Acid-Face Woman Apologizes to the Black Community for Lying

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

In case you don’t recall, Bethany Storro was the woman in Washington who threw acid on her own face and then claimed that a black woman did it. Storro recently pleaded guilty to making a false statement to a public official and was sentenced to one-year suspended sentence. She must also complete community service, continue her mental health treatment and repay the $4,000 in police overtime that was charged as a result of her false statement.

Most interesting was the fact that Storro apologized to African Americans everywhere for the lie that she told to the police. Arguing that she was “genuinely and desperately sorry,” Storro sought sympathy from the judge right before her sentencing. It’s hard to know if the apology from the 28-year old was legitimate, but there’s no question that she is remorseful about what happened to her.

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