebration to BlattвЂ™s suit.
PambakianвЂ™s August suit painted a photo of the Blatt that is drunken making improvements over the course of the celebration during the SLS resort in Beverly Hills, culminating in an event in a college accommodation, with other Tinder workers current, in which Blatt allegedly pinned Pambakian to a sleep and started вЂњforcibly groping [PambakianвЂ™s] breasts and legs, and kissing her arms, neck and upper body.вЂќ