We have an update on the continually changing, troubling story of Sheen Upton, the woman known as “Botox Mom” for having either injected her daughter with the wrinkle remover, or lied about the incident in exchange for cash.
First, it’s been revealed that Upton spent a total of two weeks in jail for providing false information to police during a traffic stop; and for driving with a suspended license. These violations occurred in 2003 and 2005, respectively.
Now, ABC has responded to the fact that it may have been duped by Upton and a freelance photographer that supplied it with the picture above, which supposedly depicted Sheen injecting her eight-year old, Britney.
But it did have a deal in place – for $10,000 – with a British journalist for images of Upton and her daughter. The deal was continent on the pictures actually illustrating a Botox injection, however.
“We had agreed to pay a $10,000 licensing fee to a U.K. freelancer for the pictures, but obviously in light of everything that’s happened, zero money has been sent that way,” ABC spokesman Jeffrey Schneider told The Hollywood Reporter today. “We have a contract with the freelancer, which obviously stipulates that the images depict what they purport to show, that there’s no staging in any way. So with all these open questions, we’re going to hold [the money] back.”