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3-Year-Old's Family Speaks About KFC Controversy

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JACKSON, Miss. - The fallout continues after media reports and multiple investigations into a local KFC, called a Simpson County family's story a hoax.

The story about a 3-year-old girl kicked out of a Jackson restaurant went viral and caught the attention of plastic surgeons, financial donors, and supporters around the country.

A Simpson County family is now speaking out after they say their family has been receiving threats following two KFC investigations.

 "Regardless of what KFC says or does, I know what's true and god knows what's true. I never asked anything from KFC. Not one thing," Kelly Mullins said. 

Mullins is the grandmother of Victoria Wilcher, the 3-year-old who was attacked by three pit bulls in April.

KFC immediately began an investigation into allegations Victoria and her grandmother were asked to leave a Jackson KFC because of the child's scars.

KFC released their findings on Tuesday in a statement. It reads in part: 

Neither revealed any evidence that the incident occurred and we consider the investigation closed.

Victoria's grandfather, Don Mullins said, "I really would appreciate it of they quit sending threats, you know?"

Victoria's family says public backlash forced them to delete the "Victoria's Victories" Facebook page and the go fund me account has been suspended.

 "It's a sad situation that the child will have to go through that and the rest of her life, she's going to remember what happened when she was young," neighbor Margaret Grantham.

GoFundMe released a statement regarding the "Victoria's Victories" fundraising account on their site. It reads in part:

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. Donors wishing to request a refund may do so.

The family says victoria is recovering well. KFC says they will still honor their $30,000 donation to assist with Victoria's medical bills.

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