KFC probes whether scarred girl was asked to leave
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - KFC Corp. said it's investigating allegations that an employee in Jackson, Mississippi, asked a 3-year-old to leave a restaurant because her facial injuries frightened other patrons.
A spokesman said KFC is also giving $30,000 toward her medical bills.
The allegation was made Thursday on "Victoria's Victories," a Facebook page that is following Victoria Wilcher's recovery from a pit bull attack in April. Photos show her facial scars and cartoon-decorated eye patch.
KFC posted an apology on the page, requesting details.
Spokesman Rick Maynard told The Associated Press that the donation will be made regardless of what the investigation finds. He said KFC won't tolerate hurtful or disrespectful actions against guests.
The page's administrator wrote Sunday that "Victoria's Victories" had gone from 250 people praying for Victoria to thousands.
The page had more than 32,000 "likes" on Sunday.
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