A statement denouncing proposed ads was made in 2009 when Ashley Madison attempted to purchase C0,000 worth of advertising from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) on the Toronto streetcar system.Biderman offered to subsidize the TTC fare rate to .50 from .75 but the offer was declined.More data (including some of the CEO's emails) was released on August 20, 2015.The release included data from customers who had previously paid a fee to Ashley Madison to supposedly have their data deleted.Biderman responded by stating that the site is "just a platform" and a website or a commercial will not convince anyone to commit adultery.In order to qualify, users must purchase the most expensive package, send more expensive "priority" messages to 18 unique members each month for three months, send 5 Ashley Madison gifts per month, and engage in 60 minutes of paid chat per month.In 2015, the Ontario Superior Court dismissed the case without costs, a result with which Avi Weisman, vice-president and general counsel for Avid Life Media, said the company was "very pleased".
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Also in 2009, NBC refused an ad submitted by Ashley Madison for the network's broadcast of Super Bowl XLIII.
In 2012, the company was sued by former employee Doriana Silva, who stated that in preparation for the launch of the company's Portuguese-language website, she was assigned to create over a thousand bogus member profiles within a three-week period in order to attract paying customers, and that this caused her to develop repetitive stress injury.
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By July 22, the first set of customer names were released by hackers, with all of the user data released on August 18, 2015.