Victim of stabbing attack sues Match.com for $10 million
Mary Kay Beckman explains her decision
- Duration 5:23
- Date Jan 27, 2013
Mary Kay Beckman explains her decision
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That's because it's a great opportunity to mean lol I have nothing to lose and a -- to -- my.
Friends is in yesterday's side that I didn't try I join matched clients -- when green person.
The world has changed one -- -- relationships now begin on an online dating site.
It comes to meeting someone great online there's only one place to go.
Match dot com please lead to more -- more relationships and more marriages than any other -- begins something new today.
-- -- One in five relationships start online that's incredible visit prime time in prime -- alert on Friday.
This businesswoman mother of two filed a massive ten million dollar lawsuit against match dot com for setting -- up with a Psycho.
Who tried to killer with a butcher knife.
While Mary -- was still in the hospital recovering from -- massive injuries the same man killed an Arizona woman he had also met on match dot com.
We're joined by our Mary Kate Beckman and her attorney mark to -- From -- Las Vegas welcome both of you so Mary -- What happened YouTube started with this fellow and then decided that it wasn't happening in the -- -- the -- what what happened.
Yes I had met -- and -- Black couple different dates.
And I realized that like he said he wasn't a -- and have not seen or heard from him since October 7 -- 2010.
And so then what happened on the night of the assault.
He broke into my garage on January 21 2011.
He took place that he wasn't there to hurt -- he was there to kill me.
And what were your wounds -- He yes stab me ten times.
-- on -- -- body and face into in my had.
The knife broke and then he comes Christie did to stop on the site my hat with this but until the -- I shot making it certainly sounds and he thought I was stat.
That's an incredible horrible story but why was he free.
Today and kill the Arizona woman.
I had to know I -- I did not remember anything of the attack and so then after he he saw my purse and flag again believing that I was dad.
And he then went to -- next.
My family didn't know -- police didn't know who to go after we I didn't remember that that the attack.
That's incredible incredible story I hope you're doing okay now marks a -- What exactly is match dot com's responsibility how much of a background check are they required to do.
For the men or the women for that matter who go on the site.
Well right now they're doing nothing in the way of background checks and what happens is -- although the -- woman women and men.
Into a false sense of security that match dot com like you said.
Is a reputable behemoth what makes them reputable actually nothing does because they do nothing to protect individuals who join their web site.
My clients that you would never considered I'm 1980 but for the advertising that showed.
A lovely couple having dinner enjoying themselves one in five and got married.
This advertising has led people who another night otherwise not run the risk.
Getting married or or meeting each other to attempt to get married.
To try it.
And -- Mary Kay's case she tempted fate and she went on match dot com.
And as a result she nearly was murdered.
Unfortunately -- girl in Arizona less than a month later like you said it was in fact murdered.
And it was a match that match dot com had put that girl together we have also.
That's it's a terrible story Mary -- I wonder -- I mean have you lost faith in.
The you wonder about your night have a today do you do you caution other women about these web site match ups.
Absolutely all the time I -- as as I tell people my story.
They share different things have happened to them in the past and and it frightens me.
That the men and women and children that are getting online and and dating in the teenagers and and what can happen you know people are missing because they have met someone on line.
It it frightens me the safety that and that's not therefore for everybody -- -- on that side.
And yet you know -- -- -- -- say if not our job it's it's it it's the clients job to do the background checks not ours.
Right but much like alcohol commercials have to say drink and drive responsibly.
And also cigarette companies have to provide warnings cigarette companies can't even advertise on television anymore -- it's so dangerous to smoke but.
-- com advertises pretty boldly that want to five get married and there's really no risk.
To associate with people that you've never.
Matter had any -- on information on so.
What we're hoping to accomplish is that they are obligated to put some disclaimer at the bottom like after a beer commercial.
-- drink responsibly because maybe some woman or man will hesitate before going on line.
And getting themselves killed good advice good advice Mary -- good luck -- that ten million dollar lawsuit good luck in the rest of your life or civil lawsuit that I appreciate it.
Mark thank you to thank -- the prop.