Man Sues Grindr For Ex's Fake Dating Profiles Soliciting Sex


A New York City man, Matthew Herrick, is accusing his ex-boyfriend of creating fake dating profiles on Grindr after strangers showed up at his residence to rape and kill him.

Now, Herrick is suing the the gay dating app for its recklessness.

Apparently, Herrick met his ex-boyfriend on Grindr back in 2015.

TMZ reports after they started dating, the man began to impersonate Herrick by using his photos and address to create fake profiles on the dating app.

Herrick, who works as an actor and a waiter, claims random men would appear at his home and the restaurant where he worked looking for sex.

It is still unclear why Herrick's ex-boyfriend created the fake dating profiles.

While the lawsuit against Grindr doesn't contain any specific incidents of rape and murder, it mentions a number of instances where Herrick had to deal with scary situations as a result of being approached by aggressive men from the dating app.

According to TMZ, one of the strangers solicited from the dating app somehow managed to gain access to Herrick's apartment building.

After the man refused to leave, Herrick's roommate confronted the unwelcome visitor in the hallway and threatened to call the police if he didn't leave the premises.

This quickly escalated into an altercation when the man lunged at the roommate and tried to wrestle the phone from his hands.

Herrick says he has endured a great deal of stress from the constant barrage of Grindr suitors.

Court documents reveal Herrick 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 has sent 50 complaints to Grindr about the fake dating accounts and has files a total of 14 police reports, but has yet to hear back from them.

Citations: Man sues Grindr over alleged fake profile scheme for rape, murder (New York Post), SUED OVER ALLEGED MURDER, RAPE SCHEME (TMZ)