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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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76.

cbears    

@ Rico Haven't you got anything better to do than to put down an innocent little girl? Sounds to me like you have some "INSECURITIES" of you own MORON!!!!!!!!!!

1163 days ago
77.

Bruno    

So if she is NOW telling the truth, then she coached her daughter to lie for the cameras. Nice mother.

1163 days ago
78.

RabbleRouser    

She's a sick woman, the fact the she didn't really do it but only made the story up for fame and money and encouraged her child to LIE IMO makes her even less capable of raising a child to become a responsible, honest and lawful adult.

1163 days ago
79.

Pimpcessa    

No way in hell did the Sun seek this cow out, from across the pond, and offered her moeny to lie for a story.

She's making that up. And not to snide to a child, but that kid is not and probably never will be, looking at Mom, any type of beauty pageant contestant.

Mom pulled a baloon boy scheme and is now trying to make people believe the Sun would actually look her up to play a role in a lie for a story.

Christ, Britain has Amy Winehouse, they don't need to make up freakish stories. There's enough real freak stories to go around. They don't have to seek out this cow and pay her to lie. Bet ya that's the next lie she gets caught in.

1163 days ago
80.

TiffC    

Is this crazy bit$h news day on TMZ or is it crazy biach news day here every day because biach's be crazy! Almost every story today is about some crazed, injecting, mace-spraying, wannabe Maria kind of crazy biach!

1163 days ago
81.

Minnievanillie    

The news making up the news!!!!!!! is NO WORRIED ABOUT THIS forget the stupid lady looking to make money the SUN made up the story and the Networks jumped on board WAKE UP AMERICA.

1163 days ago
82.

shelley    

Just another low life trying to pimp out their child for a few bucks. She deserves to lose custody because she will likely try something like this again to keep her 15 minutes going.

1163 days ago
83.

Meanie    

If she's willing to exploit her kid by putting her in kiddy pageants AKA (pedophile peep shows) - why wouldn't she sell her kid out for 200 bucks?

1163 days ago
84.

Cynstriss    

There is a needle under the skin in the photo. What is in the syringe? I think there is much more to this story then first glance. I'm staying tuned.

1163 days ago
85.

Shane D.    

This story was fishy to me from the beginning. What 8 year olds have wrinkles (or at least, wrinkles that need botox?)?

1163 days ago
86.

cmk    

She probably saw the situation much as an actress playing a role. She was hired for to portray this character with a made up name in some foreign newspaper and compensated $200 for it. Any struggling actor probably would have taken the job because they would have seen it as an acting job and easy money. Then when Good Morning America came calling, they came with a $10,000 offer. For a (probably single)mom that kind of money is very enticing and can go a long way toward paying the bills. $10,000 is like crack to a working class person and people have done far worse things for far less money. I doubt she had any concept that it would blow up in her face like it did. She was probably in the mindset of doing whatever she had to do to support her daughter. I feel bad for her and sorry that it worked out the way it did.

1163 days ago
87.

JLP    

Great, so instead of intentionally injecting her 8 year old with poison, she intentionally dragged her daughter into the public spotlight so she could get her face on camera and make a few bucks. What a whore. That poor child. No kid deserved to be sold out by their own parents.

1163 days ago
88.

Pimpcessa    

You are all idiots if you believe any rag sought her out and paid her $200.00 to make up this story.

She did it all on her own, probably even sought them out.

1163 days ago
89.

misty     

That is plain out child abuse ! She don't deserve her daughter ! That lady needs GOD IN HER HEART ! and prayer !

1163 days ago
90.

babygrl09    

that lil girls forehead had no movement at all when she talked. i believe she did inject her with botox and is just scared now.

1163 days ago
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