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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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136.

Melody    

This mother is pimping out her daughter for money. Can't CPS remove the child since the mother is clearly exploiting her for financial gain, and will most likely do so again at some point? This is not healthy for the child. Anyone who is mentally unstable (and this woman clearly is) should NOT be allowed to raise a child.

1221 days ago
137.

cregis    

I thought this little girl was rather plain, but of course many beauty queens aren't beautiful. Pathetic story.

1221 days ago
138.

LingLing    

NEWSFLASH....CHILD WINS BEST OF SHOW AT WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW, AFTER TAKING THE "PLUMP AND PLAIN" RIBBON FOR SMALL DOGS. MOTHER CLAIMS IT WAS THE BOTOX THAT HELPED HER WIN!!!!!!!

1221 days ago
139.

Lekili    

This mother is an idiot!

No 8 year old child should even be made aware of what Botox is let alone be injected with it. Clearly this mother is projecting her own stuff onto her child. Children grow up to fast as it is, they don't need to be subjected to this crap.
The mother should have the child removed from her home.

1221 days ago
140.

nateyy_deville    

This bitch is outta her mind. I feel really bad for her kid

1221 days ago
141.

oralalex    

She's lying! She just wants More Publicity and the Brat back! Why, I'll Never know!

1221 days ago
142.

Karen    

Hey bitch, have you heard of a job? Maybe you should get off your fat ass and get one.

1221 days ago
143.

who cares    

her and the balloon boys dad should hook up and start their own show called(HOW I MADE MY CHILDREN LIE FOR A COUPLE HUNDRED BUCKS AND 15 MINUTES OF FAME)neither should be allowed custody of these children and should go to jail,and payback the money they cost the taxpayers....shame on both of them.

1221 days ago
144.

bobbi    

You have no right to have a child you need help if you would eve have made a story up like this or if u did do it. You better get help before you get your child back and you better get that little you girl help cause you are a sick person.Please pray for this little girl

1221 days ago
145.

What?!    

This is so outrageous. Lock her up. I'm sickening of these photos. The poor little girl trusted her own mother.

1221 days ago
146.

Chrissy    

@stupid people hater, that is the freakiest profile picture I have ever seen, what in the world???

1221 days ago
147.

cbears    

@ Rico the MORON..........still doesn't give you a right to the kid. She's just an inoccent bystander. Maybe work on your imperfections like, how NOT to be cruel and inhumane to children! But I'm sure, just by reading your commenst that many more more IMPERFECTIONS!!!!!!! My first guess would be that you probably never graduated high school!

1221 days ago
148.

cbears    

@ Rico the MORON..........still doesn't give you a right to bash the kid. She's just an inoccent bystander. Maybe work on your own imperfections like, how NOT to be cruel and inhumane to children! But I'm sure, just by reading your comments, that you have many more IMPERFECTIONS!!!!!!! My first guess would be that you probably never graduated high school!

1221 days ago
149.

Megan    

THE SUN. I mean, they would...

1221 days ago
150.

Jane Pickert    

If she was lying, how does she explain the photos of her holding a needle while injecting her baby? She is a very sick woman that needs to be committed to a mental institution for life and life imprisonment on the basis of child abuse.

1221 days ago
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