A Tinder date was never like this. Co-founder of the dating site, Whitney Wolfe, has settled a sexual harassment suit filed last June where she claimed that co-founders Justin Mateen and Sean Rad subjected her to a “barrage of horrendously sexist, racist, and otherwise inappropriate comments, emails and text messages.” Mateen was subsequently suspended from the company.
Wolfe says she was one of Tinder’s co-founders, but Mateen and Rad dispute that.
“All I can really tell you is it has been resolved (without admission of wrongdoing),” John Mullan, Wolfe’s attorney, told The Huffington Post. “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.”
The actual size of the settlement is not available.