Friday 20 May 2011

TMZ: 'Botox Mom says she made up Sun story'

US celebrity news and gossip site TMZ says it has obtained a sworn declaration written by so-called "Botox Mom" Sheena Upton claiming she made up the story about injecting her daughter Britney with Botox after being approached by the Sun and says she was paid $200 for her story.

Upton claims she was asked "to play the role of Kerry Campbell" for a story called "I Give My 8-Year-Old Daughter Botox."

Upton now says "I was provided with the story, instructions and a script to follow for a recorded interview."

After the story ran in the Sun, Upton was approached by ABC News' "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 says 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."

A Sun representative told TMZ the paper "strongly denies any suggestion it solicited or knowingly published a false story regarding Kerry Campbell and her daughter."

They claimed the
Sun received the story from a "reputable UK news agency" -- and the reporter from the agency "watched Ms. Campbell administering what appeared to be Botox to her daughter and provided compelling photographs."

According to TMZ, the Sun says it is considering legal action.

  • TMZ has published emails from Upton which she claims show that her Botox story was scripted.
  • ABC News says after the initial story appeared in the Sun, ABC News contacted the Sun's reporter for sources on the story and was put in touch with Alley Einstein, a features writer from a U.K. news agency who originally brought the story to the paper.
    ABC News proceeded with the story and agreed to license a series of photos from Einstein for $10,000, it says, Einstein confirmed to ABC News that Upton would receive no payment and signed a contract stating the photos depicted the events as they actually happened, without any staging or altering.
  • Ally Einstein has given TMZ a statement.

1 comment:

botox toronto said... she doesn't know how to get out from this situation. As I was thinking, she did everything for money, she didn't care about the little girl and her childhood. She should receive a big punishment, because she deserves it.