Ex-Tinder CEO Alleges Defamation Over Sex Assault Claims

By Mike LaSusa (October 3, 2019, 11:30 PM EDT) -- Former Tinder Inc. CEO Gregory Blatt says two other ex-executives for the online dating company have smeared him with false sexual assault allegations in an attempt to discredit him as a witness in a separate legal fight, according to an amended lawsuit filed Thursday in California federal court.

Blatt claims that Tinder founder Sean Rad and the company's former head of marketing and communications, Rosette Pambakian, have lodged false claims that Blatt groped and sexually harassed Pambakian at a holiday party.

Blatt said those allegations aren't true, and were made with the intention of calling his character into question in the...

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