The onetime chief executive of Tinder and its parent companies Match Group and IAC, sexually harassed and assaulted her at a company Christmas party in 2016 in August, a former vice president at Tinder filed a lawsuit alleging that Greg Blatt.
On Thursday, Blatt filed a defamation suit against their accuser, Rosette Pambakian, and against Tinder’s co-founder and previous CEO Sean Rad, alleging that the intimate battery pack accusations are section of a smear campaign built to provide Rad and Pambakian leverage in an independent multibillion-dollar appropriate battle within the value of Tinder stock.
вЂњRad and Pambakian have actually tried to weaponize a significant social motion,вЂќ the defamation suit alleges, вЂњundermining the plight of real victims of intimate punishment by simply making false accusations in cynical quest for a $2 billion windfall.вЂќ
Orin Snyder, legal counsel for Pambakian and Rad, called Blatt’s suit вЂњa new low for IAC/Match and their previous CEO. They continue steadily to retaliate against and smear a target of intimate attack additionally the one who reported it. Their assaults depend on lies and papers which can be removed from context. Whenever every one of the proof concerns light, it shall be apparent exactly what took place right right right here. It is shameful why these general general general public businesses are continuing to protect the truth up.вЂќ
A spokeswoman for Match Group stated neither the ongoing business nor its moms and dad is an event to Blatt’s suit.
Pambakian’s August suit painted an image of a Blatt that is drunken making improvements during the period of the party in the SLS resort in Beverly Hills, culminating in an event in a accommodation, along with other Tinder workers current, in which Blatt presumably pinned Pambakian to a sleep and started вЂњforcibly groping [Pambakian’s] breasts and legs, and kissing her arms, throat and upper body.вЂќ