A transgendered Florida woman has been accused of performing black market butt injection surgeries using substances including cement and tire sealant.
According to CBS News Miami affiliate WTVJ, Oneal Ron Morris, 30, was arrested on Nov. 18 on charges of practicing medicine without a license.
Morris spoke about the accusations during an interview with Entertainment Tonight which aired on Nov. 30.
“They didn’t catch me doing anything so it’s just allegations,” Morris said during the interview.
“I’m innocent, I really am innocent or whatever.”
Authorities claim the “surgeon” injected a substance containing cement, tire sealant and mineral oil into one woman’s buttocks. The incision was then sealed with super glue. Following the surgery, the woman was hospitalized with serious medical conditions.
Miami resident Rajee Narinesingh, 48, told Miami’s CBS affiliate WFOR-TV that she paid Morris to perform surgery on her face because she couldn’t afford to see a licensed practitioner. The transgendered woman said she heard of Morris through word of mouth and was desperate to alter her looks.
“It becomes so dire that you want to match your outside with your inside that you’re willing to roll the dice and take your chances. As a transgender person, you’re thinking, ‘Oh my God, I can start to look like I want to look like and I don’t have to spend a lot of money,” she said.
The surgery left Narinesingh’s face severely disfigured with lumpy cheeks, a misshapen chin and a ballooning upper lip. She said she had to go through two years of cosmetic surgery procedures to try to repair the damage, some of which is still apparent.
Narinesingh is the sixth person to come forward to authorities. Police say that Morris had an accomplice named Corey Eubank who was also arrested. The latter has plead not guilty.
Despite the controversy, Morris maintained her innocence as well.
“These allegations…I didn’t do any of these things to these people, just know these people who are lying are ruining my life,” Morris told Entertainment Tonight. “They keep on lying, but you know, the truth will prevail and that’s why we have courts and stuff like that.”
Morris and Eubank were released from jail on bond, and each has been charged with two counts of practicing medicine without a license.