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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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196.

Diane    

She needs some serious treatment! What next will she subject this child to for money? Maybe???

This child needs protection. The child need foster parents who are not in it for the money, but for the love of children!

1222 days ago
197.

Jessica Brown    

This is bull****. Take the child away and lock the mother's stupid ass up. If your so broke that you have to lie about something like that, get a damn job. SMH what the hell is wrong with people today?!

1222 days ago
198.

bebe    

why do people always get pay by doing wrong things to others??

1222 days ago
199.

Ashley    

How can she say she was lieing when there are pictures of her giving her daughter "treatment" clear as day!?! I dont believe she was lieing even though her daughter did sound like she was coached to say it the pictures are just to real looking for me.

1222 days ago
200.

Richard    

I think it's interesting. So many people coming down on this woman. I wonder how many times have you lied in front of your child to someone else. Or the phone rings and you tell your child to say mommy or daddy is not here. So many parents teach their children to lie in so many ways without realizing they are doing it. So many willing to stone this woman! hmmmm..........
Maybe she was desperate for money because she had none. Desperation begets desperate acts. Hopefully it will be a mistake that she learns from.

1222 days ago
201.

Mary    

This woman is probably one of the stupidest people in recent stories. What story is she going to tell next?

1222 days ago
202.

HinRSF    

Does anyone believe a word this woman says?

1222 days ago
203.

Anonymous    

Renee, "she didn't harm her daughter in any way"? Really? Well, let's see... not only are there pictures of her giving her daughter shots in the face with a needle (whether or not the substance in the needle is botox or not), but have you bothered to consider the EMOTIONAL harm that all of this has done to her daughter? Obviously not. Well, when you put a child on national television and then claim that the whole thing was one big lie for money, that HUMILIATES THE HELL OUT OF THE CHILD, and yes, that constitutes as harm! It's also considered child abuse to exploit children for profit.

As for the woman "realizing that it was a mistake and recanting her story", she's recanting her story only because the story caused her to have her daughter taken away from her and she was desperate to get her back. If Child Protection Services had not stepped in, this "mother" (and I use that term VERY lightly to describe her) would still be going along with the lie and making as much money as she could from it, so don't be so foolish as to believe otherwise!

No, we don't know what kind of situation she was in or how hard up she was for cash, but this goes FAR beyond a simple "mistake." Needing money still doesn't give her or anyone else the right to use and exploit children! The fact that you think it's acceptable to do something like this as long as you need the money badly enough is quite disturbing. Please don't ever have any children!

1222 days ago
204.

J    

then what was she injecting her with on these photos. kid still looks in pain? teaching your child to lie for money... good job momma. i still think the story is true and ur lien...they can find out with blood test to see if there was or is botox in her system osmehow..

1222 days ago
205.

wrorwr    

she way pimping out her daughter.

1222 days ago
206.

Justsay Nohan    

Some amoral moron said:

"So the woman told a little white lie. You think you're better than her for that? What about those of you who tell your kids to believe in the Tooth Fairy, or The Easter Bunny, or Santa Claus? Are you really going to sit here and tell me that those lies are better than a lie that actually benefits your family in some way?"

Yes, they are and yes, I am. The only ones really gaining from your scenarios are the children. They get the money, the candy, or the gifts. No one is hurt by telling the lie and no one is defrauded.

"A little white lie"? Please. She took a minimum of $10,000 from producers while spreading this "little white lie" of hers (if you believe she's lying then instead of now). They didn't get a "real" story for their money. They were taken in by her "lies" conned defrauded as a result. Under the law, that's not "acting". That's a con. That's theft by deception or coersion. It's fraud. ABC has every right in the world to sue her ass into next Friday for that and I hope they do. Otherwise, it'll just prompt more "actors" into selling false stories to the media in order to make a quick buck. Lying to your kid is one thing. Lying to the public is another.

But I guess you'd be OK with some con-man swindling you out of your cash because he's just an "actor" playing a role for money.

1222 days ago
207.

Vica    

Why are all pageant mom's fat and ugly???? If it was made a rule that if a mom wanted her daughter in a pageant she herself had to look thin and beautiful there would be NO pageants hahahahaha

1222 days ago
208.

Paula    

Great. Instead of injecting her daughter with botox, she turned her into a hooker. Great job, mom.

1222 days ago
209.

Nell    

The mother is a nasty bitch and the kid, sadly, is a plain and plump little woofer. Where is the daddy in all this?

1222 days ago
210.

Hecate    

So exactly what, then, did the lying crazy bitch put into the little doggie with that needle? Was she giving her her rabies shot?

1222 days ago
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