Dr Phil: Bethany Storro Apology
After saying she had been attacked by a random woman that threw acid on her face, Bethany Storro said that she wasn’t attacked. She was the one that put industrial strength drain cleaner on her own face. She apologized in court and hopes that the community can forgive her for inciting panic.
After the incident, Bethany wrote a book about why she lied and why she disfigured her face. Facing The Truth is a candid look into her life and her struggle with body dysmorphic disorder. She told Dr Phil that she went back to the hardware store and bought more industrial drain cleaner. She knew what the pain felt like the first time and wanted to feel it again. She thought that she deserved the pain. She didn’t say if she had used the drain cleaner, but her face is still heavily bandaged.
Dr Phil: Body Dysmorphic Disorder Bethany Storro
Bethany told Dr Phil that she is getting better. She now knows what she really looks like and doesn’t see the fictitious monster face. She sees the scars and redness left by the acid and it’s a reminder of what happened that day. She hopes for forgiveness and doesn’t want to make excuses.
Dr Phil told her she has nothing to apologize for because she has a mental illness. She struggles with a disorder and that’s okay.
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