Dr Phil: Bethany Storro Acid Attack
In 2010, Bethany Storro claimed she was attacked by a young woman who threw acid on her face. In reality, she dowsed her own face in acid. Bethany gave a press conference saying that she had been attacked and had surgery to try and fix the damage. Bethany’s face was horribly disfigured.
The police began to doubt Bethany’s story of the attack. They investigated her apartment and found industrial strength drain cleaner. The evidence against her, Bethany admitted that she made the story up.
Dr Phil: Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Bethany admitted that she has body dysmorphic disorder. When she looks in the mirror she only sees a hideous reflection. She thinks she is a monster and a burden to others because she is hard of hearing. Bethany thought that by destroying her face and feeling pain she would feel better.
As soon as she applied the acid, she felt the pain and wanted it to go away. She then ran out screaming for help and the story snowballed.
Dr Phil: Facing the Truth Bethany Storro
Bethany said she liked the attention she got from the media. She wrote her memoir, Facing The Truth, about her illness and the snowball of lies. Dr Phil said the book is very candid and she is open about her actions. She said she thought of herself as a burden. Bethany didn’t even want to talk to Dr Phil in front of people, but he convinced her to face her fears.
The lies kept coming and the questions caused her to panic. Before she knew it, Bethany was spinning out of control. She said she is now glad that the truth is out there for people to see and learn from.