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Penny Marshall

DUPED for Over $5k by

Lamar Odom's 'Assistant'

6/5/2012 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0604_lamar_odom_penny_marshall_getty_tmz_2Attention filthy rich LA Lakers fans -- Lamar Odom does not have a cash-strapped assistant ... something director Penny Marshall learned after getting jacked for several thousand bucks.

Sources tell TMZ the double-cross started at a Lakers game last month ... when a man claiming to be LO's assistant gave Penny a phone number he said was Lamar's.

We're told Penny and the person she thought was Lamar texted back and forth for several days -- when finally "Lamar" asked her to loan his assistant a chunk o' cash. Ever the faithful Lakers fan, Penny forked over more than five grand to the faux "assistant."

Hook. Line. Sinker.

After that, we're told "Lamar" suddenly stopped texting, Penny got suspicious, and contacted the real Lamar ... who told her he doesn't even have an assistant.

Penny has filed a police report with the LAPD, and we're told they've opened a grand theft investigation. Penny's rep had no comment.

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31.

PG    

This has Pimp Momma written all over it!

841 days ago
32.

Simone    

Why on earth would she fall for something like that?? As if Lamar couldn't afford to give his own assistant some cash? Stories like this make me angry, and the people who perpetrate cons like this hopefully have some serious karma coming their way.

841 days ago
33.

Tiggy    

Awww..the problems of rich people, wah wah!!!

841 days ago
34.

FunMe    

Wait a second! Everyone seems to have forgotten something very, veeeeeeeeery important.

Penny got a "massage" ... if you know what I mean. Wink/wink.

That "massage" cost $5K and that seems to be the going rate for celebrities. So why is PM complaining when she got the "goods"?

Come one people! Haven't we learned something from the Travolta experience? ;-)

841 days ago
35.

hauteshooz    

Seriously? SERIOUSLY? Penny, does someone wipe your a$$ for you too? Idiot!

840 days ago
36.

Marlena    

What a complete moron must be getting senile - Lamar is richer than rich and would have given his own assistant the loot - unless he's another broke ass athelte that spent all his money on hores, drugs and baby mamas.

840 days ago
37.

Gina    

I promise you she's not stupid. She's extremely intelligent (first female director to ever direct a movie that grossed more than $100 million at the box office, hello) and overly generous, the latter of which I can pretty much guarantee is how this happened. Please don't be presumptuous about Penny. She just has a really huge heart.

840 days ago
38.

DaveT    

Five, six, seven, eight....Sclemeel...schlemazel,....hasenfeffer incorporated....

840 days ago
39.

Smarg    

Any time you mess with [bleeps], you lose.

ROMNEY 2012

840 days ago
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