Gawker is being sued again, which makes for five simultaneous lawsuit defenses. Plaintiffs range from Hulk Hogan to Gawker’s own former interns. Now journalist Ashley Terrill is calling Gawker out for their deceptive and dishonest practices.
Terrill has filed a lawsuit against Gawker Media and a selection of its employees, including Senior Writer Sam Biddle and Executive Editor John Cook. While conducting research for two stories about Tinder’s co-founders. Terrill interviewed Sean Rad and Whitney Wolfe, Tinder’s CEO and VP of Marking, respectively. Wolfe resigned from Tinder in April 2014 and filed a lawsuit against the company based on allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination by Rad and Justin Mateen, the Chief Marketing Officer of Tinder.
After being informed of the lawsuit by Wolfe’s attorney, Terrill noticed inconsistencies. When she tried to follow up, she was quietly warned away from pursuing it. Having been directed toward Gawker by a friend, she confided her mounting concerns to the Gawker editorial staff. They failed to mention that they had already allied themselves with her opposition. In a twist that should surprise absolutely no one, Gawker then took the confidential information and used it to slander her publicly.
The lawsuit lists numerous untrue claims made by the revolting media company, who once famously posted uncensored and unedited videos of terrorist executions. It also makes a pretty damning case for Gawker’s general propensity to act in bad faith regarding innocent individuals, its subjects, and its own employees.
By now, Gawker’s sleazy tactics and lack of integrity are legend. But don’t ask us; there are more than enough victims of their abuses that can tell the story. Unfortunately for Gawker, they’ve all had enough.
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