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IAC Claims Former Tinder CEO Paid Employees to Bolster Lawsuit

  • Sean Rad accused of paying millions of dollars for testimony
  • Rad’s lawyer says payments covered employees’ losses
Sean Rad
Sean RadPhotographer: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

IAC/Interactive Corp. claims Tinder co-founder Sean Rad paid former employees to back his allegations in a $2 billion lawsuit that he was shortchanged because IAC unfairly valued Tinder.

Rad promised “enormous payments” to two then-current Tinder employees in exchange for testimony supporting his claims, IAC said in a filing in New York Supreme Court.