Last week, a report that a young girl asked to leave a Kentucky Fried Chicken because her facial scars were scaring customers caused considerable outrage.
But now, the “Laurel Leader-Call” reports that the KFC altercation might be a hoax, as certain cracks in the story told by Kelly Mullins, the grandmother, were allegedly discovered.
A source reportedly told the “Laurel Leader-Call” that nobody matching the description of the young girl or her grandmother was found on surveillance footage, and no order matching the one the women described (sweet tea and mashed potatoes) was on the records.
KFC is continuing to investigate the incident that reportedly took place on May 15.
“We continue to take this report seriously, and of course have great sympathy for Victoria and her family,” a statement from KFC reads (via “Leader-Call”). “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.”
The 3-year-old girl suffered injuries to her face after an attack by three of her grandfather’s pit bulls, and was believed to be on an outing from the hospital on the date in question.
Since Mullins’s story went viral less than two weeks ago, a donation page has raised more than $135,000.