BRITISH MODEL ATTACKED AND SCARRED FOR LIFE: KATIE PIPER TALKS WITH
ELIZABETH VARGAS ABOUT THE DAY THAT CHANGED HER LIFE FOREVER
"Katie's Story" Airs on ABC News' "20/20," Friday, July 2
At age 24, British model Katie Piper seemed to have it all: stunning beauty, a non-stop social life and a growing career as a print and television personality in England. But in a shocking moment filmed entirely by security cameras on a busy London street, Katie was doused with sulfuric acid by a complete stranger. Her face and body were badly burned, and any hope of continuing her life as a model was over. Worse, Katie suspected that the attack had been orchestrated by a new boyfriend. But why would someone do this?
In amazing footage captured over the course of 18 months, "20/20" chronicles Katie's incredible road to recovery, including her inspiring decision to speak out and her courageous fight for justice against the men who destroyed her dreams.
"20/20" co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas talked to Katie Piper for her first American television interview since the attack, in which Piper described in detail the moment that changed her life forever, as well as her struggle to survive against all odds. "Katie's Story" airs FRIDAY, JULY 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (OAD: 1/8/10)
"20/20" is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and Chris Cuomo. David Sloan is the executive producer.