Alleged Match.com victim sues to protect users
A woman who claims she was raped by a man she met on match.com is suing the dating website to increase screening for potential sexual predators.
The woman, a Southern California entertainment industry executive who wants to be identified only as Jane Doe, said they met at a restaurant in West Hollywood for their first date. On the second date, she says he took her home and sexually assaulted her.
“He walked into my house and went into the bathroom, came over to me on the couch and he just jumped me and there was no way to stop it,” she said.
The woman said she later found out on the Internet that the man, Alan Paul Wurtzel, has a history of sexual battery.
“Their responsibility should include some basic screening,” said the woman’s attorney, Mark Webb. “When there are sexual offenders on their site that are using it for prey.”