Mary kay sues dating service
Mary Kay Beckman is seeking million in damages after her match, Wade Ridley, hid in her garage and then stabbed her ten times before kicking her in the head. Beckman has had to have several corrective surgeries following the attack. Like other online dating sites, does not do crimininal background checks on its users, although it does check members agains the sexual offender registry. Ridley did not have a criminal record at the time he was on the service. The suit raises some pointed questions about the legal protections of websites and just how culpable they are for the actions of their members. We’ve reached out to for a statement and will update when we hear back.The lawsuit hinges on the argument that online dating is inherently unsafe, and that should come with a warning label notifying users of the potential dangers of meeting strangers online. Beckman is asking for a disclaimer to be appended to the site. Update: provided Betabeat with the following statement:“What happened to Mary Kay Beckman is horrible, but this lawsuit is absurd.He also admitted that he killed Anne Simenson, another woman that he met on Wade committed suicide in jail before he could be tried.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 site do not go far enough and the company needs to overtly warn users of potential dangers.
A woman in Las Vegas has filed a lawsuit against online dating service Match. He was being held as a murder suspect before he committed suicide in jail. A Las Vegas woman who was severely beaten by a man she met through Match.
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.
argues the lawsuit is frivolous and says it offers tips for safe dating on the site.
The 50-year-old woman from Las Vegas met Wade Riley on in September 2010 and dated Riley for only eight days before endeding the relationship.
Four months later, Riley broke into the woman’s garage and waited for her to come home.