Reports came out on Thursday saying that the Botox Mom story was one giant hoax.
The woman who reportedly injected her 8-year-old daughter with Botox now swears under oath that she made up the entire story for money.
TMZ obtained a sword declaration written by Sheena Upton. Upton claims she was approached by The Sun, a British tabloid, and asked to play the role of Kerry Campbell for a story about giving her eight year old daughter Botox injections.
Upton claims that The Sun paid her $200. I was provided with the story, instructions and a script to follow for a recorded interview.
After the story ran in The Sun, Upton was reportedly approached by Good Morning America and Inside Edition and offered a large fee to appear on the shows and re-tell her story.
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 said. After my daughter received a full medical exam, the results indicated that she has not ever received treatments including Botox and other such injections.
After Upton had appeared on the two shows, child welfare officials took her daughter away. TMZ is reporting Upton wrote the declaration so her lawyer can secure full rights to custody of her daughter.
Meanwhile, The Sun is denying it created the fake Botox Mom story. Spokespeople for the tabloid said the story was published after a reporter watched the woman inject her daughter.
[The Sun] strongly denies any suggestion it solicited or knowingly published a false story regarding Kerry Campbell and her daughter, a rep for The Sun told TMZ.
The Sun also said it is considering legal action.