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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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106.

Sandra     

This woman would not know the truth if it kicked her in the ass!! Feel sorry for the child!!

1168 days ago
107.

HMMMM    

Hey, here's an idea, get a job and make some real money. Then again, there is always selling your eggs, I hear college girls used to do it all the time. And for god's sake, how about getting yourself sterilized? First Balloon Boy now Botox Girl, what else is coming down the pike? Just cannot wait to see what the next fame ho come's up with.

1168 days ago
108.

Superman    

How come TMZ is always behind ROL? They first reported on this yesterday. And now, they have the original British reporter saying that this woman is trying to extort her for more money or she will tell everybody it's all a hoax. The British reporter says that she witnessed this woman inject something into her daughters face with a little vial labeled Botox. The mother came to the reporter with the story, not the other way around.

1168 days ago
109.

Zoe    

I hope this finally allows the public to see the truth about what modern media has become, and that people turn away from these shows and stations for this. It doesn't get much more unethical than this. There will always be someone out for money, that's a given. But why are these stations shelling out that kind of money for this stupidity and encouraging it? This makes a mockery of all of them, and they deserve that, and the backlash. It's time the public starts to demand more from their news channels and media.

1168 days ago
110.

LadyBeagles    

Pathetic on all accounts including the Good Morning America People and anyone else who bought the story. It just goes to show you..people believe anything on the news. Wait isn't the world supposed to end on May 21st?

1168 days ago
111.

Sam    

Phew, I'm glad this story wasn't true. Look at these comments though! It seems like so many people were SO angry at her, even when they find out it wasn't true they still want to hate her! Making up a story for a tabloid isn't bad enough to lose custody of your kid, jeez louise.

1168 days ago
112.

Cynstriss    

So basically she sold her AND her daughter's reputation for $200.00????? She did not think this trough. A very, very bad choice.

1168 days ago
113.

Fabu    

If she is lying, my only question would be: how come she is giving her daughter shots in the face??? I saw the video and the pics of her daughter during this process, and it sure looked real to me. Psycho mom is what she is.

1168 days ago
114.

kiki    

there are always consequences for your actions!! Why go to the extreme of having your family memebers lie to back up your story than once child services gets involved you back track?? Who is to believe here now?? Theres a huge question revolving around your parenting and why you are exploiting your child for $10,000. when you play with fire your going to get burned. maybe this mother should be hard at work bettering her childs life rathering than making up lies to make a quick buck.

1168 days ago
115.

Shannon    

If she'll do this for $200, imagine what she my do if some pervert would offer her much more. Take that child away and put it in a home where she can learn morals, values and self-pride! How disgusting!!! I think this is worse than the Botox injections.

1168 days ago
116.

sanity    

How do you prove she did not have Botox. I needle prick would diappear in a say or two. There is no blood test for botox so what is it that the doctors could say for sure.

This is just another lie that she and her lawyer made up.

If it were the truth she still is an unfit mother because she exlpited her child for money . It is prostitution by definition.

1168 days ago
117.

Pimpcessa    

@ Superman - Right?? Who the hell ever believed that this cow would be chased down from a mag in Britain just to make some stupid lie? We are certainly becoming gullible here at TMZ.

1168 days ago
118.

toad    

My gosh people, quit branding her the devil. These days money is hard to come by, she probably felt she was doing good for her daughter by making money to put food on the table!

1168 days ago
119.

Anson    

Just faking it lol


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Carl 4 hours ago So what exactly is she doing in that picture then?

1168 days ago
120.

Pimpcessa    

This is a new strain of Munchaussen disease????????

1168 days ago
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