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Family of Girl Mauled by Pitbull Turns Down KFC Money After Hoax Allegations

The sad, sad story of a little girl turned away from a KFC due to extensive facial scarring might possibly have been a hoax in order to raise money for an unscrupulous family to pay their child’s medical bills, but KFC said that they’d honor their pledge to pay for 3-year-old Victoria Wilcher’s surgery to repair her face.

In light of the news that they allegedly pulled a fast one, though, Victoria’s family has “unequivocally rejected” the $30,000 offer, “because we didn’t feel it was appropriate to accept it after everything KFC has done,” the familiy attorney told The Clarion-Ledger.

KFC released the results of their investigation last Wednesday, finding that not only were the girl and her grandmother not kicked out of a restaurant, but that the restaurant in question didn’t exist.

While the family still stands by their story, there remains the issue of a 3-year-old who had nothing to do with the hoax — and, rest assured, she’s getting the attention she needs: She’s received free plastic surgery from a Nevada doctor, as well as a prosthetic eye and $100,000 dollars from a GoFundMe campaign that will be held by a non-family member in a third-party trust.

[h/t USA Today]
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