ALM released the following brief statement (see below) regarding the CEO’s exit, noting also that the company will be led by senior management until a new CEO can be found.
Avid Life Media CEO Rob Segal said he did not know what the inquiry was focused on, but said his company began cooperating with government regulators in August.
As the case was settled, her claims were never tested in court. Opdenkelder has been talking about and making public appearances with her much-younger partner for years and has repeatedly said they got married in 2011 (according to the profiles of her that ran, Opdenkelder would now be in her mid-forties).
But in Avid Life’s statement of defence and countersuit, the company admits that Opdenkelder was not who she claimed to be in interviews. Dadoun-Cohen has changed her name, and promotes herself on her website, simonesinclaire.com, as a nutritionist, hypnotherapist, and personal trainer. In another life, I was a bit of a sexpert.” She is also a competitive bikini body builder.
Avid Life Media CEO Noel Biderman is stepping down, the company announced this morning.
Avid Life Media, or ALM, operates the dating site for cheaters, Ashley Madison, which was affected by a massive hack that exposed the account details of 37 million users, along with sensitive company information contained in emails.