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Amid sexual harassment allegations, dating app Tinder suspends co-founder | Ars Technica

Some folks just don’t know how to behave like adults. What’s worse, when you do it in the workplace, you make it ever so more pathetic.

Yesterday, former Tinder executive Whitney Wolfe filed a wide-ranging sexual harassment claim against the company. The complaint, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, included copies of enough scathing text exchanges sent to Wolfe by co-founder/CMO Justin Mateen to prompt the company to announce Mateen’s temporary suspension “pending an ongoing internal investigation.”

In addition to allegations of frequent, public, and sexist name-calling, the 19-page complaint alleged that Mateen “told Ms. Wolfe that 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.” Additionally, the complaint alleges a complete failure by both Tinder CEO Sean Rad and parent company Match.com CEO Sam Yagan to react to accusations of corporate impropriety; in the case of the latter, Yagan was alleged to have reacted to her complaints by saying, “I can still sleep at night.”

Amid sexual harassment allegations, dating app Tinder suspends co-founder | Ars Technica.

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