(NEWSER) – Ashley Madison attracted male customers with the claim that 30%—or 5.5 million—of its profiles belonged to women. In reality, as few as 12,000 real women may have been active on the site, according to a class-action lawsuit that's just hit Ashley Madison parent company Avid Life Media.
David Poyet is suing for $5 million in damages, claiming the site "went to extreme measures to fraudulently lure in and profit from customers," including "creating over 70,000 female bots to send male users millions of fake messages," report TMZand Courthouse News. Since users are charged "credits" for each communication with another user, Poyet alleges he and others were paying Ashley Madison simply to talk to its "army of fembots."
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