Allegations Prove False: Sworn Statement from Woman Named in Suit Confirms She
Was Never Employed by Match.com and Never Paid to Go on Dates
DALLAS, Nov. 21 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — On November 10, 2005, a purported class action lawsuit was filed by one Matthew Evans against Match.com in federal court in Los Angeles. This lawsuit is based entirely on fictional accusations,
and the woman named in the lawsuit as a Match.com employee has confirmed in a
sworn statement that she has never been an employee of Match.com, nor was she
ever paid to go on dates with any members or subscribers.
Today, Match.com formally demanded that Evans and his attorneys
voluntarily dismiss this lawsuit as factually baseless. Should they fail to do
so, Match.com will ask the court to dismiss the case as soon as possible and
seek all available sanctions and damages from Evans and his attorneys.
“The suit apparently was filed by Evans and his attorneys on the basis of
no evidence whatsoever and without any investigation of the facts as required
by federal law,” said Kristin Kelly, spokeswoman for Match.com. “We are
exposing this suit for what it is — a cynical attempt to impugn the good name
of Match.com, at the expense of the millions of quality single people who have
entrusted their emotional futures to us. Rest assured that Match.com intends
to fight back against this totally baseless attack with all of our resources.”
Match.com pioneered online personals when it launched on the Web in 1995
and continues to lead this exciting and evolving category after a decade.
Throughout its 10-year history, Match.com has redefined the way people meet
and fall in love and is credited with more marriages than any other site.
Today, more than 15 million people around the world participate in the
Match.com community, providing a rich tapestry of ethnicities, interests,
goals, ambitions, quirks, looks and personalities from which to choose.
Match.com is the world’s biggest online dating and personals property,
according to the August 2005 global ranking of the Personals category by
industry-leading independent measurement firm comScore Media Metrix. Number
one across North America and Europe, Match.com operates leading subscription-
based online dating sites in 32 countries, in 18 languages and spanning six
continents. Match.com also powers online dating on MSN across Europe, Asia,
the United States and Latin America and is the premier provider of personals
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