Mother claims daughter’s Botox injection was staged
Summary of story from The Sydney Morning Herald, May 20, 2011
A woman who appeared on US television injecting her eight-year-old daughter with Botox (see WVoN story) now claims that she was paid by a British tabloid newspaper to stage the event.
The woman, Kerry Campbell, said in a “sworn declaration” to an entertainment website that her real name was Sheena Upton, and that she was paid $200 by The Sun newspaper, who she says “provided her with the story, instructions and a script to follow for a recorded interview”.
She said: “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.”
She also claims she took daughter Britney – who has been taken into care by social workers (see WVoN story) – to see a medical professional at the UCLA Medical Centre who apparently confirmed her daughter had never been injected with Botox.
A spokesperson for The Sun said: “The Sun strongly denies any suggestion it solicited or knowingly published a false story regarding Kerry Campbell and her daughter.”
“The article was published in good faith, in common with a large number of other news organisations around the world, after being received in full from a reputable UK news agency.”