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Tinder sued: Dating app hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit

Tinder's Justin Mateen
Tinder's Justin Mateen Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen

The dating app Tinder is being sued for sexual harassment. On Tuesday, CNN shared the news about the lawsuit that is now going on with this popular dating application that is used on smart phones everywhere. The lawsuit is actually for sexual harassment and sexual discrimination.

The former vice president of marketing Whitney Wolfe is the one that is filing this lawsuit. She says that the Chief Marketing Officer Justin Mateen as "verbally controlling and abusive." She actually co-founded the company with him but things have went downhill since then. She says that he called her some really terrible names as well.

This pair had a brief relationship but things didn't work out for them obviously. Whitney said that he told her she makes the company "look like a joke" as a "24-year-old girl with little experience." Wolfe also complains he said that, "Facebook and Snapchat don't have girl founders, it just makes it look like Tinder was some accident."

An IAC spokesman said in an emailed statement, "Through that process, it has become clear that Mr. Mateen sent private messages to Ms. Wolfe containing inappropriate content. We unequivocally condemn these messages, but believe that Ms. Wolfe's allegations with respect to Tinder and its management are unfounded."

The app Tinder is somewhere you basically swipe a picture and say if you like it or don't like it. If you both like each other, then you have the chance to hook up and see if you are a match. It is unknown how this Tinder lawsuit will turn out in the end.