KFC Story About Disfigured Girl Could Be Hoax

A story about a badly disfigured little girl being asked to leave a Kentucky Fried Chicken because her scars were allegedly disturbing other customers is a hoax, an unnamed source has told the Laurel Leader-Call in Laurel, Miss.

The family of three-year-old Victoria Welcher, whose scars are from an attack by a pit bull, received gifts, free surgeries and more than $135,000 in cash after reports that a KFC employee asked that the little girl leave because her appearance was scaring customers.

A third-party mediator is investigating, according to the Laurel news organization.

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