TORONTO -- Officials at a dating website for married people have fired back at a former employee who launched a $21-million lawsuit claiming she injured her wrists creating fake female profiles.
Toronto resident Doriana Silva, who worked for Ashley Madison in 2011, claimed her wrists may now be permanently damaged after she was required to sit at a computer and create 1,000 fake female profiles during a three-week period as a way to lure men to the company's Brazil-based website.
Officials with Ashley Madison issued a statement alleging the former employee is "opportunistic" and trying to extort an "authentic" dating service.
According to Silva's statement of claim, she was forced to continue typing the profiles even after complaining of wrist pain.
Silva was left without income after having to stop working at Ashley Madison because of her injury, her lawyer, Paul Dollak, told QMI Agency on Monday.