UPDATE: Here is a statement released on the Victoria’s Victories Facebook Page:
“I promise its not a hoax, I never thought any of this would blow up the way it has. The article circling the web calling this a hoax is untrue. The article it self say the investigation is not complete. It is not over until KFC releases a statement. The media outlet running this story is not connected with KFC. The family has not asked for anything, a attorney is handling all the media publicity for the family pro bono. Please do not believe untrue media. I have personally watched this family go without to provide for Victoria. They have not and would not do anything to hurt Victoria in any way.” June 24, 2014
After making national headlines for claiming that this little girl was thrown out of KFC for ‘scaring the customers’, it turns out that the claim might be a hoax. See below according to the Daily Mail:
The story of a little girl being thrown out of a KFC restaurant in Jackson, Mississippi, after an employee said her scarred face was ‘scaring the other diners’ is a hoax, an investigation has claimed.
Victoria Wilcher, who was left disfigured after being attacked by dogs, made national headlines earlier this month after her family posted a photo entitled ‘Does this face look scary to you?’ on a Facebook page entitled Victoria’s Victories.
The allegations against KFC drew widespread condemnation and prompted the fast food chain to donate $30,000 towards Victoria’s charity while promising to pay for an independent review to be carried out to determine what happened.
An unnamed source involved in the investigation has told the Laurel Leader-Call that all the evidence in the case points towards the matter being a hoax.
It was Wilcher’s grandmother, Kelly Mullins, who made the allegations after she claimed that she took the girl to KFC after a hospital visit.
Read more: Daily Mail