Yuck! It's like a horrible cross between Black Swan, Showgirls, & Shattered Glory: The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan Story!
A Russian ballet dancer named Pavel Dmitrichenko overcome with anger and jealous allegedly masterminded an atrocious attack against one of his rivals, paying two thugs to splash his face with sulfuric acid!
Unfortunately, this sad tale wasn't torn from the pages of a hot new production — it really happened!
The victim, Bolshoi Artistic Director Sergei Filin, suffered third-degree burns and may lose his vision!
Pavel, who apparently already admitted guilt to Russian police, grew famous in Russia, ironically, after playing iconic villains like Ivan the Terrible in his ballets!
How insanely tragic!
Competitive spirit is great and all, but it's mortifying to learn of people acting so maliciously toward one another!!
[Image via AP Images.]
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