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Survivor's Denise Martin - Lying Lunch Lady?
Did the lunch lady lie in order to gain $50K?(Courtesy CBS)
Did the lunch lady lie in order to gain $50K? (Courtesy CBS)
It was a great moment in "Survivor" history. During the finale, our favorite lunch lady evoked "awww's" from the audience as she relayed the sob story that she had been "demoted" from her job as a lunch lady to "cleaning toilets." The story was so sad in fact, the show's producer Mark Burnett forked over $50,000 of sympathy dough.
However, after the show aired, the school's superintendent Nancy T. Lane said in a statement that Denise Martin had applied for and actually been promoted from "cafeteria employee" to "custodian."
Martin appeared on "The Early Show" and apologized for what she said, but also said she wouldn't be giving back the $50K.
For all those lunch ladies out there, this one's for you: