Former Grindr Employee Sues Company Over Alleged Rape, Drugging by Supervisor

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A former employee of gay dating app Grindr is suing the company over an incident where a Human Resources Supervisor allegedly drugged and raped him at a Christmas party.

According to TMZ, the supervisor allegedly “slipped him a drug at the company’s 2016 Xmas party and anally raped him.”

“The plaintiff, who is listed as John Doe, claims Daniel Cabanero is the one who drugged him and then allegedly put him in a car, and took him to a hotel room where he anally penetrated him,” they continued. “John Doe says he woke up and Cabanero was holding him down on the bed in the middle of the sexual act. J.D. says he lost consciousness again and when he regained it he immediately went to the E.R. where he was ‘subjected to a highly invasive and humiliating rape examination.'”

The former employee also claimed that other employees at the company “were aware he was impaired at the party but did nothing to protect his health and safety,” and added that “sexually explicit language, sexual innuendo and sexual misconduct,” were encouraged in the workplace.

In September, Grindr expressed their support for Dream Act amnesty.

According to Breitbart News’ Neil Munro, both Grindr and Tinder “signed a pro-amnesty petition which has also been signed by top executives at PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, Best Buy, Crate and Barrel, Mastercard, automaker General Motors and food supplier General Mills, Levi Strauss and the Gap.”

Last month, an HIV positive man was accused of repeatedly attempting to infect dates he met on Grindr with sabotaged condoms, while the app has previously been used by criminals to rob and assault users, and in December, a fifty-year-old man was jailed for killing and cannibalizing a police officer who he met on the app.

Charlie Nash covers technology and LGBT news for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington and Gab @Nash, or like his page at Facebook.


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