How one artist dealt with the aftermath of her alleged rape
'No one did anything, so I painted this billboard,' read Stephanie Montgomery's giant artwork
This story was originally published on November 22, 2019.
In 2018, Stephanie Montgomery was working as a dancer at a strip club in Los Angeles, both to pay her bills and help fund what she really wanted to do: establish a career as an artist. But her plan took a dark turn, when she alleges she was raped by a client.
She reported it to her manager and to local police. But after an investigation, no charges were laid.
Montgomery speaks with Out in the Open host Piya Chattopadhyay about how she turned to her art and created a striking billboard to proclaim her truth.
This story appears in the Out in the Open episode "DIY Justice".