JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Was it all a hoax?
That’s the question facing people who’ve rallied behind a 3-year-old girl in Mississippi.
The girl’s family said they were asked to leave a KFC franchise because an employee said the girl’s injuries from a mauling by a pit bull were disturbing the other customers.
KFC says the restaurant’s internal investigation couldn’t verify that the incident took place. An outside investigator is now being hired.
A posting on a Facebook page set up for the girl is denying that it was a hoax.
KFC says its commitment of $30,000 to help with the child’s medical bills won’t be affected by the investigation’s outcome.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.