Rosette Pambakian said in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles superior court that former Match Group and Tinder CEO Gregory Blatt made a lewd overture to her at a company holiday party in 2016
Los Angeles: An ex-executive at dating site Tinder company has sued the company and said that its former CEO sexually assaulted her.
It is reported that Rosette Pambakian said in the lawsuit that former Match Group and Tinder CEO Gregory Blatt made a lewd overture to her at a company holiday party in 2016 at a Los Angeles hotel.
The complaint says that Blatt groped and kissed her without consent. She added that two colleagues witnessed the encounter.
Meanwhile, the Match Group denied the allegations and denied that Pambakian was fired as retaliation for reporting Blatt. They also said that in the investigation, it was found there was no violation of law or company policy.
The company owned by IAC/InterActiveCorp, which is controlled by media mogul Barry Diller, conducted a sham investigation that concluded the behaviour was "consensual cuddling," her lawyers said.
Pambakian and other Tinder executives sued Match Group and IAC seeking $2 billion a year ago for allegedly bilking them by manipulating financial information to create a lowball estimate of Tinder's value.
That lawsuit included Pambakian's sexual misconduct allegations. At the time, the company said that the lawsuit was meritless.
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Last Updated Aug 8, 2019, 9:25 AM IST