Acid Attack Hoax: Woman Admits Lie

A woman who claimed a stranger attacker her with acid admitted to making up the story.
3:00 | 02/18/13

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An exclusive interview with the woman who shocked the country when she claimed she'd been attacked by a stranger with -- her story -- took a bizarre turn. When she admitted that she made it all up. Now we want to warn you that some of the images in this report may be tough to watch ABC's Abbie Boudreau has her story. From victim I could -- -- -- father and today and I again. Too violent -- -- -- three years ago in Vancouver Washington 28 year old Bethany store -- told police. Out of nowhere a woman threw liquid acid in her face. But it turned out to be -- -- It's Toro did it to herself in this exclusive interview with ABC news store I was speaking out on camera for the first time. And then image it. -- -- -- -- People who forgive me. -- -- -- -- Again armed -- could. Only. -- whose hard of hearing says she had an undiagnosed case -- -- just -- -- disorder a mental illness that causes an obsession over minor or imagined flaws in the area I aside distorted that. -- -- finally when she couldn't bear the -- -- -- on the -- anymore she says she turned to liquid acid to melted away. And she's this to end her life. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Happy I thought it -- and. But she says when the pain became unbearable. She couldn't bring herself to drink the acid and -- -- -- This is -- -- -- gonna do now so she drove down the street and screamed for help. Somebody's going to the Thurmond didn't appear I -- sudden -- and that and they are began. She even gave police a vague description of her alleged attacker. -- alienated any information. The good that -- it can be and how -- and yeah. Did you kind of like all that attention with the cameras and Michael. Yeah again and gotten on -- -- Static. -- canned goods and I'm not had. Two weeks passed before police piece together the clues. And Bethany confessed. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- In her new book facing the truth she says she's starting to feel more comfortable in her own skin of her patent. -- Parents can renew you yes it is you now no longer seeing that monster in the -- And is it time. And -- mean and did the same hurt him -- about it. You know and getting better every day it. For Good Morning America Abbie Boudreau ABC news Los Angeles. And we certainly wish Lindsey store a wealth more on her new book meanwhile got a Good Morning America dot com on done.

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