Country star Brad Paisley and wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley catfished in online fraud
9:22 PM, Nov 6, 2013
MTV's Catfish series, based on the Catfish movie, showed Americans just how easy it is to fall prey to online dating scams. And as country music star Brad Paisley and his wife, Nashville actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley told ABC's Nightline, they weren't exempt.
The couple said they were victims of a hoax that involved a woman claiming to have a daughter with Neuroblastoma- an often fatal form of childhood cancer, In Touch Weekly reports.
The ‘mother' told Kimberly that her 8-year-old daughter Claire wanted to find the actress. The actress reached out to the allegedly dying girl and even got her husband Brad to sing "Amazing Grace" on the phone to the child.
But when the alleged child died, Kim grew suspicious once her and her husband couldn't get a clear-cut answer on the funeral arrangements.
The Paisley's later learned that the pictures saw of a person they thought was Claire, was really a photo of an actual Neuroblastoma patient in Southern California--not Claire.