Man Sues Grindr, Alleges 700 Men Turned Up For Sex From Fake Profiles
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A New York Man is suing Grindr after an ex-boyfriend allegedly created dozens of fake profiles using his identity.
The New York Post reports:
A man is suing Grindr after his ex-boyfriend allegedly impersonated him on the gay dating app luring matches, who tried to rape and kill him.
Matthew Herrick, a New York City actor, claims he met his former partner on Grindr in 2015, but the man began to create fake profiles of him using his photos and addresses, according to TMZ.
Random men would appear for sex at his home, as well the restaurant where he worked. It is unclear what motivated his ex to create the fake profiles.
Herrick claims one suitor from Grindr managed last week to get into his city apartment building and refused to leave. When Herrick’s roommate confronted the man, telling him he planned to call the cops, the visitor lunged at the roommate, wrestling his phone from him.
Herrick estimates that more than 700 men have turned up turned up at his door looking for sex, due to the fake profiles.
[Herrick] says he is in "a constant state of hyper-vigilance, afraid that Grindr has been used to incite or seduce the wrong person -- somebody who will make good on threats to attack or rape [me]."
Herrick says he lodged 50 complaints to Grindr and 14 police reports, to no avail.