Dating website for married people slapped with lawsuit after woman injured herself (video)By Mason White 4:34 PM January 19, 2015
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A company that operates a dating website for married women was slapped with a lawsuit after a female employee claimed she injured herself while typing up thousands of fake female profiles, according to court documents filed in Canada.
Now, the Ontario Superior Court dismissed the lawsuit and countersuit between Ashley Madison and Doriana Silva.
The dispute began when Silva, who came to Toronto from Brazil, sued her former employer, claiming that she seriously injured her wrists and forearms while writing 1,000 fake female profiles over a few weeks for a new version of the site.
In her complaint, Silva said the profiles were meant to lure unsuspecting men to join the site. She sought $20 million for unjust enrichment at her expense.
Ashley Madison denied the allegations and slapped her with a countersuit, claiming she kept confidential documents. The counterclaim sought to recover the documents and get $100,000 in damages and court costs.
The company also argued that Silva was trying to harm the reputation of the company.
Silva said she was made to believe that fake profiles were common in the industry of online dating, and said that she would have refused the job if she had known that was not the case.
Ashley Madison denied the allegations.