EXCLUSIVE: Grindr – Judge Shuts Down Man’s Plea for Restraining Order, Despite His Fear He Would be Raped or Murdered
The Dirty can exclusively revel a Grindr user who claimed the app refused to take action against his ex who created fake profiles impersonating him and which caused him to fear for his life has been SHUT DOWN by a judge … with his attempt for a restraining order denied.
Matthew Herrick sued the gay dating app, Grindr, accusing them of being so reckless that he feared he would be murdered and raped. He explained he met someone on the app back in 2015 and the two began dating. However, he claimed the guy opened up new profiles with his photo to impersonate him and even gave out his home and work addresses to strangers on the app.
One example, Herrick said a man showed up to his apartment and refused to leave … when his roommate got involved and told the stranger to leave, the man lunged at him and wrestled him in the hallway.
He explains he filed 14 police reports against Grindr and 50 complaints against the company with no response. Due to the app not taking action he claimed he’s in a constant state of hyper-vigilance and afraid that someone will rape him. He sued for an emergency temporary restraining order against Grindr and damages.
Recently, the judge came back with his decision and shut down Herrick’s plea for a temporary restraining order. The order states that just because a Grindr user allegedly impersonated Herrick does not mean the company is responsible for the person’s actions and they cannot be liable for offensive content created by users. A hearing has been set for next month.