A man has been sacked from his job after being exposed for abusing a woman who rejected his advances on Tinder.
Ebonie Sanderson, 26, shared a series of audio messages she received from the Sydney man on Instagram, in which he called her a “disgusting fat pig” after she declined meeting for sex.
The pair matched on the popular dating app on Friday, before he started asking to meet up.
“The conversation was fine, it just didn’t really go anywhere,” Ebonie told 7NEWS.com.au.
Hours later, he would become increasingly persistent, pushing her to come over after she finished studying.
“I was tired and I wasn’t interested. He got really offended and took it personally,” she said.
As he became more aggressive, the student says she sent a polite message explaining she was uncomfortable.
“I said, ‘You’re really attractive, I’m sure you can find someone else tonight, but I’m sorry for wasting your time,” she said.
“And then the abusive messages began.”
The man sent multiple audio messages, included in the video above, targeting her size and appearance, and claiming he didn’t “struggle” having intimate relations with women.
“Okay, well you’re actually a fat f***ing pig, you know that? So thanks. You did waste my time, you’re f***ing ugly,” he is heard saying.
“You’re a disgusting fat pig.
“Look at my f***ing face, I don’t struggle getting laid.”
The man’s employer, an eCommerce logistics company, has confirmed the man was sacked after several other women came forward with similar claims of abuse.
The company’s CEO thanked those who had spoken out against the man’s “inexcusable behaviour”, stating was there was “no place in our workplace for someone who treats women with that amount of disrespect”.
“I was shocked and disgusted to hear the disrespect and entitlement towards women appear in the recordings and messages attached to the Instagram post,” the CEO wrote in a statement online.
“I strongly reject any behaviour of this kind, at any time, in any place, for any reason. There is no excuse that makes this ok – ever.
“As soon as I heard the recordings and saw the images, I instantly determined this as an act of serious misconduct.
“Had we been aware of the serious misalignment in core values, [he] would not have been hired for any role at [this company].”
‘This is what happens’
Ebonie shared the messages sent to her by the man, writing: “This is what happens when you say NO or call out a man for being disrespectful!!!”
“You apparently earn yourself the right to get verbally abused and fat-shamed on more than one platform,” she added.
“No, I didn’t ‘ask for it’ and yes, I’m entitled to change my mind and tell someone I’m not interested anymore because I feel uncomfortable and intimidated by one’s aggressive and forceful nature.”
Ebonie said the “worst part of the attack” was that she felt the need to “be nice” when rejecting his advances – telling him he’s good looking and apologising for feeling uncomfortable.
She told 7NEWS.com.au that she shared her story to warn other women of this “disgusting misogynistic behaviour”.
“I think men get away with it too often,” she said.
Ebonie says more than 30 women have since contacted her to share their own experiences with the man.