Sunday, January 27, 2013

NV - Mary Kay Beckman Sues Match.Com After Date Attacks Her

Mary Kay Beckman
Original Article

This is not about a sexual crime, but it is similar to the Carol Markin incident? Meeting people, online or in a bar, is dangerous, period, and the court should through this out. She needs to take responsibility for her own actions. Was she almost killed due to her own stupidity, telling the man where she lived? It's horrendous what she has been through, and the man should be convicted of attempted murder, spending the rest of his life in prison, but sueing Match.com for your own stupidity? If she wins, which is doubtful, then are all web sites going to be required to do background checks on everyone? And there are discrepancies in the two videos below. The dates don't jive. So who is right?

01/25/2013

By RUSSELL GOLDMAN

A Las Vegas woman is suing Match.com for $10 million, after the online dating service allegedly paired her with a man who stabbed her 10 times in the face and chest in an attempt to kill her.

Mary Kay Beckman, 50, claims in a lawsuit filed earlier this month that she joined the website looking for a "healthy loving relationship," but instead was nearly killed.

Beckman says she went on a few dates in October 2011 with [name withheld], but after ending the relationship came home one day to find him in her garage with a knife.
- How did the man know where you lived?  Did you tell him?

[name withheld] "brutally stabbed [Beckman] 10 times with a knife about her head, face and upper body, until the overwhelming force he applied to the stabbing caused the knife to break," according to court documents.

According to her lawsuit, [name withheld] then "stomped and kicked" her in the head until she "stopped making the gurgling noise" and left her for dead.

A neighbor found Beckman and she was rushed to the hospital where she endured multiple surgeries over several weeks.

While Beckman was in the hospital, [name withheld] was arrested for the murder of an Arizona woman, also an ex-girlfriend. Many of the details of Beckman's attack came from [name withheld] himself when police later questioned him.

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.

[name withheld], 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.

Match.com argues the lawsuit is frivolous and says it offers tips for safe dating on the site. Online dating is no less safe than meeting someone "at a bar or at church," said Match spokeswoman Eva Ross.

"What happened to Mary Kay Beckman is horrible, but this lawsuit is absurd," Ross said in a statement. "The many millions of people who have found love on Match.com and other online dating sites know how fulfilling it is. And while that doesn't make what happened in this case any less awful, this is about a sick, twisted individual with no prior criminal record, not an entire community of men and women looking to meet each other."

In her suit Beckman says the tips posted on the Match.com site do not go far enough and the company needs to overtly warn users of potential dangers.
- This is why products contain warning labels, for people like this woman!




2 comments :

nathan rabalais said...

Ohh he looks so kind and friendly let me tell you

Loneranger said...

Sometimes lessons come at a high price. One wouldn't think that it takes a rocket scientist to know you can't trust people you don't know. Talking to someone on line and thinking you know them is just beyond belief. Dating sites no mater how well they are crafted all have the same problem. Humans. It's not just the men you can't trust either. Women use these sites to meet their next victim. I had one that worked their way into my house with a ploy she was homeless and had been victimised and the story was believable only to come in with a friend shortly after she had settled in and gone through all my stuff while i was not home and robbed me on the way out. I couldn't do anything about it as she moved my stuff out as I had let her stay there. She went on to multiple places after mine doing the same thing. All within the law as it was allowed and she twisted things to make it look like she was the victim. Hard to prove what things are yours and what are hers and then it was back off or i will say you raped me. Yep we all make mistakes and that's my online dating story. Guess i'm lucky I didn't have a ton of legal fee's and jail time as even though I was the victim it would have been a process to prove. It was worse then her holding a gun or a knife on me. So for the ones that have had a good experience using these sites good for you. But lets not think it's just men like the ones pictured in this article that are out there. It's a dangerous situation you place yourself into meeting people like this.

Male or female you are placing yourself at risk of serious harm. But if you like playing Russian roulette with your life and or stuff not a bad place to meet someone. Not everyone ends up with the same results however the potential is always there and you need to understand this going in. Since then if I talk with someone on line and they are local I will meet them at a coffee shop. Will not take them home or go to their home until I know them better. Then and only then will I let them come any closer to me. Any red flags as in detailed stories about how they were abused or just down on their luck tends to send me running. And for good reason to. Dating sites can be an offenders playground and it's not just men it's women also. There are many games people play using these sites. So you can't be to careful. One would think if they are so afraid of on line predators these sites would be shut down. No amount of background checking or trying to weed through the BS they might peddle can really assure your safety. You can not fault the site for what happens. You willingly placed yourself at risk using them. How you minimize the risk is your responsibility. Like I said before sometimes lessons come at a high price.