I bet a lot of you saw the heartbreaking story of a little three-year-old girl who was attacked by her grandfather’s dog and suffered serious facial damage was kicked out of a KFC because her facial scars were scaring the customers.
KFC quickly apologized and donated $30,000 to the girls family to help pay for her medical bills. The family also set up a crowed sourced fundraising campaign and quickly raised more than $135,000 when the news story broke.
Well now, according to Gawker, it has been discovered the whole story is a hoax, perpetrated by the little girls family to raise money for the bills.
However, even though the claim now seems to be false, according the Kelly Mullins lawyer, Bill Kellum, KFC will still donate the $30,000 to the girl’s bills saying:
Dick West, who is the president of West Quality Food, one of the largest franchisees in the KFC chain and the owner of the local KFCs, also declined comment. However, on Saturday night, he made his feelings quite clear on the Facebook page of a Jackson television station when he posted “When the allegation was first made, KFC pledged $30,000 to go to medical expenses and started an investigation to find the truth. They have pledged the money even if it is proven that the incident never happened. At this point their story is full of holes. Any thinking person who follows their timeline can see it. The event at KFC never happened.”