The Love Doctor Is In... Court
from the are-lies-criminal? dept
It seems that most people realize by now that the "descriptions" most online dating users put in to describe themselves are often full of... well, let's just say little white lies. The actual degree of the lies may be up for debate, but when people want to put their best foot forward, they may massage the facts a bit in their favor. However, is that illegal? A Manhattan doctor (a fertility specialist, of all things) is now being sued by two women he met through an online dating site for lying in his profile about his marital status (as you might have guessed, he said he was single and he was not). The women also claim he "broke their hearts," which I'm pretty sure isn't a crime yet. Of course, he also fed each of them the line that they "were married in a previous life," that he had mistreated each of them and that he had "searched for her in this lifetime to correct his past mistakes." Apparently, they fell for that line, so it's not really surprising they believed he was single as well. Of course, they don't seem to be suing about the whole past lives/reincarnation marriage lie either. The guy, clearly, is a jerk for doing this, but is it illegal?