"Botox Mom" Investigated for Fraud
The "Botox Mom" hit GMA and the Sun to say that she gave her pageant daughter botox shots, but now she claims it's all a lie. Allegedly paid $200 to concoct the tale with the help of the tabloids, she later got larger payouts from telling her story on air.
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TMZ reports that they have a signed claim from a Sherry Upton saying that she was paid to be "Kerry Campbell" for the story about giving her 8-year-old daughter Botox.
"The truth is I have never given my daughter Botox, nor allowed her to get any type of waxing, nor is she a beauty pageant contestant," Upton writes in the notarized statement (via PopEater).
Would you do something like this for $200? I certainly wouldn't--it's been reported that Upton's child was temporarily taken away by the state, only returned after a hospital exam showed no proof of Botox use. What a mess!
"We have just seen the sworn declaration on TMZ written by Sheena Upton, a.k.a. Kerry Campbell, and are vigorously investigating her most recent statement and rapidly shifting story," GMA's rep stated. "Good Morning America has repeatedly questioned Upton, members of her family, and other sources who again and again stood by the Botox story."
If TMZ's claims are true, then Upton didn't just lie for $200, but had her daughter lie, too! How badly do you need $200, anyway? It's an awfully convoluted way to do it.