Breaking News Emails
Tinder CEO Sean Rad told employees that a sex harassment and discrimination lawsuit brought against the company is "full of factual inaccuracies and omissions," according to an internal memo obtained by NBC News. Rad sent the memo on Tuesday, one day after Whitney Wolfe -- Tinder's former vice president of marketing -- filed the suit. TechCrunch was the first to report on the memo. Wolfe's complaint accuses the dating app maker's co-founder and CMO Justin Mateen -- her former boss, with whom she had a brief romantic relationship -- of sending her sexist and otherwise inappropriate messages. She also accused Rad of downplaying her concerns about Mateen, who was suspended from Tinder on Tuesday. In the memo, Rad called the situation "complex" and termed the communications between Mateen and Wolfe "just unacceptable." But he said Wolfe's legal complaint was inaccurate, adding: "We did not discriminate against Whitney because of her age or gender, and her complaint paints an inaccurate picture of my actions and what went on here."
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