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KFC: No Proof Worker Asked Scarred Girl to Leave

Despite lack of evidence, fried chicken chain KFC said it will still donate $30,000 to the medical bills of a girl whose grandmother says was kicked out of one of the franchise's restaurants in Jackson, Mississippi. In a statement Tuesday, KFC said that two investigations, including one by an independent investigator, did not reveal any evidence that the incident actually occurred. According to Victoria Wilcher's grandmother Kelly Mullins, on May 15 the 3-year-old was asked to leave a KFC because her face — disfigured by a pit bull attack — scared other customers. The original report in The Clarion-Ledger said that Victoria's story generated more than $135,000 in cash, gifts and free surgeries.The family’s attorney, Bill Kellum, said Mullins stands by her claim. "Victoria's family appreciates the actions of KFC in their investigation of this matter,” he said in a statement. “It is deeply disappointing that other parties have taken opportunity to attack Victoria through social and news media outlets. Victoria is an innocent child with very real physical and emotional scars.”

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-CNBC.com and The Associated Press