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#61 stevember

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 18:11

Well, the world is full of part truths. Has anybody considered the conversation might have been misinterpreted, especially from an oversensitive parent?

 

Surely it's a possibility, the words seem far too blunt for me to believe. I guess we should wait until KFC do their investigation.

 

Edit: My mistake, after posting I just seen the update.


Edited by stevember, 24 June 2014 - 18:13.



#62 Fergdog

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 18:30

What are you talking about? Where do you get that they let the girl get mauled?

And are they suppose to keep her away from the world like some kind of hunchback?

 

I'm just guessing but I'm pretty sure he didn't mean they shouldn't take her outside but that they shouldn't give her such unhealthy food.



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 14:26

Wow, this is really really sad. The worst part of it is that a little girl who has clearly suffered far more than most 3 year olds, is more than likely going to live the rest of her life with some sort of visable scarring is understanding that people are "upset" by the way she looks.



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 14:53

Case closed: KFC confirms employee did NOT kick out 3-year-old pit bull attack victim from Mississippi restaurant 

 

Well, it’s over.

 
Hours after a Mississippi family reassured the public Tuesday that their story of a little 3-year-old disfigured girl getting kicked out of a Jackson KFC was true, the fast food giant confirmed that two different investigations proved it was a hoax.
 
Kelly Mullin originally told WAPT-TV earlier this month that her granddaughter, Victoria Wilcher, was told to leave because the girl’s scarred face was “disrupting our customers.”
 
The story pitting the little girl against the fast food eatery went viral quickly, bringing news stories from around the nation and earning the family $135,000 on a gofundme.com website dedicated to raising cash for the wounded child. Dr. Frank Stile, a Las Vegas plastic surgeon, pledged to do surgeries for free for the girl after learning of her plight.
 
But KFC, who pledged $30,000 to the girl’s family for her care, easily debunked the tall tale, finding, for example, that Mullins and little Victoria never set foot in a Jackson KFC on May 15, much less were kicked out. One investigation was carried out by KFC, while a third party did a more thorough review.
 
“Neither revealed any evidence that the incident occurred and we consider the investigation closed,” KFC said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.
 
The family had earlier posted on a Facebook page dedicated to tracking the girl’s recovery that the story was not a hoax.
 
“It is not over until KFC releases a statement,” the family wrote.
 
But after KFC closed the case, the family dismantled the Facebook page and could not be reached for comment. And the gofundme.com campaign page for the girl was suspended and refunds offered to those who had donated, CNN reported.
 
"In lieu of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the 'Victoria's Victories' online fundraising effort, GoFundMe has temporarily suspended the campaign until the full truth is made clear," a statement from CEO Brad Damphousse said.
 
The Laurel Leader-Call broke the story of the hoax Monday night after unnamed sources gave some of the damning details the KFC third party investigation had found.
 
What is not in dispute is what happened to little Victoria: She was mauled in April by three of her grandfather’s pit bulls during a visit to his home.
 
The man, Kelly Mullins’ ex-husband Donald Mullins, and his girlfriend, Rita Tompkins, were busted for child endangerment after the April 10 incident.
 
Stile, the doctor who pledged to do surgeries to help the girl heal, wrote on Facebook on Tuesday that despite rumors the story was a hoax, he “remains committed to helping Victoria."
 
“Our focus is on this child’s well-being and her future care,” he wrote.
 
And despite their findings, KFC said it wants to help the disfigured blond-haired, blue-eyed girl.
 
“We are honoring our commitment to make a $30,000 donation to assist with Victoria’s medical bills,” KFC wrote in its statement. “We hope everyone keeps Victoria in their thoughts and prayers. She will certainly be in ours.”
 
 
I'm really glad that KFC is still honoring their $30,000 commitment to Victoria. The girl shouldn't be punished for what her family did, she didn't ask for any of this to happen.


#65 TechJunkie81

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 14:56

Story turned out to be a hoax.  Life in Mississippi.  Land of "family values".



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 15:16

 

Case closed: KFC confirms employee did NOT kick out 3-year-old pit bull attack victim from Mississippi restaurant

 

Pretty damn pathetic.  This will make it harder for people with legitimate claims.



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 15:26

I say let the girl continue to get the help she needs - she was infact attacked. However, I think the grandmother should spend the rest of her sorry life in jail for the hoax and I hope the Attorney General see's fit to go after her and anyone else that took part in the hoax. For KFC to still give the money for the little girl shows that KFC is the better of the two for sure.

 

The story had a ton of holes in it from the start, those that were suckered in should be ashamed of themselves for not waiting for the evidence to be shown.



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 15:26

That's the real crime here as it is with welfare fraud - it hurts those who really need help the most.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 15:38

Love these stories accusing a whole company for something a stupid employee did.

 

Totally agree and further more, isn;t KFC a franchise any way? It's a bit like calling out the whole of the UK because one guy from Kent did something wrong.

Even though this case turned out to be a hoax, we've all seen other companies accused like this.

 

Edit: Just read the article about the hoax. All i can say is that KFC have acted in an extremely admirable manner. Despite the family trying to use them to con publicity and money out of both KFC and the public, KFC have still turned round and said they'll donate a large sum of money to the little girls healthcare. That sure is good guy KFC at work there.

Not only that, but a plastic surgeon has also offered his work Gratis to the little girl.

 

All goes to prove that no matter how dickish the family around her was, there's enough good in people to see right through that.



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 20:54

I'm pretty sure charges are going to be laid. Once all the evidence is collected, they will press charges. 



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 21:57

They'd better. Like not disciplining a bully, doing nothing just gets you more of the same.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 01:25

However, I think the grandmother should spend the rest of her sorry life in jail for the hoax and I hope the Attorney General see's fit to go after her and anyone else that took part in the hoax.

 

Sadly with people like this, that 30k KFC is donating to the kid would be used for legal defenses/bills by the family if that happened.  The kid would not benefit at all.  Unless KFC does something, they will probably get away with it.



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 10:05

Sadly with people like this, that 30k KFC is donating to the kid would be used for legal defenses/bills by the family if that happened.  The kid would not benefit at all.  Unless KFC does something, they will probably get away with it.

 

I don't fully understand the US health system but I hope there is a way KFC can pay the money directly to the place (insurance, hospital) that the money should be going to. I do agree with some to an extent that if people still want to donate they should be able to, but everything should be reset back to 0 and those can choose to do it again should they wish to. 

 

It's pretty damn sick to use your child in that sort of way, if the article is true and they were seen to have put the childs life at risk in the past then I would be questioning whether these people truly deserve the right to be called parents in the first place.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 13:38

I don't fully understand the US health system but I hope there is a way KFC can pay the money directly to the place (insurance, hospital) that the money should be going to. I do agree with some to an extent that if people still want to donate they should be able to, but everything should be reset back to 0 and those can choose to do it again should they wish to.

It's pretty damn sick to use your child in that sort of way, if the article is true and they were seen to have put the childs life at risk in the past then I would be questioning whether these people truly deserve the right to be called parents in the first place.

I may be wrong, but I imagine they could setup a trust fund and use contracts with the family where the only way to get the money is to submit medical bills to the trust fund manager. Any remaining funds would probably be used to pay the trust fund manager.

This isn't based on any knowledge or past experience in this sort of thing, simply throwing this out as a possibility. One that would satisfy me for the girl getting the care she needs and the family not getting the money to spend it on whatever they want.