The latest, and one can only hope last, news about the now-notorious Botox mom is that–gasp!–it was all a hoax for money.
Or was it?
Sheena Upton, which is allegedly her real name, claims in a sworn declaration that The Sun paid her $200 to pretend that she injected her daughter with Botox for a story. In a TMZ video, “Sheena” said that she was doing an acting job and that she was “pushed into it.” “Honestly, I don’t even know what Botox is,” she says. She also claimed her daughter was never in pageants.
Good Morning America, which had the duo on the show this week, is obviously annoyed that they were duped, so did some investigations of their own. They tracked down the freelance journalist in the UK who did the original Sun story. The journo claimed that she saw the mother inject Britney with something, that the child appeared to be in pain, and that the injecting appeared to be something that was a regular occurrence. The Sun freelancer also said she saw identification showing that the mom’s name was Kerry Campbell, the original name under which the story broke. GMA tracked down family members who also swore that they’ve witnessed Britney receiving injections.
Upton told TMZ that her daughter had been examined at UCLA and that the “results indicated that she has not ever received treatments including Botox or other such injections.” According to “Kerry’s” original story, Britney’s last injection was three months ago. GMA interviewed a physician who said that if that was the case, the results of Botox could conceivably have worn off, which means the medical results could be inconclusive.
TMZ reports that child welfare officials released the child back to her mother. We are reluctantly staying tuned.