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'Botox mom' recants story she injected daughter

May 20, 2011 6:38:00 AM - thestate.com
A mother's story that she injected her 8-year-old daughter with Botox is once again raising eyebrows after reports surfaced that she made the whole thing up for money.

Sheena Upton told ABC's "Good Morning America" and "Inside Edition" that she gave her daughter the anti-wrinkle injection to give her a competitive edge in beauty pageants.

But on Thursday, ABC said it was launching investigations into the story after Upton told TMZ.com that she told the fabricated story for the promise of payment.

TMZ posted a videotaped interview with Upton, in which she said the Botox story was a sham setup by The Sun, a London tabloid that published a story about Upton's alleged Botoxing earlier this year. After The Sun published the story, it was picked up by "Good Morning America" and "Inside Edition."

Upton claims The Sun had her pose holding a syringe to her daughter's face in a local nail salon for a story about a mother-daughter day at the spa.

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