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Alabama Lesbian Brutally Beaten by Her Girlfriend's Brother in Alleged Thanksgiving Day Hate Crime


A Mobile, Alabama woman is recovering after being beaten in what family members are calling a bias-motivated assault by her girlfriend's brother, WKRG reports:

A family is seeking justice after they say a girl named Mallory Owens was badly beaten on Thanksgiving day for being gay. They want charges upgraded on her alleged attacker, 18-year-old Travis Hawkins Jr. Hawkins turned himself in Sunday for second degree assault charges, but bonded out the same day.

Owens' supporters believe those charges should be upgraded to attempted murder...

...Her mother told News 5 her daughter was beaten by Hawkins because she is in a relationship with his sister and he does not approve. The family is calling this a hate crime and cannot believe her alleged attacker is walking free.

The assault on Owens was also reported in a widely-distributed Facebook post, with photos of her injuries:

Wrote Facebook user Sonia Mason:

FB FAM; pls contact WEAR & WKRG to immediately give media coverage to the vicious attack on this beautiful 23yr old girl, Mallory Owens in Mobile County, AL! Mallory was an invited guest Thanksgiving Day to her gf fam dinner & brother, Travis Hawkins Jr, has been arrested, charged, and released on bail for ONLY 2nd degree assault! Mallory had experienced a brain bleed, reconstructive facial surgeries, (metal plates due to crushed cheek bones), and skull fractures! This at best was an attempted murder! Mallory deserves justice for the horrific attack & by the Grace of God her long road to recover! It is reported that the accused attackers family stood by, did not intervene, and have threatened the victim family! Pls call the Mobile County prosecutor and demand that this case be addressed!


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  1. And I'm sure Tony Perkins will make the boy an honorary member of the FRC

    Posted by: Will | Nov 26, 2012 5:26:50 PM

  2. As usual, most of you jump to conclusions without having all the facts. Did it ever occur to you that this woman did or said something to provoke the attack? And I thought lesbian-feminists were "strong women" who could defend themselves against mere men? Why should she get special consieration because she is a woman? After all, if he had beat up another straight man, I seriously doubt he would have been charged with anything more than he has been charged with.

    Anyway, he sure is hot.

    Posted by: Rick | Nov 26, 2012 5:38:12 PM

  3. He is disgusting! You deserve the long jail sentance they give you!

    Posted by: Reg | Nov 26, 2012 5:42:54 PM

  4. Damn, even hotter with his shirt off!--thanks for the Facebook link, Reg.

    Posted by: Rick | Nov 26, 2012 5:50:22 PM

  5. Rick, you are a sad excuse for a man to say that anyone deserves to be beaten within inches of their lives. And then you think Travis is hot? Obviously, that is what you are accustomed to or you need your ass beat. Man or woman, gay or straight doesn't matter. The fact is Mallory could have died because Travis didn't have enough self control. She could have been asked to leave the premises and if she refused, then call and have the police escort her away. It is not right to take matters into your own hands and inflict the pain that Mallory received regardless of the "why" behind it. Only people without a conscious would say this is acceptable treatment. Alabama is a backwoods, bible thumping state where LGBT are mistreated daily and most do nothing to provoke it. In Alabama, a friend of mine was brutally attacked by a drunk man because he thought she was a big, bad lesbian. She did nothing to provoke him slamming her head into the pavement, choking her and dislocating her shoulder. The police never filed charges, only a complaint stating "there wasn't enough evidence". She had pictures and medical records to prove it. Alabama promotes discrimination of any kind by giving offenders a firm talking to and a slap on the wrist. We are not in grade school. Hate is hate. I pray for Mallory and her family. I pray that justice will be served and that Travis gets what's coming to him!

    Posted by: Lane | Nov 26, 2012 6:24:17 PM

  6. Rick why don't you go back to f*cking your mother.

    Posted by: palto | Nov 26, 2012 6:25:18 PM

  7. Google his dad... He is known for substance abuse & alcohol, attempted murder, domestic violence and continues to be arrested also.

    Posted by: petaholic | Nov 26, 2012 6:30:40 PM

  8. i may not be in favour of the alternative lifestyle movement, but t'underin jesus this is intolerable! honestly this tosspot deserves nothing less then a short drop and a quick stop. i posted the petition to my facebook and i pray my friends sign it. god bless the lass and may her recovery be swift as it can.

    Posted by: arizona coleman | Nov 26, 2012 6:45:13 PM

  9. Rick, are you kidding? this wasn't some scuffle! this man savagely beat what looks to be a very petite girl. If you bothered to look at his Facebook you would see that this young man is very strongly built. Even if he wasn't, girls can rarely fight off men. You're a real bottom of the barrel schmuck for suggesting she is anything but a victim of a malicious and brutal hate crime.

    Posted by: Dennis | Nov 26, 2012 6:46:46 PM

  10. We have noticed and have passed it on. We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.

    Posted by: All of us | Nov 26, 2012 7:03:41 PM

  11. This is a sicko family situation. In January 2011, father Hawkins shot son Travis Jr. in the chest; Travis wouldn't testify so father wasn't prosecuted. Apparently Travis has previously assaulted Mallory, hitting her in the head with a pipe. For some reason, Mallory didn't press charges. Now this. Good God, why didn't Mallory have enough sense to stay away from this lunatic family of brutes? Her mother begged her not to go. I suppose she was thinking with her heart not her head. I wonder if finally the local DA will convict at least one Hawkins and send him to prison. Given the track record I'm not optimistic.

