04/15/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Los Angeles, CA — A popular dating website has been sued after a California woman was allegedly raped by a sexual predator she met on Match.com. The lawsuit asserts that the website could have prevented the attack by properly screening its members, reported the New York Daily News.
The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, in the Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming her alleged attacker had previously faced sex crime charges and Match.com could have prevented the rape if they would have screened their members.
The victim was reportedly attacked in her home by her date, Alan Paul Wurtzel, following their second date at a West Hollywood café last year. The plaintiff alleges that Wurtzel followed her home and forced himself on her.
Wurtzel has two felony sexual assault counts that he was charged with last year in Los Angeles. He has pleaded not guilty.
The plaintiff’s attorney is seeking a temporary injunction, which would keep Match.com from signing up more people until the dating site promises to screen its clients for sexual predators.
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