Botox Mom says it was all a hoax

May 20, 2011, 07:22 by R.E. Christian

California woman who initially claimed she had injected her 8-year-old daughter with Botox backpedaled Thursday and said she was paid to play a role.

Sheena Upton of San Francisco, whose daughter was removed from her custody earlier this week, told she never injected her daughter with anything but instead was approached by the British tabloid The Sun to play the role of "Kerry Campbell" for a story titled, "I give my 8-year-old daughter Botox."

Upton appeared on both "Good Morning America" and "Inside Edition" to push the tale but TMZ said it has obtained a sworn declaration, which it posted on its Web site, from Upton, stating: "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 took her daughter to UCLA Medical Center and said doctors verified the girl had never received Botox or any other injections. The child has since been returned to Upton's custody, TMZ said.

ABC News said it is investigating.

"'Good Morning America' has repeatedly questioned Upton, members of her family and other sources who again and again stood by the Botox story," an ABC spokesman told TMZ.

"'Good Morning America' is solely interested in getting to the truth and will share with our audience any new information that we find."

Source: UPI