Former Tinder exec sues company for sexual harassment and discrimination
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Tinder is being sued for the sexual harassment and discrimination of a former marketing director who alleges that she was stripped of her title as co-founder and ultimately had to leave the company after being repeatedly subjected to abusive behavior. The suit focuses on the actions of Tinder’s marketing chief, Justin Mateen, who allegedly began harassing marketing VP Whitney Wolfe, who filed the suit, after the two ended a relationship.
Mateen reportedly told Wolfe that he was removing her title because having a “24?year-old girl” as a co-founder “devalues” the company and makes it “seem like a joke.” He’s also alleged to have sent Wolfe racist, sexist, and homophobic text messages, and referred to her in abusive ways, including…