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Woman suing dating website for 10 million
A Las Vegas woman has filed a lawsuit seeking $10 million from for failing to convey how dangerous online dating can be before setting her up with her attempted murderer, Wade Ridley, CBS News reports.
Mary Kay Beckman had known Ridley for eight days when she broke up with him.
Four months later he hid in her garage until she came home, stabbed her ten times, and stomped on her head.
She had to undergo extensive surgery, including replacing part of her skull with a “synthetic component.” Ridley was later charged with killing a woman in Phoenix and committed suicide.
says the lawsuit — based on the false sense of security provided by Match.com’s advertising — is ridiculous. But there is something about the legitimacy of sites like that makes it feel safer than, say, Craigslist, and not really for any good reason. Connecticut, New York, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, and others have passed laws requiring dating sites to post safety notices, including indicating that they do not perform background checks.