Among other things, the civil suit seeks an injunction prohibiting from signing up further members until the screening of members is implemented.
Webb did not immediately respond to a phone message seeking further comment.
The announcement came after a Hollywood executive, identified only as Jane Doe, called for the site to change its policies in a lawsuit filed last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
In the suit, the woman alleges she was sexually assaulted by another member, Alan Paul Wurtzel, who had been convicted six times for sexual battery, according to a statement issued by her lawyer, Mark Webb.
He made him sit in a chair and tied his hands but he says he did not molest or sexually abuse him.
His nephew's uncle, who was the chief of police, is the one who he says accused him of the molestation.
That simple act ran afoul of a North Carolina law that makes it a felony for anyone on the sex-offender registry to use any “commercial social networking website” that the person “knows” does not restrict usage to legal adults.” Thus Packingham was indicted and convicted of violating the state’s social media ban for sex offenders.
Sometimes I feel that I can believe what he tells me.
spokesman Matthew Traub said the company had already been considering a plan to screen users against the sex offender registry when the lawsuit was filed, though the attention brought by the suit expedited the decision.
I have recently started dating someone who was accused and found guilty of child molestation when he was 16.
According to Susan, a month into the relationship, Josh told her he was on the sex offender registry for a crime he committed while he was serving in the Marines."My husband came home early one day after having a big fight over the weekend and he caught Josh and me in the shower,” Susan said.
“I did try to end our relationship a few times but the chemistry was just so strong that it was hard to let each other go.