Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bizarre Act of Oregon Woman Who Splashed Acid in Own Face

Sep. 18, 2010

FILE - This image provided by the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center shows Bethany Storro prior to surgery in Portland, Ore. Vancouver, Wash. Police Chief Clifford Cook said that Bethany Storro admitted to fabricating a story about the attack in which she suffered severe burns on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010. Storro threw acid in her own face in an apparent desperate attempt to draw attention to herself or garner sympathy. Cook said he does not know the exact motive for Storro's actions, but added she is ''very remorseful.''

After the incident, Storro made several media appearances, but a planned interview on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" was canceled. She said she had received correspondence from people around the world concerned for her well-being.

The manufacturer of the acid used by Storro to disfigure her face declined an interview with reporters but did say through a spokesman that the product had specific written instructions on the label that the acid was not to be used as a facial cleanser. The manufacturer did offer Storro a full refund with proof of purchase.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know which is more disturbing: that she splashed acid in her own face, the photo showing the horrendous results of the acid peel, or the fact that she appears to be slightly smiling in her photo.

    All of it is unnerving!