Tinder Co-founder and former CEO Sean Rad has asked the Supreme Court of New York to dismiss a $250 million lawsuit filed against him by the Match Group and InterActiveCorp (IAC), the present owners of the dating app.
Earlier in January, Match Group and IAC filed a lawsuit in Manhattan accusing Rad of secretly obtaining confidential information, files and other proprietary information before leaving the company, which violated his employment contract.
“In his motion to dismiss, however, Rad says the contract gave him the right to back up internal emails and hold on to those correspondences even after his tenure at Tinder ended,” The Verge reported on Monday.
The motion put forward by Rad claims that he specifically negotiated this contract because he “wanted protection if Match attempted to rob him of his Tinder equity.”
“The contract specifically allowed Sean Rad to keep these documents, and IAC and Match are just mad that Sean retained the evidence that will expose their misconduct. We look forward to presenting that evidence to a jury,” the report quoted Rad’s lawyer Orin Snyder as saying. (IANS)