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Hulk Hiding Under Charity Cover

6/26/2008 2:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Hulk Hogan-fronted charity that brags it's raising cash for John Graziano's medical care hasn't paid his family a penny.

Nearly a year after Nick Hogan's crash, Graziano's attorney tells us that they haven't seen one red cent from "The Freedom Group," a charity that Hulk just happened to become the towel-waving spokesbeast for ... a week after the crash.

A source tells us that Freedom raised 60 grand last year, but it's unclear where any of that jack has landed. As we reported, they canceled their biggest fund-raising event -- the National Towel Wave -- because they didn't want to deal with Hogan drama.

UPDATE: High-profile Hogan attorney David Houston says, "To the best of my knowledge, the Graziano family has not requested assistance. A request must be made and go before the Board of Directors before a request can be granted. The J & J recovery fund is only a part of a much larger charity doing other things." Sean Chumura, one of the co-founders of Freedom, tells TMZ that Hulk was actually involved with the charity before the crash and that he's "absolutely not hiding" behind the charity.

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arte help    

1st, and how am I not surprised by this. White trash, all of them!!

2219 days ago
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LIFE IS LIFE    

Never First.....

2219 days ago
3.

LIFE IS LIFE    

NEVER 2ND

2219 days ago
4.

BUSH HATER    

The huckster makes me sick...u need to jump off a building brother...

2219 days ago
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tori    

Everything the Hogans come into contact with turns to crap. Wow, we are seeing karma at work already.

2219 days ago
6.

Mrs Butters    

Timmy!

2219 days ago
7.

sm    

On Larry King he said he's been giving them $5000 a month for a long time. Who is telling the truth?

2219 days ago
8.

Mrs Butters    

Watcha gonna do when the Hulk renages on all his bs

2219 days ago
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AndyDick@comcast.net    

Can we get an anchor chain and hang this scammer/fraud/enabler/psycho/steroid freak?

2219 days ago
10.

Party 'till you die!    

When will the Bollea's douchery and lying stop? When we quit allowing them celeb status! boycott them at every turn! And NOW!

2219 days ago
11.

CELEBS HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR DO THEY PAY IN FULL CASH    

BOLLEA FAMILY SHOULD PAY FOR EVERY DIME OF JOHN'S MEDICAL ,

FOR LIFE . BOLLEA FAMILY NOT TAKING RESPONSIBLITY .

THIS WILL COME TO HAUNT THEM .

2219 days ago
12.

tracey    

Sounds like a scam to me.

2219 days ago
13.

TMZ FAN    

Hulk just dosn't seem to get it..

2219 days ago
14.

Allie    

When it seems that this family can't stoop any lower...they blame the victim, bad mouth the family and then collect money for John, only to keep it. WOW!

2219 days ago
15.

Big Bear    

Wonder how the little couple Nick and Bubba are doing?? I am sure by now Nick has learned all about love in jail!!!

2219 days ago
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