Tinder, the rapidly growing way to meet people on your mobile phone for dating and/or sex, was hit with a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit from Whitney Wolfe, former vice president of marketing and one of Tinder’s co-founders. Wolfe alleges that after Justin Mateen joined the company as chief marketing officer and her boss, they began dating. When the relationship soured, he became jealous and sexually controlling. Wolfe says Mateen then told her he was taking away her “Co-Founder” title, because having a young female co-founder makes the company seem like a “joke” and “devalues the company.” The complaint also alleges that Wolfe was repeatedly called a “whore” by Mateen. (Check out the complaint here.) According to the complaint, Wolfe is seeking compensatory damages, including lost back pay plus interest, lost fringe benefits, future lost earnings, lost equity, and damages for emotional. Wolfe also seeks punitive damages. Former Tinder Exec Files a Bombshell Sexual Harassment Suit, from slate.com. Story suggested by a Lovefraud reader.
// by Tracy Andersen