We were shocked when a woman named Kerry Campbell appeared on Good Morning America on Thursday, May 12th to share how she believed she was giving her 8-year-old daughter, Britney Campbell, Botox injections to get rid of her “wrinkles” for her upcoming pageant competitions. As soon as we posted this story, titled Kiddie Botox: Botox Mom Loses Custody of Her Daughter and asked the Fashionista, “How young is too young for cosmetic surgeries, waxing, makeup or even Botox?”, like the Balloon Boy Hoax in Colorado, reports began to surface suggesting the Britney Campbell Botox story could also be a hoax.
Now, we’ve learned the woman at the center of this shocking kiddie Botox story, known as Kerry Campbell, is not Kerry Campbell and has reportedly been identified as Sheena Upton. If that’s not enough, we’ve also learned that the fictional Kerry Campbell, now Sheena Upton, doesn’t even live in San Francisco- As originally reported. Sheena Upton began telling this new twist on her kiddie Botox story after Child Protective Services removed Britney from her home once the agency received leads from members of Sheena Upton’s community who say they recognized the mother and daughter on TV.
Sheena Upton says the truth is she never gave her 8-year-old daughter Botox injections and says she has proof. “After my daughter received a full medical exam, the results indicated that she has not ever received treatments, including Botox or other injections,” says Sheena Upton in a sworn Declaration. Also in this sworn statement, Sheena says Britney isn’t even a beauty pageant contestant. Sheena Upton is claiming she was paid $200 by an undisclosed UK company to play the role of Kerry Campbell in the story called “I Give My 8-Year-Old Daughter Botox” for The Sun, adding that ABC’s Good Morning America and Inside Edition also told her she would be paid for her interview.
Sheena Upton has apologized for making a bad decision and says she accepts her role in this story.
The Sun released the following statement, ” The Sun strongly denies any suggestion it solicited or knowingly published a false story regarding Kerry Campbell and her daughter. The article was published in good faith, in common with a large number of other news organizations around the world, after being received in full from a reputable UK news agency. The agency reporter watched Ms Campbell administering what appeared to be Botox to her daughter and provided compelling photographs.”
A rep for The Sun says they are conducting their own investigation and consulting with attorneys.