Rape Survivor Goes Public

Ashley Green hopes going public will help find her attacker

By Andres Gutierrez
|  Monday, Jul 9, 2012  |  Updated 9:09 AM CDT
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Ashley Green was beaten and raped in the Knox-Henderson area of Dallas in June of 2011. She is now talking publicly and posting reward posters to find the person who attacked her.

Andres Gutierrez, NBC 5 News

Ashley Green was beaten and raped in the Knox-Henderson area of Dallas in June of 2011. She is now talking publicly and posting reward posters to find the person who attacked her.

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For the first time, Ashley Green told NBC DFW the details of what happened to her on the night of June 12, 2011.

"I asked him, 'Why are you doing this to me?'" Green said. "I was crying, and he just said, 'Shut up (expletive), shut up.' And he punched me in the face and that knocked me out again."

That night, Green was out watching the Mavericks win the NBA Championship at a bar on Henderson Avenue in Dallas.  She was walking to her car just two blocks away when she was viciously attacked.

"The next time I woke up was when I was all alone in the grass," Green said. "I didn't have any clothes on, none of  [my] belongings and I had no idea what happened."

Police said the attack went on for more than two hours. In graphic photographs, you can see the extent of Green's beating.

As of June 2012, the investigation is at a standstill. There are no tips or clues in this crime despite a $55,000 dollar reward being offered.

"It's really disheartening that my attacker hasn't been caught," Green said. "To think that somebody could do something so horrible to leave me for dead."

Friends like Sally Burrows spent Sunday afternoon hanging bright yellow posters around the Knox-Henderson area announcing the reward with the hopes that someone will have some piece of information that will put her attacker behind bars.

"I feel like I want to do anything I can to get the word out there and help her," said Burrows.

"You know I want to make things safer for other young women like me so something like this doesn't happen again," Green said.

Green encourages other sexual assault and rape victims not to 'stay quiet.'

If you have any information on this case, you're asked to call Dallas Police or Crime Stoppers.  The phone numbers: 214-373-TIPS (8477) or 1-877-373-8477.

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