Sharing is caring!Facebook1Twitter0Google+0Pinterest0 A Los Angeles-area woman who was brutally assaulted by a man she met through Instagram is sharin...
A Los Angeles-area woman who was brutally assaulted by a man she met through Instagram is sharing her story in hopes that it’ll be a cautionary tale to others.
Model India Ali, 32, told KTLA that she first met James Baker, 27, virtually through the popular social media photo app and eventually felt comfortable enough with what she saw to set up a date with him in real life.
‘He didn’t really look like a creep from his pictures. He looked like he had it going on,’ Ali said.
Last July, Ali and Baker met up for their date. They went out drinking, as evidenced by several videos that Baker had posted of the two of them at a restaurant.
In the clips, Ali appears to be less than sober, compared to Baker.
Although Baker posted videos showing that it happened, Ali said she had no memory of leaving the restaurant or going back to his room at the Westin Hotel near Los Angeles International Airport.
The next morning, Ali woke up in the hotel room, alone.
‘It was horrible,’ Ali said. ‘I woke up. I lifted my head up. I was lying in a puddle of throw up. So I look around and I see blood everywhere and my clothes everywhere.’
When she looked at herself in the mirror, she saw that her face had been brutally beaten.
‘Oh my God. I can’t believe that happened. What if they come back and kill me?’ Ali recalled thinking.
Baker had apparently taken her cellphone and car keys with him when he left the room, so Ali called 911 on the hotel phone.
In the 911 recording, Ali can be heard telling the operator that, ‘There’s blood all over the room’ and that she was ‘hurt in my face.’