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Botox Mom:

I MADE IT ALL UP

FOR MONEY!

5/19/2011 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The woman who went on "Good Morning America," claiming she injected her 8-year-old daughter with Botox, now swears under oath ... she made the entire story up for a few hundred bucks.

Kerry Campbell Botox

TMZ has obtained a sworn declaration written by Sheena Upton, who claims she was recently approached by the British tabloid, The Sun, and asked "to play the role of Kerry Campbell" for a story called "I Give My 8-Year-Old Daughter Botox."

Upton now confesses The Sun paid her $200 adding, "I was provided with the story, instructions and a script to follow for a recorded interview."

After the story ran in The Sun, Upton says she was approached by "Good Morning America" and "Inside Edition" and claims she was offered  "a large fee" to appear on camera.  She went on both shows and re-told her story.

After the interview, child welfare officials took Upton's daughter away.

Upton now admits in her declaration, "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 says professionals agree with her declaration, because on May 17, she took her daughter to the UCLA Medical Center and says, "After my daughter received a full medical exam, the results indicated that she has not ever received treatments including Botox or other such injections."

We're told the UCLA reports were forwarded to child welfare officials, who then returned Upton's daughter to her, with the provison that a cousin would stay with her and the child for the time being.

As for "Good Morning America" -- sources connected with Upton claim she was promised $10,000 to appear.  We do not know how much she was offered for "Inside Edition."

As for the declaration -- signed under penalty of perjury -- we're told Upton wrote it so her lawyer can secure full rights to custody of her daughter.

An ABC News insider tells TMZ, "There is no truth to the story about compensation, but they did pay a broker no more than $10,000 to license photos."

UPDATE 8:20 AM PT: An ABC News spokesman tells us, "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."

The rep continues, "Good Morning America has repeatedly questioned Upton, members of her family, and other sources who again and again stood by the Botox story." 

"Good Morning America is solely interested in getting to the truth and will share with our audience any new information that we find."


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mannequin    

Whether you made the story up or not, you do not deserve to mother that child. You are no better for not having done it than pretending to do it for money. What have you taught that little girl?

1198 days ago
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Pimpcessa    

She still ought to be jailed for being stupid enough to think that going on GMA, and announcing to the world she fills her 8yr olds face with botox, wouldn't have a repercussion.

WTF, did she think she would get mother of the year award or something? You just can't fix STUPID!

1198 days ago
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Caligirl    

Good lord. A story like that for a lousy 200 bucks? Shame on that rag magazine.

1198 days ago
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dimes    

This is just wrong on so many levels - a newspaper (albeit a tabloid) making up the 'news', a woman willing to go along with the deception to the point of losing custody of her daughter, and worst of all, enlisting her 8 year old to lie for mommy.

How do we know she's telling the truth now? Where's the independent confirmation?

1198 days ago
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lily    

Really? Then maybe you still shouldn't have custody if you're going to use your child this way for money.

1198 days ago
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Nanny    

In today's world people are desperate to survive, and perhaps that was her motivation BUT even if she did make it up, she made her daughter lie on national television. That alone brings her parenting abilities into question. She needs some professional counseling.

1198 days ago
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sweetdee88    

assuming her story is true: if your hard up for money take the $200 and let that be the end of it. what did you expect when you went on a nationwide show?! ****ed up story on many levels.

1198 days ago
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ManiacalZebra    

She should still lose her kid for using her for profit like that.

1198 days ago
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Carl    

So what exactly is she doing in that picture then?

1198 days ago
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Eriden07    

LORD what is next for "15 minutes of FAME"
These people are Crazy!

1198 days ago
11.

Max    

The Sun???

Enough said. One of the many fishwrap quality tabloids out of England. (We have plenty here too of course.)

1198 days ago
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Snooki'sHairBump    

Why would you do something like that just to make money? Really? What the hell is wrong with you? You should have your child taken away again for exploiting her for profit. What sensible parent would do something like that to their kid?

I don't what you have to do to make money, but don't put your kid in the middle of it. You might as well just given you daughter botox. I feel sorry for the kid, to have to go through all that BS because you wanted to make some cash.

WTF is wrong with parents these days?

1198 days ago
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Different Rules Apply    

There is something still very wrong with you if you would openly admit to abusing your child! Sick world, very depressing to hear that this is even more twisted than if she had actually done it.

1198 days ago
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She's baaaack    

This byttch sounds like she has some kind of Munchausen by proxy thing going on whether she botoxed her kid or not. When I saw the interviews and they showed pictures of her kid in some kind of thrift store dress parading around with the same hulking gait kids that age have and passing her off as a pageant child I thought she should have put her money into lessons for the child instead of Botox. Botox, by the way is Botulinum Toxin and was first used for relaxing the muscle spasms of (usually) children with spastic disorders. Nice lady ain't she? If she put that child out there god only knows what she would be willing to do next (like selling the kid to a pedo for a few days)for attention. Hopefully the child isn't permanently damaged by her craziness.

1198 days ago
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Carl    

I hate the "licensing fee" lie that all the news organizations do now. It IS paying for the story, they just pretend it is for something else.

1198 days ago
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