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Tinder Ex-Executive Appeals Defamation Suit Ruling (Corrected)

Jan. 23, 2020, 11:10 PMUpdated: Jan. 24, 2020, 5:50 PM

A former executive at Tinder Inc. has appealed an order denying her motion to toss a defamation lawsuit brought against her by Tinder’s former chief executive officer, a man she accused of sexual assault, according to a filing in the Ninth Circuit.

Rosette Pambakian appealed a court order denying as moot a bid to dismiss the lawsuit based on free speech protection. The defamation and conspiracy claims brought against her must be arbitrated, the court said.

Pambakian sued Tinder’s parent company and its former CEO Gregory Blatt for alleged sexual assault and retaliation, and was also a plaintiff in a ...

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