New photos of Nicole Holder have been published online, showing what injuries Holder — the ex-girlfriend of NFL star Greg Hardy — allegedly suffered by his hands. Reportedly, the injury photos of Nicole weren’t supposed to make it out to the public. Nonetheless, the photos reportedly showing Holder’s bruised back are striking a chord with online viewers, and those tweeting about Nicole Holder on Twitter after viewing the shocking photos.
An article titled, “This Is Why NFL Star Greg Hardy Was Arrested For Assaulting His Ex-Girlfriend,” on Deadspin not only shows one photo of Holder’s bruised back, but it includes a graphic photo gallery of 47 photos showing close-up shots of Holder’s bruises and detailed injuries. Nicole Holder reported to police that she feared for her life, and thought Greg was finally going to kill her, but said she also feared that nothing would happen to Hardy for his alleged assault of Nicole.
Holder had no shoes on when Nicole ran upon seeing the police. Holder said that the bruises in the now infamous photos came from when Hardy allegedly choked Holder to the point at which she told him to go ahead and kill her so she wouldn’t have to kill herself.
“Kill me so I don’t have to.”
It was apparently an abusive and volatile union between Holder and Hardy, one wherein Greg would, according to Nicole, threaten to have her killed.
“It doesn’t matter. Nothing is going to happen to him anyways.”
Hardy was, in fact, arrested and convicted of assault on Holder. Greg has been a controversial figure in football, wherein the Dallas Cowboys player has been charged with sexism and attacking a coach on the sidelines. But, it’s the photos of Nicole Holder that are sending shockwaves across the Internet on Friday, November 6.
“Deadspin has obtained hundreds of pages of those records, some previously reported—police reports, interview transcripts, and more. Photos, dozens of them, show bruises over much of Holder’s body, including her back, her arms, her legs, her chin, her neck, and even her foot.”
With bruises appearing on Holder’s chin, back, neck, feet and other places on Nicole’s body in the graphic photo gallery on Deadspin, the photos are bringing comparisons to Ray Rice and the viral video of Rice assaulting his wife in an elevator. Whether or not Greg will appear as contrite and sorry for his reported actions as Ray was for his remains to be seen.
Hardy reportedly won’t talk about the night in question when the bruising occurred. And Nicole won’t talk about it either, because Hardy received a settlement for the incident. Now that the photos have hit the press, it’ll be interesting to see how Greg Hardy’s NFL career and any endorsement deals are affected as a result.
While the case was expunged and Nicole received monies for the assault, as reported by the Charlotte Observer, a fact that had an effect upon the case, the photos of Holder made it out anyway. Deadspin explained why they chose to publish the controversial photos of Nicole, with warnings that they are graphic.
“[On Deadspin are] many, but not all, of the photos taken of Nicole Holder within 24 hours of when she says Hardy attacked her. Many are disturbing and hard to look at; our decision to publish them was based on the convincing evidence they present of what happened that night.”
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