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#1 Hum

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 15:20

LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — An online dating service says a Las Vegas woman has no legal basis for her lawsuit seeking $10 million after she was matched with a man who hid in her garage and brutally attacked her.

Mary Kay Beckman filed suit in U.S. District Court on Friday accusing Match.com of failing to disclose dangers of online dating.

She said she’d known Wade Ridley only eight days when she broke up with him in September 2010. Four months later he stabbed her 10 times.

“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,” Beckman told KLAS-TV. “”I shouldn’t even be here today.”

According to Courthouse News Service, Beckman has undergone surgeries to repair her jaw, preserve her eyesight and remove part of her skull to replace it with a “synthetic component.”

Ridley later was charged with murdering a woman in Phoenix. He died in prison last year after killing himself.

Beckman’s lawyer says Match.com is “absolutely not safe.”

“The basis of the lawsuit is the advertising that is utilized by Match.com, lulling women and men into a false sense of security,” attorney Marc Saggese told KLAS-TV.

Match.com said in a statement Monday that Beckman’s experience was horrible but the lawsuit is “absurd.” It said Beckman was a victim of a “sick, twisted” man with no known criminal record.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 15:49

"He died in prison last year after killing himself."

Really? :rolleyes:

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 15:53

I think I should sue this woman for wasting my time reading her rant.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 15:56

Match.com isn't psychic -- case dismissed.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 15:56

No thanks to match.com for me!

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 15:56

"He died in prison last year after killing himself."

Really? :rolleyes:

May I one up you with: "There were 10 stab wounds, eight on my physical body, two on my head" ...

So her head is apparently not physical? What else may we infer here? lol

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 16:01

May I one up you with: "There were 10 stab wounds, eight on my physical body, two on my head" ...

So her head is apparently not physical? What else may we infer here? lol


yeah, i noticed that too. what the hell????

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 16:05

Why was this ******* allowed to leave prison in the first place? That other woman could have been alive today :huh: .

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 16:05

I guess she left her handgun in her other purse ...

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 16:17

Oh lord i dont think there is enough bubble wrap in the world for some of these people, does she not realize she could of met this very person anywhere and the same thing cold of happened then who's she going to sue? The place where they met buying groceries?

Next she will sue someone for calling her an idiot and say its affected her self confidence!

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 16:18

Online dating services are a risk to start with.
She must have believed those advertisements on TV, I don't.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 16:30

what a dumb ass, next she'll sue the local city for not giving her a police escort during night time after getting raped in an alley by someone

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 16:42

She should sue her ISP too for providing the service she used to visit the webpage in the first place.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 16:52

Well I can understand the frustration and trauma from something like that. I mean holy **** I can't imagine going through something like that. I really do feel bad for her. However I'm not sure you can really sue a company for this since they can't predict the future and is in the business of "matching people up". You are always putting yourself at risk meeting strangers, via online or other connections.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 16:58

Terrible what happened to her...no doubt. Problem with today's world is that no one takes responsibility for their own action...it is always someone else's fault. Even if match.com did criminal background checks, Ridley would have slipped through since he didn't have a criminal history at the time he signed up.

Online dating is really no more or less dangerous then meeting someone at a bar, grocery store, etc. Life is risky and you have to be careful. She wasn't...she broke it off after only 8 days and yet she disclosed where she lived? As I said...terrible what happened to her but she really shouldn't just point the finger and all the blame at match.com for "not disclosing the risk of online dating".



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