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TAMPA, Fla. -- A Tampa woman claims a fake plastic surgeon ruined her life after injecting her buttocks with fix-a-flat and cement.
Patients of Oneal Ron Morris, known to them as "Goddess", claim the woman said she worked for a plastic surgeon and knew how to perform procedures like butt injections.
"She had a white coat on and a little badge, so I felt comfortable with it," the woman said.
The woman, who doesn't want to be identified, lost her job as a mortgage broker when the market crashed and started dancing at strip clubs to make quick cash. She soon learned a bigger backside would boost her business, but when she went to see a doctor, he quoted her $5,000 for the procedure.
Morris, she says, would do it for just $1,500 at her apartment.
"She said it was 100% silicone," the woman said of the substance Morris kept in a Pedialyte bottle.
Immediately after the injections she and four others underwent in 2009, the woman says she was pleased.
She raked in thousands of dollars more at work, and liked the way her backside looked.
But within six months, she started coughing. That turned into pneumonia. When doctors tested fluid in her buttocks, she says she learned the "100% silicone" was 100% something else.
"It came back as bathroom caulking," she said. "You would put a substance in me to kill me? It's not fair to me."
She claims Morris, now facing several more charges of practicing medicine without a license, used super glue on her during the procedure.
"It's to block the holes so the medicine doesn't come back out," she remembered Morris explain. "I said, 'Why is it burning like that?' She said, 'That's just the medicine. That's how the medicine feels. It's normal.'"
In addition to pneumonia, she had discoloration of the skin and a rear-end she describes as "rock hard".
When she went to see Morris for help, the woman claims Morris told her to use skin lightener and to buy a massager for her buttocks.
Unable to work, or barely sit anymore, she relies on food stamps, her house facing foreclosure.
She still has the fix-a-flat injection in her because, she says, her case never reached a severe enough level for insurance to consider it anything but elective reconstructive surgery.
"I feel like she tried to kill me," she said. "Why would you try to do that to somebody after I gave you all that money?"
Morris' lawyer recently told several media outlets that she maintains her innocence and did nothing wrong.
"If I see her, I don't think it's going to be good," the woman said of Morris. "I wish I had never gone."
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