A Grindr user in New York has just filed a lawsuit against the popular hookup app after he says an ex-lover used the app to try and have him raped and murdered, TMZ reports.
Matthew Herrick claims in he met his ex on Grindr back in 2015. He briefly dating until Herrick claims the man starting creating profiles impersonating him, using both Herrick’s home and work addresses, as well as his private photos. His screen name: Gang Bang Now!
If that’s not creepy enough, Herrick says his crazy ex started sending random dudes to his apartment, as well as to the restaurant where he worked, all expecting sex. The men were often aggressive and, in one case, Herrick claims a man tried to rape and murder him.
In the lawsuit, Herrick also claims that just last week, a Grindr trick managed to get into his apartment building and refused to leave. When Herrick’s roommate confronted the man in the hallway and told him he was calling the police, the man grabbed the roommate’s phone and tried to wrestle him.
As a result of the constant unsolicited booty calls, Herrick says he’s suffered “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].” So far he has lodged a total of 50 (50!) complaints to Grindr and filed 14 police reports, but the harassment continues.
Sending 50 fake Grindr hookups to your ex’s house? That is some serious dedication. In our day when we wanted to get revenge on an ex we just had a pizza delivered to his place.