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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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31.

erkg    

Wow - that sends a worse message to her kid - this is supposed to make it okay? Didn't give her botox - just lied - she's a mess.

1191 days ago
32.

bagladey    

For $200.00? This is still bad parenting because the child was encouraged to lie and go along with the whole deceitful scheme.

1191 days ago
33.

AddieTrish    

As usual TMZ is tardy to the party! This was discovered to be a hoax, what about a week or two ago? I guess not everyone can be up to speed when all they are doing is beating one or two subjects to death!

1191 days ago
34.

I am Spartacus    

come on we're supposed to believe her now? She followed this lie for $200? $200? I repeat $200?!! Come on that sounds like BS to me.

1191 days ago
35.

Kartrashian Klown    

Wow, she did it for 200 bucks? I thought England (Where the magazine is from) is a rich country. And she even has a fake name? wtf? What did she teach her child? She has given a terrible example to her daughter.

1191 days ago
36.

ana    

Even if she made up the story, how on earth is that right? Even if she lying about making up story how on earth it make sense that judge give her child back? Even if she did it for 200 bucks, how on earth a lawyer tell her that she will get her child back? This is wrong on every level, either way judge should not give her child back period.

1191 days ago
37.

Rachel     

*facepalm* well, I still think she (the mother) should have her daughter taken away, "selling out" her kid for money, that was only 200.00 USD, I wouldn't do that for 2,000 - 2,500 USD. This shows that the mother would do ANYTHING for cash. Shame on "The Sun" and "whatever the mother'srealname is" and poor kid.

1191 days ago
38.

Bob    

She isn't a fit mother and should not have the child anyway. Teach the kid to lie? Real smart.
What happened to the "report" button? Now half the comments are ads again.

1191 days ago
39.

Buckaroobonzai    

well, this should hurt the sales for SUN... I hope

Ps. she is still an idiot!

1191 days ago
40.

dezash78    

this comment is for two cents. for you to make a comment like you did about an innocent little girl you must be a very cruel person. you have your thoughts on what the mother did on the other hand, what did this little girl do to deserve you to make any comments so harsh about her. If you knew this little girls you wouldnt say those types of things. This little girl makes your heart melt. She is a sweet caring little girl with a very big heart. You are the one that should be ashamed of yourself talking about a child that way.

1191 days ago
41.

lalaland    

Oh, well, is that all? Whoring your daughter out for $200 isn't going to get you mother of the year. What a stupid b!tch.

1191 days ago
42.

Robert    

I don't think what she did is wrong.

She did a stunt that didn't hurt her child to make a point and a little money.

The point she made is that kid's beauty pageants are creepy, barbaric, and just plain weird. Her kid wasn't hurt at all and had a little fun being on TV.

1191 days ago
43.

smashley    

She should still lose her daughter for exploitation, and fraud. Who would make up such an awful story surrounding their child for a measly $200, and unfit mother thats who!

1191 days ago
44.

JasonBR    

stupid bitch.. you made that up for $200? What a pathetic lowlife.

1191 days ago
45.

Rachael    

WHAT THE HELL??!!!!!

1191 days ago
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