Botox Mom pulls a Balloon Boy stunt but blames The Sun for forcing her to make the Botox Injections – Beauty Pageants story up?
Sheena Upton, now known as Botox Mom across the United States after making a special guest appearance on Good Morning America, has backed away from her claims that she gave her 8-year-old daughter injections of Botox (botulinum toxin). The chemical used by plastic surgeons and others to treat forwn lines and facial wrinkles has been used by many men and women who turn to plastic surgery to ease signs of aging. However, when parents heard a mother was injecting her child with Botox for a cosmetic surgery enhancement to increase the child’s chances of keeping her baby face longer so she could compete in Toddlers in Tiaras type beauty pageants, there was a national uproar. What followed the airing of the taped interview was a flurry of calls to ask that Botox Mom lose custody of her daughter — which she did. But that proper child removal was not what caused the most recent celebrity scandal. After losing custody of her daughter, Upton claimed that she had been tricked by the British Tabloid, The Sun, into taking on the fake name Kerry Campbell and making up the outlandish story, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.
Now The Sun reporter Ally Einstein, who broke the news, says Upton set her up by peddling a false news story and The Sun staff are rightly angered by the fact that their news organization’s name has been slandered by this
crazy, money grubbing, fame whoring witch seemingly mentally unstable parent.
She’s like that Richard Heene guy who perpetrated the Balloon Boy stunt so his family could get their own reality television gig… only worse, as she truly appears to have caused her daughter physical harm in photos of her daughter getting at-home Botox injections done.
According to TMZ:
Einstein claims the emails detailing the Botox story — including quotations — were intended to be used as a “media briefing sheet” to help Upton REMEMBER several key points … it was NOT a script.
Einstein claims her reputation is now ruined — insisting she’s been “emotionally and professionally scarred” by the entire situation … in fact, Einstein claims she even had to seek out medical attention.
Ally Einstein further claims that Sheena Upton demanded the $1,000 wired to her by Einstein, and Upton spent the money on a shopping spree instead of on medical bills as Einstein says Upton originally claimed.
Both Good Morning America and Inside Edition picked up the news and reportedly offered Upton a sizable amount of money to appear on their shows. After appearing on GMA, Upton’s child was taken from her and put into protective custody by child welfare services. Upton then recanted, saying she had been told by The Sun to pose with a needle for a photograph and that she didn’t even know what Botox was, according to ABC.
According to Australia’s The Defamer, Access Hollywood reports that GMA wants $10,000 back for what it paid Upton to appear on their show. Although the San Francisco Chronicle says an unnamed insider at ABC that such a figure could not be confirmed. Still questions remain as to the woman’s true identity. Sources say that GMA picked up infromation from The Sun that had Upton’s real name listed as Kerry Campbell, from Birmingham, England, and that she had moved to San Francisco. But San Francisco has no records of either name living in the area.
Why Botox Mom decided to recant a week after her daughter was taken from her, and why she would pose for such a damning picture without asking any questions about the story are both questions with no answers as yet. Investigations are going, although the 8-year-old daughter of Sheen Upton at the center of this debacle has been returned to the home, wherever that may be, under supervision, because the child’s father was deemed to be a fit parent.
Lets just hopes he has a fear of needles and has a phobia about public speaking — even to give more interviews to any media.