IF YOU SEE THIS MAN, CALL THE POLICE,” she wrote on a Facebook post that included a collage of photos of her bruised face, lacerated stomach, and Bond posed with his arms crossed.
“I care a lot about my looks and I looked ugly,” Johnson says. “It was hard to put that out there—showing other people is hard. But no one would take me seriously unless they saw what he did.”
She was sure that when the post spread into the insular tattoo artist community wherein Bond is a staple that there would be nowhere left for him to hide.
“I'm putting my pride aside because I realized I have nothing to lose except for him to get away with it as he apparently usually does,” she wrote on Facebook. The post took off with thousands of shares and hundreds of comments—now more than 141,000 people have reposted it.
But in the meantime, Bond disappeared.
A week later, angered by the lack of results, she posted a longer version of the night's events—a detailed account that stretches from the bar to her escape into a subway station.
“So now that you know exactly what happened, do you think he deserves your respect or protection?” she wrote. “He is not your friend, he is using you and he is running from a long past of torturing and imprisoning women along with a lot of other unspeakable things. Please help me, and don't make me live the rest of my days knowing that he is free to do this to the next young girl he meets.”
Johnson said she was afraid he'd get away with it again if she couldn't show what he'd done. She says she “can't live with unsettling feeling” that he's still out there, possibly at a bar, charming other girls like she was charmed.
The photos haven't stayed in digital quarantine. Johnson's friends have spread them the old-fashioned way, papering New York City's main streets and subway stations.
Spurred on by reposts from people like porn star Christy Mack, who shared her own story and disturbing photos on Twitter after her boyfriend allegedly beat and raped her, Johnson's pictures have spread like wildfire on social media. Facebook did such an effective distribution job that Johnson says she's been approached on the street by people who offer words of support or a place to stay.
Johnson also says three ex-girlfriends of Bond's have reached out to her. She claims she heard one harrowing story multiple times—that he had chained an ex to a radiator and left her there for days. [The Daily Beast cannot yet confirm this report.]
She hopes to convince them to join the lawsuit against him.
“I don't want him to go in for a few years, I want him to go in for many years,” Johnson says. Bond did not answer his phone when contacted by The Daily Beast.
“The fact that many people have seen it and no one has turned him in shows he is really hiding like a rat,” she says. “How could no one have seen his face out of all those people?”
The phone numbers of precincts handling Johnson's case have been posted on Facebook, and Johnson says tips have since flooded in. She believes the cops have taken her case more seriously since she uploaded the post.
“They have so many domestic abuse cases and a lot of times the girl will go back on it and not go through with pressing charges,” she says. “I think the girl changes her mind so much they're not used to this kind of approach.” The NYPD did not respond to interview requests for this story.
Johnson is antsy for them to find Bond, and she hasn't quieted down on Facebook. She's posted multiple follow-up pleas for his friends to turn him in.
“I don't want to hide,” she says. “I want to have fun, I want to be 22. I don't want to deal with a monster—I want him to be in jail.”