Mori Montgomery, an aspiring model, says she was beaten by an abusive boyfriend who later pushed her out of a moving car in Las Vegas.
Montgomery, 19, has been updating her 10,000 or so followers across her accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter about what happened.
She says that the stark photos are meant to show her as a survivor as opposed to a victim.
“Pity is not what I ask from you,” she wrote in one post on her Twitter account. “I am well aware that those pictures may look as if I want attention, but that is far from my goal here.”
Montgomery told News.com.au that she met her ex-boyfriend through a best friend and hung out every day but things were not good.
“He was always jealous and extra aggressive. We were playing around one day and he slapped me really hard. He apologized straight after so I didn’t think anything of it really, until this all happened,” she said.
Montgomery elaborated in one of her posts, saying that the man shoved her out of a moving vehicle.
“I was kicked out of a moving vehicle, then beaten and dragged, as I blacked out and was left lying there in my own puddle of blood. Doctors said I could have died.”
Montgomery added that she hopes to be an inspiration for women and any victims of domestic violence.
“Don’t ever tell me I’m ‘milking’ this. This isn’t fun/joke or about popularity. I posted my story to MY followers, cant help who shares it,” she told her critics via Twitter.
She said she’s going to press charges and moved to a different city to get away from the man.
“Everyone’s shocked that I’m okay with talking about it, let alone to the world, but my way of coping is talking about it. I needed love and support, and that’s what I’ve got,” she said.
“Domestic violence is such an overlooked crime. Nobody truly understands how often tragedies happen due to spouse mistreatment. I plan to put an end to the silence.”