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Woman sues website after date nearly kills her

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.
According to her lawsuit, Ridley then “stomped and kicked” her in the head until she “stopped making the gurgling noise” and left her for dead.
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.
Ridley, who had no prior record of dangerous crimes, was convicted of the other murder and died in jail last year while serving a 70-year sentence.
Match.com argues the lawsuit is frivolous and says it offers tips for safe dating on the site. Online dating is no less safe than meeting someone “at a bar or at church,” said Match spokeswoman Eva Ross.

“What happened to Mary Kay Beckman is horrible, but this lawsuit is absurd,” Ross said in a statement.

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  1. Maudie N Mandeville

    January 26th, 2013

    Sorry, but I’d rather meet someone in a filthy sleazy biker bar than online.

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  2. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 26th, 2013

    I’d be very surprised if online dating services offered any guarantees at all besides a list of names. Didn’t the article say the guy had no previous criminal record? What more could they have done?

    Hell hath no fury . . .

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  3. Cynic

    January 26th, 2013

    If she’d had a gun this would have turned out better.

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  4. Jethro

    January 26th, 2013

    If the picture on the dating website looks like a scan of an old polaroid DON’T ACCEPT THE DATE!

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  5. Jethro

    January 26th, 2013

    …old polaroid photo…
    damn…

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  6. Unruly Refugee

    January 26th, 2013

    Kind of like suing the highway department when you get in a wreck.

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  7. mkultra

    January 27th, 2013

    A lawsuit. What a wonderful way of avoiding any and all personal responsibility for acting like a dumb bi7ch.

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  8. Nick

    January 27th, 2013

    The same idiot woman would sue McDonald’s for making her ass, Fat.

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  9. Tim

    January 27th, 2013

    You’re sposed to know better by 50.

    Hell, by 30!

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  10. Dano

    January 27th, 2013

    That’s horrible, but, She doesn’t have a case. Hopefully.

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