Last week, the entire world was appalled at the alleged lack of compassion a Jackson, Mississippi KFC had after they asked a three-year-old girl to leave the premises. Their reasoning stemmed from her face sportly ghastly scars after she had been previously mauled by dogs.
The chicken chain offered a corporate national apology to the Victoria Wilcher and her grandmother Kelly Mullins and even pledged $30,000 to pay for her plastic surgeries.
Well, KFC didn’t part with their pennies without an investigation, which has led to the story to be proven false.
Reports 11 Alive Atlanta:
The story of Victoria Wilcher, who was disfigured by dog attack, being asked to leave a KFC Jackson because her appearance was scaring other customers was a story generated out of whole cloth and resulted in the family receiving more than $135,000 in cash, as well as gifts and free surgeries, sources with deep knowledge of the investigation said exclusively to the Laurel Leader-Call.
“We continue to take this report seriously, and of course have great sympathy for Victoria and her family. Since we have so far not been able to verify the incident in our internal investigation, we have also hired a third-party consultant to conduct an independent investigation to help us resolve this matter,” Hannon said in a statement reported by WJTV. “We have always prided ourselves on respect for all people and we will continue to emphasize this to all our employees. In addition, regardless of the outcome of the current investigation, KFC Corporation has committed $30,000 to assist with Victoria’s medical bills. Along with the KFC Corporation, we are determined to get to the truth and address the situation appropriately.”
Surveillance videos of both stores in the Jackson area show no views of Wilcher nor Mullins. Likewise for the registered items of sweet tea and mashed potatoes together. There was also no update on the ordeal on the since-deleted Victoria Victories Facebook page.
Mullins and her legal counsel are standing by the story but it looks pretty seedy in light of the backlash KFC received these past few days.
Flip through the gallery to see the scars that caused the debunked scandal.