OFF BEAT: Divorce lawyer sues celebrity matchmaker for breach of contractPosted On: Sep. 9, 2014 12:00 AM CST
Modern day dating is big business, and — as with any big business — when things go wrong, lawsuits surely follow.
A celebrity matchmaker may have met his match in a disgruntled divorce lawyer who is seeking monetary damages for fraud and breach of contract.
In a suit filed last week in the Manhattan Supreme Court, Julie Hyman calls matchmaker Matt Titus a “fraud,” claiming that instead of a promised eight dates with “highly educated men with entrepreneurial spirit that were single and not in relationships,” as well as dating coaching and feedback, she received just “two fake date matches” and no feedback for the $8,000 she paid upfront.
Mr. Titus counters that he did all he could to find suitable matches for Ms. Hyman.
According to court papers, Ms. Hyman turned to the matchmaker — who was one of the stars of reality dating show “Matched in Manhattan” — after finding it difficult to meet people.
The divorce lawyer says she was referred to Mr. Titus by celebrity matchmaker Amy Laurent, who is endorsed by no less than Oprah Winfrey.
It remains to be seen for whose side the law will rule — but all, it transpires, truly may not be fair in love and war.