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Alabama Lesbian Mallory Owens Says Her Beating Was Not a Hate Crime, Story 'Will Come Out': VIDEO


Mallory Owens, the Mobile, Alabama woman beaten on Thanksgiving by her girlfriend's brother, is speaking out about the attack and says that it was not a hate crime, allegations her own family has been making since the assault, WKRG reports:

M_owensMallory's family told News 5 on Monday that she was beaten by her girlfriend's brother for being gay. Mallory doesn't remember much from that night, but says being gay is not the reason she was attacked.

"A lot of things have happened between us, but it doesn't make me hate her brother," said Owens. "I don't hate her family at all, or anybody for that matter."

Her girlfriend Ally Hawkins is by her side. She says her brother's actions are not justified, but he had his own reasons for the attack. They are reasons that will be released when the time is right.

"It's not a hate crime at all," said Ally Hawkins. "We both know the reason why this happened, and it doesn't make any excuses for him, I'm not defending him at all. I know why he was angry, and that will come out."

Mallory is now staying at the house where the attack happened.

Watch WKRG's report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Even if being gay is not the reason, she is truly messed up in the head.

    Posted by: Steve | Nov 28, 2012 8:30:49 AM

  2. This is the dark side of the Honey Boo Boo community.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Nov 28, 2012 9:06:50 AM

  3. A real life "stranger than fiction" situation for this gay woman. If almost being beaten to death isn't a hate crime, then what the hell is it?

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Nov 28, 2012 9:15:47 AM

  4. @ Hadenoughbs: I think the definition of a hate crime is that the attack must be motivated by nothing other than the victims race, sexuality or gender. IF this woman and her girlfriend's brother had any other not-yet-revealed conflict, which was not linked to her being gay, and which caused him to beat her up, it was not a hate crime.

    I think we all must be realistic enough to realize that not EVERYTIME a gay person gets attacked or beaten up, it is because that person is gay.

    Posted by: Lee | Nov 28, 2012 10:05:05 AM

  5. This is a messed up woman. She is staying at the house that she was attacked in? WTF?

    Posted by: KuMiCu | Nov 28, 2012 10:18:05 AM

  6. On the one hand, I want to hug her for being capable of such forgiveness...

    on the other hand, I'm worried about her safety!! Get the heck out of that house girl.

    Posted by: Lucas H | Nov 28, 2012 10:36:17 AM

  7. Stockholm Syndrome.

    Posted by: johnny | Nov 28, 2012 10:46:17 AM

  8. Until all the facts come out, we shouldn't jump to any conclusions, such as Stockholm Syndrome, about what happened. This could be a hate crime or there could be some other motivation. We just don't know, even if we suspect its one or the other. (For a non-hate crime motivation, drugs and/or drug money is what comes first to my mind, for me, but perhaps I've been watching too many TV shows like Justified.)
    @Woodroad34D: This is the dark side of many communities across America, not just the deep South.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Nov 28, 2012 11:07:49 AM

  9. Oh no, not again. A fake.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Nov 28, 2012 12:14:28 PM

  10. People have got to stop viewing this like some sort of primetime tv drama. It's real life; it's complicated and you just can't make assumptions based on context clues.
    It's crazy to me how some of you get sooo worked up over something that's not your business. It's an event spanning years of her life; to you, it's a 30-second blurb on the news. The courteous thing to do would be to just show her support and trust that she has a better perspective on her situation than some random guy from the internet.

    Posted by: Hugh | Nov 28, 2012 12:15:58 PM

  11. My guess: She and her girlfriend found out that the brother is gay, and he beat her up because she was going to blab it or otherwise use it against him.

    Posted by: Kyle | Nov 28, 2012 1:00:48 PM

  12. it's actually really difficult to have something found as a "hate crime" if the perp knew the victim. b/c there could be 1000 other reasons for the crime based on something personal rather than a perceived status. so, she is likely right that it wasn't - or wouldn't be found as - a hate crime.

    Posted by: me | Nov 28, 2012 1:10:58 PM

  13. @LEE, exactly. It's not always a hate crime. There are a million reasons that he could have been angry at her for. @Sargon bighorn, it's not a fake, she's just saying that the reason she was beaten wasn't a hate crime.

    Posted by: Luke | Nov 28, 2012 1:51:04 PM

  14. Well seaid woodroad34d

    Posted by: Stephen | Nov 28, 2012 1:59:42 PM

  15. He's probably gay. Travis Hawkins Jr. is gay and she knows it and probably threatened to tell people ... my guess.

    Posted by: Reality | Nov 28, 2012 10:44:24 PM

  16. If "that will come out", then why not just tell us now? Somebody has something big to hide.

    Posted by: Randy | Nov 29, 2012 5:25:37 AM

  17. This attempted murder is the result of either homophobia or misogyny or both.

    Posted by: Elizabeth Parker | Nov 29, 2012 3:02:54 PM

  18. He has his reasons...REALLY? You are acting like its ok no big deal! This is crazy!!!! I pray for all of you bc only God can help you guys.

    Posted by: Lynda | Nov 30, 2012 8:33:34 AM

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