(CBS NEWS) -- A Las Vegas woman is suing online dating service Match.com after a scorned date brutally attacked her, CBS Las Vegas reports.
Mary Kay Beckman is seeking $10 million from the company for failing to disclose dangers of online dating.
says Match.com paired her with Wade Mitchell Ridley, who she dumped
eight days after meeting in September 2010. Four months later he hid her
in a garage and stabbed her ten 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 CBS affiliate
KLAS-TV. "I shouldn't even be here today."
Beckman has undergone surgeries to repair her jaw, preserve
her eyesight and remove part of her skull to replace it with a
"synthetic component," according to Courthouse News Service.
Ridley was arrested in
February 2011 for attempted murder as well as killing another woman in
Phoenix, Ariz. He committed suicide in prison last year.
lawyer, Marc Saggese, told KLAS-TV that Match.com is "absolutely not
safe" and lulls "women and men into a false sense of security."
said in a statement that Beckman's experience was horrible, but the
basis for the lawsuit was "absurd" and the Ridley had no known criminal
This isn't the first time the online dating site has been sued for acts of violence. Carole Markin, a Hollywood producer, says she was raped by a man she met on Match.com and is demanding a sexual predator screening system be installed in the site.