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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

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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Think Primal Fear...

869 days ago


I don't even believe that Army picture is him and we've known him since December of 1996. He's a con-artist for as long as I've known him.

869 days ago


Mental trauma can cause stuttering problems. Doesn't mean he was directly injured, just that he witnessed something. PTSD. Also, with the frequency of injury in certain regions of Afghanistan, they are not always thoroughly do***ented, or recorded.

869 days ago


Mel Tillis also sang and spoke differently as the result of his speech impediment.

869 days ago


I grew up in as an Army Brat and married a military man. I have had the same problem with the military when my father passed away with his records not every thing was put down but he had his medals and that goes back before the Vietnam war so the military has been keeping **** out of records for a long time some of it is for security reasons!

869 days ago


Show me a scar. He's lying when he says he can't release do***ents for legal reasons. There is nothing on Earth more legally yours than YOUR OWN military records. The National Guard is saying it DIDN'T happen. This phony can't even give provide the name of a NURSE or an ARMY BUDDY who can say it happened! You mean he didn't have is photo taken ONE TIME while hospitalized? This guy is a lying sack of garbage!

869 days ago

Kevin Plantz    

I agree that records get lost all the time. My problem with the story is he was a Supply Sergeant. Supply almost always stays in the wire, and never sees combat. The only combat they usually get is a papercut.

869 days ago


He a moron and a fake. Take off the shirt and let us see the scars..........


869 days ago


we all know that to get on tv you have to have a background story.. though if you are going to be a war hero, dont lie about your story. my husband is a vet who has ptsd and i know many who come back with ptsd. But i also know some vets who lie about their injuries for benefits, which i personally think should only go to those who really need it. This guy should be kicked off, he is a disgrace to our vets.

869 days ago


Hmmmmm, red state conservative hick. Lying? Say it isn't so!

869 days ago


Bull ****ing **** this guy suffered an RPG blast. For starters, if that thing hit this ****er in the back, his ass would be dead. Our SAPI's are only good for MAYBE two 7.62 rounds. If he DID get hit, he would've received a Purple Heart (which is pretty ****ing obvious) and a letter stating his actions. He CAN show medical records without legal ramifications. This guy is a piece of **** liar.

869 days ago


He's a liar. He even had a story on WFAA in Dallas last week accepting charity for wounded vets showing all his medals. He's being investigated for that , too!

869 days ago


Check out Stolen Valor Facebook page and see what his unit is saying about him!

869 days ago


TMZ worships thieving whores like Lohan who can have multiple DUIs but trashes -- with no evidence that the guy is making this up at all -- someone who has served the country. Sick.

869 days ago


His SQUAD LEADER Joshua Hansen says Poe is a total liar! Another soldier says she knew Poe and was treated for an ear infection!

869 days ago
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