The lawsuit, filed Friday, explains how Doe, then an unknown gay high school student, downloaded Grindr to befriend other underage boys. According to the complaint, he then exchanged explicit pictures and messages with four of his adult men who raped him at his home and in a park.
After the teenagers testified at criminal trials, three of the four men were subsequently convicted of sexually interfering with children and jailed for periods of 24 to 54 months, according to the lawsuit. rice field. A fourth has not been found.
The lawsuit, which accused the company of knowing that its products facilitated the rape of children, called Grindr an American boy who “turned a blind eye to the exploitation of systematic child sexual abuse.” We identify with other organizations such as the Scouts and the Catholic Church.
By maintaining Instagram and TikTok accounts, he accuses Grindr of marketing to children. Many brands have accounts on these social media platforms, from other dating apps to alcohol companies.
The lawsuit also features two TikTok videos that were taken down by Grindr. In these videos, the creators of the adult content impersonate non-high school students and students in physical education classes. ing.
“In this video on TikTok, Grindr is marketing directly to children, targeting them with a message that indicates both that Grindr should be used in schools and by children. We have,” the lawsuit said.
grinders TikTok accountWith over 138,000 followers, is routinely hijacked by adult content creators who post videos on behalf of the company.
The lawsuit alleges that Grindr could have prevented Doe’s abuse by employing a third-party age verification service, requiring government ID to use the app, and blocking its use in schools. claims that there is
Grindr spokesperson Lenihan said Apple, Google and the tech industry at large need to work together to develop better age gating technology that also respects user privacy.
Doe is suing Grindr for defects in design, manufacturing defects, warning defects, negligence and negligent misrepresentation.he also filed a civil lawsuit Under US Code section deals with human trafficking.