    Posted by: Jim | Nov 26, 2012 7:06:42 PM

  12. "Even if he wasn't, girls can rarely fight off men"

    Oh, chivalry. Ah, yes, that old "sexist" idea that "ladies" should be exempt from the harsh treatment men dole out to each other.

    So which is it? Women are "strong" and equals of men and should be treated exactly the same way in all circumstances? Or they are not?

    Let me guess. The rule that applies is whatever benefits women in general or an individual woman, right? They should be exempt from any harsh treatment (and from the draft) and be treated as "ladies" when that benefits them--even if they provoked the harsh treatment......but should be lauded as "strong women" and treated as equals or even superiors when that benefits them, even though they clearly are not "strong" compared to men.

    The "principle" is that women should get and have whatever they want, whatever the situation is, whereas men are fair game in all occasions.

    Right? Right.

    Which is why feminism is such a fraud and its practitioners nothing but manipulators.

    Posted by: Rick | Nov 26, 2012 7:06:42 PM

  13. Of course Rick is siding with the perp. Because he's a troll and trying to rile up you all up. Stop letting him get away with it, by which I mean ignore him. Without attention he will starve and die.

    Posted by: MateoM | Nov 26, 2012 7:06:51 PM

  14. That pic shouldn't be on your main page. Towleroad is quick to use the "After The Jump", why not here? Way too traumatic for some.

    Posted by: rafa | Nov 26, 2012 7:13:21 PM

  15. No, Mateom, not a "troll" and not trying to "rile anybody up." Just demonstrating the self-serving hypocrisy of feminists and how dependent they are on men to play their little game with them......and how easily "strong women" can be put in their place if men simply decided en masse to stop playing their little game with them.

    Feminism is nothing at all but a game of social manipulation that depends on men allowing women to turn them against each other.....and as such it depends heavily on a homophobic male culture that keeps men emotionally attached to women rather than to each other.

    Indeed, homophobia is the lifeblood of feminism.

    Posted by: Rick | Nov 26, 2012 7:17:18 PM

  16. Why isn't the FBI involved?

    Posted by: Christienne Frank | Nov 26, 2012 7:35:28 PM

  17. Rick, no one, woman or man deserves to suffer as much as this girl has at the hands of this man. Like I said, this wasn't a scuffle. Say perhaps she had slapped him in the face first. Does that mean then she deserved to be beaten so harshly that she has had to have reconstructive surgery? Meanwhile, he doesn't have a scratch on him in his mugshot.

    I've been attacked by a much stronger man. You might feel differently if you had too.

    Posted by: Dennis | Nov 26, 2012 7:37:55 PM

  18. Those relatives who stood by and participated watching need to all be charged, too, as accessories to attempted murder and participation in a hate crime...even granny. Alabama needs to be brought up to decency. The entire family needs to be taught a lesson.KKK days and passively looking away for others to do hate crimes in front of you cannot be allowed. A message of nontolerance in all states needs to be sent.

    Posted by: S Cain | Nov 26, 2012 7:41:33 PM

  19. Prayers with Mallory :-(

    Posted by: Rick | Nov 26, 2012 8:25:25 PM

  20. This is his bosses company, some of you all should ask that he be fired for his conduct.

    Arrington Construction Inc
    654 Montcliff Drive W
    Mobile, AL 36609-6535 map
    Phone: (251) 665-0556
    Joseph Arrington, President, Owner

    Posted by: Dash | Nov 26, 2012 8:38:53 PM

  21. I have to wonder why her gf would even invite her into that situation then do nothing while hes own brother nearly killed the girl, sounds almost like a set up...

    Posted by: Kathryn | Nov 26, 2012 8:51:01 PM

  22. Andy, you see Rick's comments?

    It's obvious you banned Jason recently. Please finish cleaning house.

    Posted by: ripper | Nov 26, 2012 8:53:28 PM

  23. Someone needs to drag his around and put a beatdown on this piece of crap!

    Posted by: Pam | Nov 26, 2012 9:51:16 PM

  24. To the ignorant a-holes who lump the entire State of Alabama in with some inbred a$$hole who beat this girl might want to know that the Obama loving State of California leads the nation in hate crimes.
    Earlier this year, a white man was damn near beaten to death by a bunch of black thugs in Mobile, Al., and none of the assholes who did the beating were prosecuted for a "hate crime". The prosecutors have to be able to "prove" the case was a "hate crime" in order to pursue a hate crime statute. Also, further to your ignorant liberal bullchit posts... Alabama has been predominantly DEMOCRAT up until recently. Racism and hate crimes thrived under the previous Democratic get your $hit straight before you go talking crap about an entire state.

    Posted by: Otisjackson | Nov 26, 2012 10:28:49 PM

  25. This is awful and disgusting. If the local media in Alabama won't cover it and follow through on the story, people should flood the facebook pages and twitter of mainstream media. It deserves national attention.

    Posted by: Kacey | Nov 26, 2012 10:29:29 PM

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