Mary Kay Beckman is seeking $10 million from the company for failing to disclose dangers of online dating.
Shesays Match.com paired her with Wade Mitchell Ridley, who she dumpedeight days after meeting in September 2010. Four months later he hid herin a garage and stabbed her ten times.
"There were 10 stabwounds, eight on my physical body, two on my head, and when the knifebroke, there was stomping on my head," Beckman told CBS affiliateKLAS-TV. "I shouldn't even be here today."
Beckman has undergone surgeries to repair her jaw, preserveher eyesight and remove part of her skull to replace it with a"synthetic component," according to Courthouse News Service.
Ridley was arrested inFebruary 2011 for attempted murder as well as killing another woman inPhoenix, Ariz. He committed suicide in prison last year.
Beckman'slawyer, Marc Saggese, told KLAS-TV that Match.com is "absolutely notsafe" and lulls "women and men into a false sense of security."
Match.comsaid in a statement that Beckman's experience was horrible, but thebasis for the lawsuit was "absurd" and the Ridley had no known criminalrecord.
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.