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Pinterest Fires Back at Influencer Suing Company to Be Paid (1)

Dec. 17, 2021, 10:06 PM

Pinterest Inc. says a woman who claims she helped conceive the social media platform waited too long to accuse its founders in a lawsuit of reneging on a promise to compensate her.

The company asked a California state court judge Friday to dismiss the lawsuit filed in September by Christine Martinez, a digital marketing strategist who says she was friends with Ben Silbermann when he asked her to help “salvage a failed shopping app” that he and co-founder Paul Sciarra would later call Pinterest.

Martinez alleges Silbermann and Sciarra promised to compensate her when the company became profitable and ...