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D.A. couldn’t find Greg Hardy’s accuser, as she was out of town


The domestic violence charges against Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy were dismissed Monday morning, in part, because the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s office couldn’t find her.

Maybe they should have checked Facebook.

According to Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer, Nicole Holder left a trail of social media extravagance over the last several months, during which she seems to be doing some not-inexpensive traveling.

Holder posted messages to her Facebook account showing her snowmobiling in Vail, Colo., shopping in Atlanta, and in New York’s Grand Central Station the following day.

“For the past several months, the alleged victim, Nicole Holder, has made herself completely unavailable to the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office for the purpose of preparing for trial,” a statement by the DA’s office said. “The District Attorney’s office has collaborated with numerous law enforcement agencies around the State and taken extraordinary measures to locate Ms. Holder and serve her with a subpoena to appear for court.”

A Dec. 8 post had her dining in Colorado, then snowmobiling in Vail. On Dec. 22, she was shopping at Lenox Mall in Atlanta, and was in New York City the next day.

The former nightclub bartender apparently had the means to travel, considering the DA’s office said they had “reliable information” that Holder reached a civil settlement with Hardy prior to his court date.

Hardy didn’t comment upon leaving court today, but if he needs to see where part of the $13.1 million the Panthers gave him last year ended up, all he needs is to log onto a computer.