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Woman Sues Match.com After Attempted Murder

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A woman is suing Match.com for a hefty sum — but it isn’t because the site failed to hook her up with available dates.

The Las Vegas woman suing Match.com is Mary Kay Beckman, and her story is one of the kinds everyone fears when considering the use of an internet dating site.

Beckman was matched on the site with a man named Wade Ridley, but broke it off after seeing him for a few dates. Soon, court documents say, the woman suing Match.com began to receive unwanted text messages from Ridley, but it was just the beginning of her awful experience.

According to the suit, Beckman returned home one evening in January of 2011, where Ridley lay in wait. Attorney Mark Saggese says that what happened next nearly led to Beckman’s death, and that Ridley violently attacked her and left her to die:

“He stabbed her dozens of times in the face. He smashed her head with a rock. He stomped her face with his feet. He left her for dead.”

Beckman’s horrifying ordeal was not the only havoc wrought by Ridley, who died in prison in 2012. Not even one month after the vicious attack on Beckman, the man is said to have met a woman in Arizona on the site and murdered her. When finally confronted by police, Ridley expressed shock that his initial victim survived the attack.

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Saggese says the woman is suing Match.com on grounds of failure to notify — the lawyer explains that the site’s users are not warned of the risks, and that the $30 monthly use fee implies a degree of screening that is not present.

The woman is suing Match.com for $10 million following the near-deadly incident.

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6 Responses to “Woman Sues Match.com After Attempted Murder”

  1. Edessa Brown

    That's terrible but why is she suing the website? There's always going to be a risk whenever you meet someone online, I don't see how this is their fault this happened, instead of suing what she should do is refrain from meeting men she met online in the future.

  2. Erik Dlhnt

    "Saggese says the woman is suing Match.com on grounds of failure to notify — the lawyer explains that the site’s users are not warned of the risks, and that the $30 monthly use fee implies a degree of screening that is not present." Basically she is suing because she met someone and it didn't work out for her. Although the site didn't wasn't interested in her background, she is now claiming it should have warned her there are bad apples in the world.

  3. Shaina Kelly

    If someone meets someone else at a bar and goes home with them and gets viciously attacked do they sue the bartender? The restaurant? I sympathize with her injuries both emotionally and physically, but get a grip. If it was Match.com's fault, and he was a bad seed, why did a second date even occur?!

  4. Steph Bazzle

    "Didn't work out for her"? I mean, I agree that match.com isn't at fault here, but really, "didn't work out"?