Tinder Settles Sex Harassment SuitMonday, September 8, 2014
Tinder and its parent company InterActiveCorp has settled a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit filed by former exec and co-founder Whitney Wolfe.
IAC confirmed the lawsuit was settled without an admission of wrongdoing and declined to comment further.
John Mullan, a partner at the law firm representing Wolfe, offered the following statement to BuzzFeed:
“Whitney’s lawsuit against Tinder has been resolved (without admission of wrongdoing). She is proud of her role as a co-founder of Tinder and of the role she played in the app’s success. She is now pleased to be able to focus her energy, talents, and ideas on exciting new opportunities.”
Wolfe filed a complaint against Tinder on June 30, alleging she was sexually harassed and discriminated against by co-founders Sean Rad and Justin Mateen while working for the dating-app startup. IAC and portfolio company Match.com were also named as defendants.
Mateen was suspended after the suit was filed. IAC would not confirm whether Mateen’s employment has since been terminated.