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KFC Responds to Accusations of Girl Reportedly Asked to Leave Restaurant because of Face Scars

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Victoria Wilcher/ Photo from Facebook Victoria Wilcher/ Photo from Facebook
Victoria Wilcher/Photo from Facebook Victoria Wilcher/Photo from Facebook

In April, WJTV brought you the story of a little girl who was mauled by three pitbulls at her grandfather's home in Simpson County.

Little Victoria Wilcher was badly injured in the attack as her grandfather fought to pull the dogs off of her. When we spoke with Victoria's grandfather, he told us his granddaughter lost an eye, suffered a broken jawbone and had two broken ribs. Victoria continues to recover from those injuries. But last week, according to a Facebook page set-up to track Victoria's recovery, a Jackson-area KFC asked Victoria's family to leave the restaurant because her condition "scared" restaurant patrons.

According to the page, "Victoria's Victories," KFC was made aware of the incident and released this statement:

Please accept our sincere apologies while we try to investigate this incident. If you could help provide details of the incident atsocial.media@sertec.com and we will look into this immediately. We have zero tolerance for any kind of disrespectful behavior by our team members. Once we have further details, we will immediately investigate this and take action, and we wish nothing but the best for Victoria in her recovery.

News Channel 12 reached out to the corporate office and received this response:

KFC launched an investigation as soon as we were made aware of this report. We take this very seriously, as we have zero tolerance for any kind of hurtful or disrespectful actions toward our guests. Our investigation is ongoing, but we have been in touch with the family and are committed to doing something appropriate for this beautiful little girl and her family. We will also work with the franchisee to take appropriate action at the restaurant once the specifics of the incident are determined.

WJTV News Channel 12 will continue to work on this developing story and bring you more information as it becomes available. Watch for updates tonight on WJTV News Channel 12 @ 5:00 & 6:00, the WJTV Facebook & Twitter pages and right here on wjtv.com.

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