Grindr asks judge to toss suit condemning gay dating app

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Posted: Jun 29, 2017 1:55 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge will decide if a lawsuit can proceed against a gay dating app after over 1,000 sex-hungry men accosted a New York man at home and work after an ex-boyfriend posted fake profiles.

Grindr asked a Manhattan federal court judge Wednesday to toss out Matthew Herrick's claims.

The company says the Communications Decency Act protects it from liability and Herrick should sue his ex-lover instead.

Grindr says it can't be blamed because Herrick got "mixed up with a tech savvy, judgment-proof individual."

Herrick sued Grindr, saying he couldn't stop a steady stream of unwelcome visitors despite roughly 100 complaints reporting the damage from dozens of fake profiles made in his name. He seeks unspecified damages.

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Attorney Carrie Goldberg says the suit seeks to get Grindr to control its product.