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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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61.

Pimpcessa    

@dd - now you're using your head.

1222 days ago
62.

African Queen    

@Dimes You hit the nail right smack on the head: it's not that she, as an adult, did this "interview". It is the fact that she coached an eight year old to lie. AND she did put a needle to that little girl's face, botox or not in it.

1222 days ago
63.

Pimpcessa    

Totally not buying into the story that a British tabloid sought this fat ass hick out of the blue. Somebody please find out if that's true. Now, I wouldn't put it past this idiot to have contacted them, or maybe had a friend who contacted them so they would, in turn, contact her.

But, totally not buying that the Sun contacted her and gave her a script to read. Like she's some sort of actress or something. Puhleeeeeeez.

1222 days ago
64.

nt    

I KNOW Child Protective Services DID NOT give this child back to the mother. Whether she gave the child botox or not, this woman is seen INJECTING her child with some substance; this injection HURT the child unnecessarily. To say it was all a made up story for money is even more reason to prove this biotch is mentally unstable and should not have custody of that child. To engage your child in a criminal enterprise--i.e. giving false info or obtaining money under fals pretense is a crime---this biotch needs to be locked away in a mental institution. Shame on CPS if they gave this kid back to this woman when it is obvious the child is being abused mentally.

1222 days ago
65.

Pompano Ann    

This dilusion of reality tv and thinking you can become famous is out of control! This one with the kid; the lady last week in FL saying she hired a hit men to kill her husband for a reality show. Now reality and money is an excuse! Give us all a break! I enjoy some reality tv and I enjoy movies but I do not think for a second I can become famous for some stupid stunt. Reality has a 15 min life span does anyone remember "Who wants to Marry a Millionaire"? I rest my case.

1222 days ago
66.

who dat    

Good Morning America gets punked, to funny. If she is a licensed physician and lied about this story, the medical board should jerk her license. She can't be trusted.

Good Morning America was just interested in a sensational story for ratings. Now the story is how they were punked.

1222 days ago
67.

Rico    

I knew it was a scam because that kid is fat, ugly and could not win a beauty contest unless it was run by the Kennel Club. Keep her away from that vile mother!

1222 days ago
68.

Char_Treuse    

Wow..what a greedy dumbass.

1222 days ago
69.

Brian Abent    

crazy

1222 days ago
70.

kerrplunk    

LOL

1222 days ago
71.

john    

Children are starving all over the world but this is the big news. This child will be taken care of now but whatabout the billion empty stomachs going on right now? How about TMZ reporting on them.Too much of a downer i guess.

1222 days ago
72.

Hey Now    

If that's true this mom must be a graduate of the Balloon Boy School of Awesome Parenting.

1222 days ago
73.

doglover    

What a sick, twisted woman! She does not deserve that child. That child deserves a real Mother who will not treat her like this. What a freak!!!!!

1222 days ago
74.

Hecate    

I have the perfect solution to all this. Send this nutjob mother to live with Balloon Boy's crazy daddy as his second wife, they can all live in delusional happiness, perhaps in St George, Utah, where they like plural marriage. The kids can pretend "inject and fly" all day long while the parents cash their checks from gullible news agencies.

1222 days ago
75.

Tammy    

Let me get this straight you stuck your daughter a needle for money, it doesn't matter if there was Botox in the needle you still did it for money, shame on you. You don't deserve to have children I hope you never get your daughter back again.

1222 days ago
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