That Time 700 From Grindr In One Night Showed Up

so you want to get revenge over your ex,
eh?
well you have a few options.
you send him:

a shit cake
a dead rat postal
let God handle it

…nah?
ok then how about send 700 horny forest dwellers from grindr to his den?
perfect.
well that is what allegedly happened to matthew herrick.
he is suing grindr for it as well.
towerload has the story…

Matthew Herrick says he is the victim of what amounts to catfishing-by-proxy and serial harassment, and has sued the gay dating app Grindr to make it stop.

The 32-year-old actor/model might have expected to be hot property on the app if he himself had set up the profile featuring his picture, pulled from his Instagram account, which has close to 27,000 followers.

Instead, he alleges that his ex-boyfriend is behind the false account, which has actively solicited hundreds of men and provided them with Herrick’s address and contact information. He has brought suit against Grindr in an attempt to have the account shut down and prevent furthers from being made:

In a lawsuit he filed against Grindr last week in the Supreme Court of New York[,] he accuses Grindr of negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false advertising, and deceptive business practices for allowing him to be impersonated and turned into an unwitting beacon for stalkers and harassers.

Herrick’s civil complaint against the company states that despite contacting Grindr more than 50 times, Grindr hasn’t offered a single response beyond auto-replies saying that it’s looking into the profiles he’s reported. Even after a judge signed an injunctive relief order Friday to force Grindr to stop the impersonating profiles, they persist: Herrick says that at least 24 men have come to his home and work since then. In total, he counts over 700 sex-soliciting men thrown into his daily life by the spoofed accounts since the ordeal began.

Beginning in October, the would-be suitors began to show up at his home, and later even his workplace, and insist upon the sexual encounters they had supposedly agreed; Herrick learned later that the false account would tell these men that he might pretend not to be interested or might have to send them away due to his roommate, but that they should return.

When WIRED contacted the ex-boyfriend, who is not explicitly named in the suit, he denied involvement and would not comment further due to another pending suit between him and Herrick, while Grindr would not comment at all.

While there have been safety-related concerns about Grindr and similar apps, it seems they can have a negative impact on the quality of life even of those who are not users, and provide a diabolical method of stalking and harassment from a distance. As with “revenge porn,” the courts and the legal system need to catch up with the technology.

jackals and hyenas are so destructive!
what if he ended up getting murdered?
all for alleged revenge?
that must be so scary to have this happen.
grindr should really be ashamed not helping him!

this makes me think of the amount of attentionistos getting catfished.
i get a lot of emails like:

“i saw chadoy leon on a4a!”
flashman wade was on back page!”
“i’ve spoken to surraqah on bgc!”

no.
no.
no.
those wolves/hybrids/or foxes can get it easily off ig.
so many jackals and hyenas swipe their pics and pretend to be them.
i don’t understand why.
what if you meet the fox/wolf/or hybrid of your dreams?
you can’t even go past go this “persona”.
quite franks,
i’d like the dicks in a hurry soooo…

i hope matthew can get this drama resolved soon.
i also hope whoever did it can face their karma and punishment.
i’m sure this went farther than they thought.
i’d counter sue their ass for emotional distress and whatever else.
bring them to their knees in court.

lowkey: thanks to the f-bi who sent in the story.

article taken: towerload

Author: jamari fox

the fox invited to the blogging table.

9 thoughts on “That Time 700 From Grindr In One Night Showed Up

  1. I don’t get why grindr did not just shut down the account. I had the same problem with twitter, i mean an account who wasn’t me but had my pics and my full name (how, i still don’t know). I emailed them, they ask for an ID, i sent my passport and they shut down the account the day after. I really don’t get why grindr would wanna be drag in this.

      1. Man it was scary i swear. I found out because i googled myself (i like to see what my futur boss can see if they google me and fix things if needed) and it was the first result. I was like “hmm i don’t remember creating another twitter account” so i clicked, it was a public account with 3 pics of me, my full name and crazy stupid tweets. The kind of stuff that can ruin your chances to get a real serious job. Thx God twitter handled that real quick, they could not gave me the ip adress of the person who created the account but the shut it down. And i sent a request to google for them to erase any pic of me from their results (they did) and i had to check 3 or 4 other search engines.

        People are really crazy out there. I don’t know if it was a joke from a friend (not a real friend then) or revenge from an ex, but it was scary.

  2. See hearing shyt like that makes me just want to cut out the internet altogether, and it’s a reason why I don’t like to post pictures. My best friend had some dudes using his pics on Migente and Blackplanet (anyone remember those sites – LOL)
    His mom had to prove to them that it was him and that he had passed away. People can do some crazy, grimy stuff.

    1. People use to steal pics and post them on their a4a accounts. lol Happen to my friend, dude put up a pic of his friend and when he went to meet dude with was some fat ugly dude that looked nothing like this friend’s pic. lol

  3. 2 quick things about this:

    1) This is why I don’t like social media. There are some seriously crazy people out there and these people can mess with your IDENTITY! Not about it!

    2) Gay men (specifically) need to learn to cope with a breakup and move on with their lives. Just stop with this revenge nonsense. No one of real value has time for revenge. If you’ve got self value, put your stock in what will get you ahead in life.

    I usually don’t target gay men for things that everybody else potentially does, but this life is damn hard enough for us, and actions like this make it harder for those who are struggling. Just grow up and get a life. I hope this guy finds swift justice

  4. As a victim two years ago of a similar situation on Craiglist, I can attest to the fact that you will lose sleep and feel like your personal space has been invaded. At least Craigslist shut this down with a quickness and the harassment eventually stop, I guess in a way I should have been flattered, to this day, I still have no verifiable proof on who it was who did it but I think I have an idea. This happens all the time on Instagram with the attentionista’s but it is quickly resolved. I got off of Jack and Grindr years ago, but I could never understand who exactly you could contact with Apps, so I can see this being a big problem.

    OAN lets keep this on file when were always so quick to jump on our messy Black/Brown jackals and hyena’s, the snow people are just as bad and do just as much but for whatever reason they are painted in a better light. This shows messiness has no color.

  5. I’m telling y’all, you will find the most diabolical deranged people on Grindr. It’s actually quite scary sometimes

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