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Stuttering 'AGT' Contestant

I'm Not a F-F-F-FRAUD!

6/6/2012 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Timothy Poe
-- the stuttering "America's Got Talent" contestant who says he developed his speech impediment from a war injury in Afghanistan -- is firing back at allegations he made up the whole thing ... telling TMZ, his injury and stutter are 100% legit.

Poe's audition aired Monday night -- the singer told the judges about a 2009 incident when he sustained serious injuries during an RPG blast in Afghanistan.

Poe spoke with a pronounced stutter during the audition -- which he claims he developed as a result of his war injuries.



But reports surfaced yesterday that the singing veteran was full of crap -- because no such RPG injuries were ever reported.

Poe tells TMZ, the fact that there is no record of the incident is a common problem -- one that Poe says is endemic when it comes to reporting soldiers' injuries in Afghanistan.

We asked Tim to prove it really happened.  He said he received treatment at a military medical facility in Afghanistan before being transferred to a medical center in Landstuhl, Germany. Tim says he was then transferred to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.  He did not produce any documents to support his claim.

Tim says he plans to sue his ex-wife and several others for telling the media he was lying.

We asked Tim for ANY hard proof to back his claims -- he gave us nothing, saying he can't release pics or documents for legal reasons. So we gotta ask ... 
 

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parlayer    

its the officers that lie not the enlisted men

786 days ago
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EMB    

Just show some proof buddy, that's all they are asking. The truth shall set you free, so they say.

786 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Total bullsh!t. My husband is a Colonel in the Army and says there is nothing in the books about sharing war injury stories or photos.

786 days ago
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Carl    

The government cannot release medical records for legal reasons. However, you can release any of your own medical records whenever you want. I don't buy his story.

786 days ago
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Flying Blind    

I read this story an hour ago .....................

786 days ago
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wingedmonkey    

he is a fraud! I heard a staff sgt. in charge of the state he is from talking about him this morning! he had his record and said Tim Poe worked in supply and NEVER had any kind of injury!

786 days ago
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Amber    

I REALLY hope he did not make this all up...
If so he needs to be shipped to Afghanistan and placed front and center in front of those brave souls serving this country!!!!!

786 days ago
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USMCSAVE    

I got hit by I.E.D in my LAV in IRAQ my driver lost his life I have a purple heart because I got hurt. He should have one to If he doesn't have that then he is full of ****!!!! COME ON TMZ DO YOUR HOMEWORK ASK TO SEE HIS PURPLE HEART

786 days ago
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Joao    

Firstly, the guy can't sing
Secondly, those goofy shows thrive off of sad sack stories real or fiction.
Thirdly, he doesn't have to PROVE anything to TMZ.
Fourthly, why would his ex-wife and others claim he's not a stutterer? Makes you wonder if he's not a stutterer he's a freak'n idiot to think that nobody would bust him.

786 days ago
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Carriss    

The fact that he served in the military should be enough to believe he suffered an injury at war. How dare anyone question him!! Don't people realize injuries from war sometimes are not reported at the time and take months or even years to show themselves? I hate people who question soldiers' stories. This man is a hero and that's all anyone needs to know or believe!

786 days ago
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steve    

ONCE AGAIN TMZ IS ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL !
THIS '' EXCLUSIVE ''' STORY WAS REPORTED BY OTHER REAL NEWS SITES HOURS BEFORE TMZ EVEN POSTED IT !

786 days ago
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USMCSAVE    

WHOEVER RECEIVES WOUNDS BY THE ENEMY IS AWARED THE PURPLE HEART, HAVE HIM SHOW HIS AND YES IT'S IN HIS PAPER WORK!!!! USMC 02-07 1st MAR DIV 1st LAR

786 days ago
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It's Dave    

If there was treatment for an injury then there is a record of that injury - in triplicate. There should also be an application for a purple heart even if for some reason one was not awarded. If this guy is lying, and it does look like he is, then he is doing a great dishonor to veterans as traumatic brain injury among veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan is at epidemic levels and these guys really need our support.

786 days ago
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Delaware D    

America's Got LIARS!

786 days ago
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wingedmonkey    

and oh yeah he was in for 10 yearrs not 14! he never received any horors like the purple heart od bronze star! he will be proven a fraun before the day ends!

786 days ago
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