Angels Wear Lipstick: Based on a True Story

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Katie’s parents treated her like a showpiece, and a punching bag for her resentful mother. Her life revolved around flashing camera bulbs and tyrannical abuse by both her parents. When she was young, Katie was an adorable little girl, but as she got older, she came to understand that hers was not a normal family. Despite suspicion surrounding what took place behind the Pryor’s closed doors, friends, family, & professionals alike remained silent.

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Born to teen parents in 1964, Katie’s parents treated her like a showpiece – and a punching bag for her resentful mother. Her life revolved around flashing camera bulbs and tyrannical abuse by both her parents. When she was young, Katie was a well-behaved and adorable little girl, but as she got older, she came to understand that hers was not a normal family. Despite suspicion surrounding what took place behind the Pryor’s closed doors, friends, family, and professionals alike remained silent. Believing that Katie was not his child, her father did the unthinkable in an effort to gain the truth from his wife. Katie never would forgive her mother for her reaction to the molestation, even after her tormentor died in a horrific accident. Leaving Leda to raise the young teen Katie alone, she became more resentful and violent toward her only child. Katie becomes what would be termed a ‘problem child’ and runs away from home to make her way on the streets of Toronto. Excerpt: "Very well, I will ask you straight out; how did Katie dislocate her shoulder? This injury is not typical of a fall from the height of a regular toddlers bed."

Leda was growing angrier by the minute. He was a doctor, and not here to judge her as a mother, or doubt her word.

"I have already told those nosy nurses. What more can I tell you about something I did not see? I was in bed, and Clark was working late. I was asleep when I heard Katie screaming from her room."

Leda was not going to tell Dr. Addison that Katie's yelling was caused by another nightmare. Leda was indeed asleep when she first heard Katie, but when she couldn't shut the girl up, she pulled her out of the bed and threw her into the closet to drown the noise.

When Clark awoke, he was angry that Katie was screaming so loudly. When he went to the closet, the floor was covered in vomit, and Katie was rocking in the corner, crying and holding her arm to support her shoulder. He gave Katie a rag and bucket to clean the closet floor. It was Clark who then realized Katie couldn't move her arm. Leda was oblivious of the injury until that point.

David decided he wasn't going to get anywhere with Leda. He knew she was hiding something. David ordered the x-rays and went back to explain to Katie that after she had more bone pictures taken and a good night's sleep, she could then go home. David thought he saw tears welling in her deep blue eyes.

Leda glared at David's back as he left Katie's room. Leda decided it was time to change Katie's doctor again. Leda closed the door behind him and marched over to the hospital bed, where her injured daughter held tight to the doll, and snatched the toy from her grasp.

"You don’t need that damn thing, you stupid brat! And I want to know what you told the doctor. You better not have lied about falling out of bed," Leda hissed, tossing the doll into the trash bin.

"I didn't lie, momma. I did fall out of bed. I know it. You told me," Katie cried.

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