By Mike Celizic TODAYShow.com contributor updated 8:33 a.m. CT, Wed., April 8, 2009 The young woman had been attacked in full view of a New York City subway clerk, then dragged down the steps onto a deserted platform where she was raped and raped again, the assailant not stopping even when a subway train pulled into the station. Now, after nearly four years of constant nightmares, bouts of depression and anxiety, the woman has been told by a judge that two transit workers who saw her being attacked had no obligation to do anything to help her other than to signal their superiors that police were needed at the station. In response, the woman, who asks to be identified only by her first name, Maria, is going public with her story in the hope that something will be done to save other women from enduring a similar nightmare She cried rape â and no one helped - TODAY People Fox News Reported this morning the Judge threw her case out of court. "There is no duty to help" And that is why I say every American should arm themselves and know how to protect themselves. The cops and the courts aren't going to do it.