The Huffington Post
November 30, 2012

Mallory Owens, the victim of an alleged anti-gay hate crime has released an extensive statement on the incident, but stopped short of confirming that the attack was somehow motivated by her sexual orientation. Owens said, "I fell in love with a girl. My family loves, accepts and supports me. They have shown nothing but love and acceptance throughout my attack, my time in the hospital, and the investigation of this brutal attack, they have been there for me, loving me and supporting me."