Date: 31st October 2000

Actress Claims She Was Victim Of Online Hoax

Chase Masterson, a regular on the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine series, has sued the online dating service, its parent company, Lycos, and several John Does after a bogus profile of her appeared on the dating service. In it the fake Masterson invited users of the site to spend a one-night stand with her and said she particularly wanted someone who could be "hard and dominant in more ways than one." Masterson said that Matchmaker refused to remove the offending message because she was not the one who posted it. She further claimed it attracted numerous leud phone calls and faxes, putting her in fear for her life and safety.

Source: Studio Briefing