This is a terrible, terrible, story. And it’s more than that, actually, it’s really sad. I mean, what kind of a person can do such a thing?! And yes, even though in the scheme of things it’s entirely unimportant, the fact that allowed myself to be taken in makes me feel even worse.
So, a week ago, I wrote about reports that a girl — Victoria Wilcher — who had lost her right eye and had her face scarred during a pit bull attack, had been kicked out of a KFC restaurant in Jackson, Mississippi, because the restaurant’s staff felt that her face was “scaring the other diners”. That was what the girl’s grandmother was telling local news stations.
Needless to say, KFC’s purported action caused quite a bit of outrage across the social media, causing the restaurant chain to apologize and donate $30,000 to help pay Victoria’s medical bills. And KFC did that before they had conducted an internal investigation of the incident.
Well, an independent investigation has now been completed and unnamed source involved in it has told the Laurel Leader-Call┬áthat all the evidence they have seen indicates that the grandmother’s claim was a hoax. In fact, after reviewing the surveillance tape from the branch that was named in the accusation, the investigators have found that the grandmother and Victoria didn’t even visit the restaurant that day.
So there you have it — just terrible. But scroll down to watch the video for more.
1. Hoax victim? An unnamed source involved in the investigation has said that all the evidence in the case points towards the matter being a hoax and that Victoria Wilcher, three, wasn’t asked to leave a KFC in Mississippi because her injuries were ‘scaring other customers’.
2. After reviewing surveillance tape from the branch the investigators have found that the woman and the little girl didn’t even visit the restaurant that day.
3. Victoria’s grandmother, Kelly Mullins, left, now stands accused of making the whole story up.
4. The family had shared the alleged story on Victoria’s Facebook page and KFC had quickly responded with an apology.
6. Victoria Wilcher in the hospital six hours after the dog attack. She lost her right eye in the incident, and sustained facial paralysis on the right side of her face.
7. She is expected to undergo several more surgeries in the future as she heals from the attack.
Source: Laurel Leader-Call.
And here are the videos. First, the original story:
And here is the one exposing the kicking-out story as a hoax:
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