Well-known personality Rachel Uchitel is suing sugar baby dating website Seeking Arrangement over an early termination of her spokesperson contract, resulting in her missing out on $60,000.
Seeking Arrangement, one of the largest dating platforms in the world with millions of users, typically connects younger females with older men who provide goods and cash in exchange for companionship and reportedly sexual intimacy, although the company claims that it prohibits users from paying for sex.
However, it has been often criticised as serving as a prostitution hub and when Uchitel tried to alert the company about complaints she was receiving from female users, she claims she was ignored, the suit says.
According to the Manhattan Supreme Court, a six-month contract worth $120,000 was signed earlier this year and she was tasked with helping to remove the stigma surrounding sugar dating.
However, the contract then fell into jeopardy after Republican Matt Gaetz was accused of using the platform to commit a plethora of sex crimes, including underage prostitution, trophy photographs, and sex trafficking across state lines.
About two months after the Gaetz scandal broke, Seeking Arrangement allegedly told Uchitel it would be suspending all marketing campaigns because they cannot continue as a sugar baby site and that her contract would be terminated.
The lawsuit explained that Uchitel had nothing to do with the scandal and was available at all time to perform her duties.
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