Like I've said before, people are lazy. So instead of themselves checking the national registry, they want someone else to do it for them, so, when something like this happens, which it will, they have someone to sue. Instead of holding adults accountable for their own actions, or inaction, someone else has to be the fall guy! I scanned the National and California registries, and this man is not on the registry, so is he or is he not a sex offender? If he is, how would having Match.com scan the registries for names, have prevented this, when he's not on the list?
She wants Match.com to check members' names against public sex offender registries.
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Days after a woman sued dating site Match.com, the president announced they will begin conducting criminal background checks on their users.
In a statement to the Associated Press Sunday, Match.com President Mandy Ginsberg said the company will starting screening both current and future subscribers against the national sex offender registry.
She also said they avoided doing such checks in the past because of the unreliability of the database and that users of the site should not have a false sense of security.
- So, do you also check the members against other criminal records to see if they are murderers, gang members, drug dealers, etc? Just another company helping the sex offender moral panic along by discriminating against people. Not all sex offenders are out looking for someone to rape or molest!
Last Thursday, an unidentified female Hollywood executive and other Match.com members are filed a civil suit against the online dating site.
She claimed she was brutally sexually assaulted by another Match.com member who had been convicted for sexual battery six separate times.
- So why did she not check the national registry herself? Or was it because she wanted some quick money?
Attorney Mark L. Webb said his client, identified as "Jane Doe," met the suspect last year at Urth Cafe in West Hollywood after finding each other on Match.com.
She agreed to see him for a second date. That's when the suspect allegedly followed her home and raped her.
After the alleged assault, the woman went online and found that the suspect had been convicted of several counts of sexual battery, Webb said.
- She should have done this before even meeting the person.
"This horrific ordeal completely blindsided me because I had considered myself savvy about online dating safety," the woman said in a statement released through Webb last week.
"Things quickly turned into a nightmare, beyond my control."
- I disagree, you could have checked the man out beforehand, which WAS in your control.
The suit asks for temporary restraining order requesting no more members be signed up for Match.com until there's a way to screen out sexual predators.
Webb told the Los Angeles Times that his client wants Match.com to check members' names against public sex offender registries.
"It's not a guarantee," he told the Times. "But don't you think something is better than nothing?"
Match.com has called the alleged incident was "horrifying," but said cases like this are extremely rare.
- So what about all the other online dating sites out there? Zoosk as one example, are you going to make them do the same?