AshleyMadison Dismiss ‘Frivolous’ $21m Fake Profile Injury Lawsuit

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AshleyMadison have hit back at the woman suing the site for $21m for wrist damage suffered while allegedly inputting 1,000 fake profiles to the site.

Doriana Silva, a Brazilian immigrant living in Toronto, says her injuries were obtained while typing up “fake female profiles” to a Brazilian version of the extramarital site.

And AshleyMadison have responded, calling the lawsuit “frivolous” in a statement to Business Insider.

The company also provided photos of Silva riding a jet ski and playing the bongos, allegedly after her stint at AshleyMadison.

The statement reads: “Throughout this lawsuit, Ms. Silva has continued to lead an active life and has shown no side effects from her so called injury, as evidenced by her photo postings, depicting multiple vacations around the world, on social media sites. 

“In fact, in several postings Ms. Silva can be seen clearly enjoying herself on a jet ski — an unlikely activity for someone who has allegedly suffered serious injury.”

However less has been said regarding Silva’s claims that she was paid to input fake profiles to the site.

Her suit says that the company did not suggest the practice was unlawful, and that she was led to believe “that doing so was some sort of normal business practice in the industry.”

“The purpose of these profiles is to entice paying heterosexual male members to join and spend money on the website,” the suit says.

“They do not belong to any genuine members of Ashley Madison – or any real human beings at all.”

Ashley Madison responded by saying “Our service is 100% authentic, as described in our terms and conditions, and we resent any implication otherwise and are certain we will be both vindicated and victorious in court.”

The site’s terms and conditions says they cannot guarantee the authenticity of members, do not pre-screen new members and remind users that “anyone who is able to commit identity theft can also falsify a dating profile.”