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Mom lies about husband's death for Hannah Montana tix

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Write-brained, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,318932,00.html

    They eventually took the 6-year-old girl's tickets away from her. The mother should be shipped to Iraq.

    GARLAND, Texas — An essay that won a 6-year-old girl four tickets to a Hannah Montana concert began with the powerful line: "My daddy died this year in Iraq."

    While gripping, it was not true — and now the girl may lose her tickets after her mom acknowledged to contest organizers it was all a lie.

    The sponsor of the contest was Club Libby Lu, a Chicago-based store that sells clothes, accessories and games intended for young girls.

    The saga began Friday with company officials surprising the girl at a Club Libby Lu at a mall in suburban Garland, about 20 miles northeast of Dallas. The girl won a makeover that included a blonde Hannah Montana wig, as well as the grand prize: airfare for four to Albany, N.Y., and four tickets to the sold-out Hannah Montana concert on Jan. 9.

    The mother had told company officials that the girl's father died April 17 in a roadside bombing in Iraq, company spokeswoman Robyn Caulfield said.

    "We did the essay and that's what we did to win," Priscilla Ceballos, the mother, said in an interview with Dallas TV station KDFW. "We did whatever we could do to win."

    She had identified the soldier as Sgt. Jonathon Menjivar, but the Department of Defense has no record of anyone with that name dying in Iraq. Caulfield said the mother has admitted to the deception.

    "We regret that the original intent of the contest, which was to make a little girl's holiday extra special, has not been realized in the way we anticipated," said Mary Drolet, the CEO of Club Libby Lu.

    Drolet said the company is reviewing the matter, and is considering taking away the girl's tickets.
  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    That supposed to be some kind of punishment?
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    No, it's a vacation. I hear Tikrit is lovely this time of year.
  4. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Saw this on CNN earlier ... never mind the mother's punishment. What about the little girl who has to grow up with that kind of role model?
  5. Bill Brasky

    Bill Brasky Active Member

    That's pretty loathsome. What the fuck goes through some people's minds?
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Why did you delete your post, Piotr?
  7. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Didnt feel like it added anything except to pile on three_bags for getting his pants in a bunch.

    Still. . . .excellent work above. Iraq is not a damn Club Med. Maybe he forgot the blue font?

    And this mom did what she had to do. Not a good reading on where our society is.
  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I'm just wondering if what she did could be construed as fraud.
  9. At ease, soldier. Maybe she would realize there were more important things in life than scoring Hannah Montana tickets ...
  10. Bill Brasky

    Bill Brasky Active Member

    Oh bullshit. Taking a part-time job at Wal-Mart in order to have more money to raise your kids is "doing what you have to do." Moving to another part of town, further away from your office, so your kids can be in a good school district is "doing what you have to do." Making up a horrible lie in order to get something for free is not "doing what you have to do."
  11. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Methinks you missed Piotr's sarcasm.
  12. Yup, wide right.
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