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Dating agency Ashley Madison facing Spanish lawsuit

PUBLISHED: July 16, 2011 at 9:30 am  •  LAST EDITED: July 16, 2011 at 8:35 am
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Dating agency Ashley Madison facing Spanish lawsuit

• COURTING CONTROVERSY: Ashley Madison advert in Madrid

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By Wendy Williams

A DATING agency which encourages married people to have affairs has come under attack for using a picture of the Spanish king and Prince Charles in its advert.

Ashley Madison – which helps you to be unfaithful for just 49 euros – was also forced to take a big advertising hoarding down from Madrid’s main street Gran Via.

It comes after it emerged that the controversial advert did not have permission from King Juan Carlos to use his image.

The poster showed him alongside two other ‘unfaithful’ men Prince Charles and former US President Bill Clinton with the caption: ‘What do these ‘royals’ have in common? –They should have used Ashley Madison.’

“We were just referring to the rumours that exist [about the king],” said a spokesman for the company that has just launched in Spain.

The company could now be facing a huge lawsuit… because while Clinton famously  had ‘sexual relations’ with Monica Lewinsky and Charles was unfaithful to Princess Diana, rumours about Juan Carlos’ infidelity have never been confirmed.

The Palace has so far declined to comment on the poster.

It comes just a week after the company showed their first television advert in Spain with the message, ‘Life is short. Have an adventure’.

The company says it already has 47,831 members in Spain and hopes to reach 250,000 members by the end of the year.

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July 16th, 2011 5:04 pm

Typical tawdry marketing tactics from Ashley Madison. What they never mention is that there are hardly any women on their website (it’s been proven that the male:female ratio is 10:1 at best). They also shamelessly use fake female profiles and messages to lure gullible men in.

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