Tinder CEO Steps Down Following Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

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Tinder founder Sean Rad is stepping down as CEO four months after Whitney Wolfe, the company's former VP of marketing, filed a lawsuit accusing her coworkers of sexual harassment and sexism.

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As previously reported, Wolfe alleges that during her time at Tinder, "she was called a 'slut' and a 'whore' by Tinder CMO Justin Mateen, denied credit and demeaned because she's 'a girl,' among other atrociously sexist treatment." The lawsuit also states that Rad and Mateen denied Wolfe a co-founder title because she was a woman. Ultimately, Wolfe received $1 million in a settlement.

Speaking about Wolfe, Rad now tells Forbes that "the lines got blurred, the boundaries should have been stronger."

He will remain on the board and continue overseeing product development. Mateen resigned from the company in September.

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DISCUSSION

So you're young and hip and part of the current tech/cultural zeitgeist, and you still use blurred and lines in describing a sexism/sexual harassment case? Seriously, dude?