The troubling story of how a KFC employee asked a little girl to leave the restaurant because of her ‘disturbing’ scars from a pit bull attack may have been a hoax all along. How upsetting.
Victoria Wilcher, 3, lost her right eye and suffered severe tissue damage to her face after being attacked by three pit bulls. Her grandmother, Kelly Mullins, later claimed that they were asked to leave a KFC restaurant during their meal solely because of Victoria’s scars, which helped the little girl’s story go viral. However, investigators believe that even though Victoria’s scars are real, the KFC story may have been fabricated.
KFC Hoax: Little Girl Asked To Leave Was Never In The Restaurant
This is unbelievable.
Could Victoria’s grandmother have lied about being kicked out of a KFC just to get her granddaughter attention?
While Victoria’s injuries and scars from being attacked by 3 pit bulls are real, the story about her being asked to leave a KFC restaurant in Jackson, Mississippi has not been confirmed by investigators, reports ABC.
Rick Maynard, the KFC spokesman, has revealed that investigators have not been able to confirm whether or not Victoria was ever in the restaurant where her grandmother claims they were asked to leave by an employee. Reports claim that the location has reviewed security camera footage, but they have had no luck finding Victoria or the incident on tape.
“I promise its not a hoax, I never thought any of this would blow up the way it has,” Victoria’s aunt, Teri Rials Bates, wrote on the Victoria’s Victories Facebook page. “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.”
Thankfully, despite the outcome of KFC’s investigation, Victoria will be able to keep the $30,000 they donated for her medical bills.
Supporters Donated Thousands, While Doctors Donated Surgeries
After the story about Victoria being kicked out of a KFC went viral, internet supporters turned out by the thousands to help raise money for her medical bills.
The family set up a GoFundMe page which has a goal of $200,000, and as of June 24 $134,300.00 has been raised.
A Las Vegas, Nev. doctor flew to Jackson to meet with Victoria, and offered to donate his plastic surgery services to help with her scars.
“I saw Victoria’s story on the news and social media and I was just very affected by it,” Dr. Frank Stile told KHON.
Raymond Peter, a prosthetician from Naples, Fla., also planned to donate a prosthetic eye for Victoria.
There is no word on whether or not any of the donors or doctors will be revoking their offers due to the alleged hoax.
— Lauren Cox