The Botox Mom story is getting more ridiculous by the minute. Botox Mom, whose real name has been revealed as Sheena Upton after she lied about that too, has recorded responses to a series of questions for TMZ.com. In one interview, Upton discusses being approached by The Sun newspaper and staging the entire event.
Specifically, she’s throwing The Sun under the bus, claiming the newspaper tried to underpay her by half. And they asked her to stage photos she was too simple-minded to question at the time. Upton claims there were no photos of the reported-upon Brazilian waxes of her eight-year-old because as a mother she refused to stage something so vile. However, she didn’t hesitate to pose with a syringe that she claims had no needle (RadarOnline.com contends the syringe was ‘filled with saline’ and nothing was injected into the child). Moreover, once the ‘Botox Mom’ story came out, Upton didn’t bother to Google/ Wikipedia ‘Botox.’ ‘Honestly,’ she tells TMZ, ‘I don’ even know what botox is.’ This doesn’t jive with the photos taken, which show a needle. Moreover, according to Radar Online, ‘Alley Einstein, the British reporter who first reported on the Botox mom in March, says she definitely witnessed Upton inject her daughter with something from a bottle bearing a Botox label.’ The same reporter claims that Upton tried to extort money for keeping quiet about the staged story, ‘She’s been asking me for thousands of pounds or she’d go public,’ in addition to the $800 paid for a piece which first appeared in the British magazine Closer, then The Sun newspaper, then Good Morning America and Inside Edition. ‘Needless to say, I didn’t pay her.’ Moreover, Einstein claims Upton welcomed a backlash. ‘I told her she’d be one of the world’s most hated women when my article would appear,’ Einstein recalled. ‘[Upton replied], ‘That’s fine, I’d be happy if that occurs.’