Bloomberg Law
Aug. 12, 2021, 10:05 AMUpdated: Aug. 16, 2021, 5:03 PM

Tinder Sex Assault Case Centers on Arbitration as #MeToo Barrier (1)

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

Rosette Pambakian, a former executive at Tinder, says she was forced out of the dating-app company she helped build after she accused then-CEO Greg Blatt of harassing her at work, making lewd remarks, and sexually assaulting her at a company holiday party in 2016.

But because of an arbitration agreement that she signed more than a year after the alleged incident, Pambakian’s assault, harassment, and retaliation lawsuit against Blatt, Tinder’s parent company Match Group Inc., and holding company IAC, may not see the inside of a courtroom.

Pambakian’s attorneys on Thursday will ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ...

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