Add one-time to the growing list of folks who just don’t buy Bethanny Storro‘s acid splash story. Last week, the media started questioning Storro’s claim that a ‘raging, jealous black girl’ randomly threw acid in her face for being too pretty.
And they had their reasons:
Reporter Marcus Griffith claims to have spoken with several witnesses who allegedly said Storro was alone outside the Starbucks when she dropped to the ground. The witnesses did not see anyone attack Storro or flee the scene, Griffith said.
Griffith also questioned several details of the alleged attack.
“There are a few details of the incident that puzzle me,” Griffith wrote. “First, how clearly could … Storro [have] heard her attacker … if she is partially deaf? … Second, if the attack occurred … a few minutes before sunset … how clearly could Storro have seen her assailant while wearing the now famous sunglasses? Third, isn’t it a lottery-winner coincidence that Storro bought a pair of sunglasses just in time to protect her eyes from the acid, especially since she stated to the media she doesn’t wear sunglasses?”
And it seems like ten days after she reported her sad story, authorities just couldn’t find anything to back it up. One sergeant told reporters he couldn’t discuss the case for reasons that would become clear later. An official statement from the Vancouver, Washington PD came today.
“Certainly, we are aware [of the controversy],” Vancouver, Wash., police spokeswoman Kim Kapp told AOL News. “What I can say is we are following up on all tips and all leads, all information that comes in to the lead detective. … The investigation is still very much in an information-gathering stage.”
What made the poor thang look even more like a loony tune attention whore are the comments she posted on Facebook before disappearing earlier this week.
First, she shut down Oprah:
“I was going to be on Oprah, but [that's] not going to happen,” reads the Facebook post attributed to Storro. “From the very beginning, I wanted to inspire people (hope I have) and tell them about Jesus. The show was going to possibly turn into another direction, so my family and I decided not to go on.”
Then she played the ‘no comment’ card:
“We are not going to comment on the recent article or statements made,” the post read. “And dear friends, you don’t have to defend me. It’s ok. The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. Read Psalm 23. I want to bring joy, faith, and hope. That’s it!”
SMH. Maybe she needs to take her own advice and get a little deeper in the good book.