A social networking website with more than 10 million users is leaving Australia for the US after months of controversy.
Smith’s social networking and dating site Smith is leaving the country after years of controversy over sexual harassment and sexism.
Smith Australia confirmed it had taken the decision in a blog post on Monday.
Smith was founded in 2008 as a place for people to connect, but has since attracted criticism for its treatment of women and its lack of transparency about the company’s finances.
The social networking service has also been accused of promoting a culture of misogyny.
In July, Smith Australia confirmed a new CEO, who would become its CEO in October.
But Smith has come under fire for other issues, including sexual harassment.
In a post on its Facebook page on Tuesday, Smith said it would be ending its operations in the US.
Smith said in a statement that it would “continue to work with our US and international team to help them achieve the right outcomes for our employees, partners and customers”.
It said it had chosen to leave Australia to pursue its US expansion and that it was committed to working closely with Australian and international partners to bring Smith’s social media and dating services to new markets.
The company said it expected to continue to support Smith in the United States.
Smith also said in its statement it was looking for a new chief executive and chief financial officer.
Smith chief executive Scott Smith (right) with Australian Prime Minister John Key and Australian Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, before their meeting in Brisbane, August 21, 2017.
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