Woman Sues Match.com For $10 Million After Her Date Stabs Her
A woman sued the dating website that matched her up with a man who later brutally attacked her.
Mary Kay Beckman of Las Vegas sued Match.com for $10 million claiming that the website lulled her into a false sense of security and did a bad job disclosing the dangers of online dating, according to the Associated Press. The website, which began screening for sex offenders not too long ago, says that there is no legal basis for the suit.
Beckman's story is harrowing. In the suit, she said she broke up with her date Wade Ridley only eight days after meeting him in September 2010. Four months later, he hid out in her garage and stabbed her 10 times. She's had to undergo multiple surgeries. She told a local TV station, "There were 10 stab wounds, eight on my physical body, two on my head, and when the knife broke, there was stomping on my head. I shouldn't even be here today."
Ridley went on to murder a woman in Phoenix and he died in prison after killing himself.
Beckman's lawyer says that Match.com is "absolutely not safe." Match.com said in a statement that Beckman was a victim of a "sick, twisted" man with no known criminal record.