Match.com is being pressured to tighten its screening process by an entertainment executive who says she was sexually assaulted by a date she met on the relationship site.
The company's parent company IAC and its chairman Barry Diller received a demand letter from California attorney Mark L. Webb on behalf of the victim, known only as Jane Doe. She apparently works in the film and television business.
Doe is weighing whether or not to request a temporary restraining order preventing any more members from signing up with Match.com until sexual predator screening is installed. She wants anyone with a prior history of assault to be disqualified from joining.
“Match.com should not permit its website to be used to facilitate meetings between innocent members of the public and convicted sexual predators who are easily discoverable,” Webb said in a statement. “This history could be rapidly uncovered through simple, inexpensive technological means, roughly estimated at less than five dollars a subscriber.”
A spokesperson for Match.com did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Doe claims she was brutally assaulted and forced to perform sex acts by another Match.com member who had been convicted six separate times for sexual battery.