Woman Sues Online Dating Site After Being Paired With Murderer
A Las Vegas woman who went looking for love in cyberspace is now looking to make a popular online dating site compensate her to the tune of $10 million for the high price she almost paid with her own life after her online lover turned out to be a match made in hell.
via ABC News
A Las Vegas woman is suing Match.com for $10 million, after the online dating service allegedly paired her with a man who stabbed her 10 times in the face and chest in an attempt to kill her.
Mary Kay Beckman, 50, claims in a lawsuit filed earlier this month that she joined the website looking for a “healthy loving relationship,” but instead was nearly killed.
Beckman says she went on a few dates in October 2011 with Wade Ridley, but after ending the relationship came home one day to find him in her garage with a knife.
Ridley “brutally stabbed [Beckman] 10 times with a knife about her head, face and upper body, until the overwhelming force he applied to the stabbing caused the knife to break,” according to court documents.
A neighbor found Beckman and she was rushed to the hospital where she endured multiple surgeries over several weeks.
While Beckman was in the hospital, Ridley was arrested for the murder of an Arizona woman, also an ex-girlfriend. Many of the details of Beckman’s attack came from Ridley himself when police later questioned him.
He told police he waited for Beckman in her garage and had killed the other woman because he felt they had both jilted him, according to an arrest report.
In her suit Beckman says the tips posted on the Match.com site do not go far enough and the company needs to overtly warn users of potential dangers.
Sometimes is better to just stick with good old-fashioned in person dating. Cause this ish right here?? Is certified crazy. SMH
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