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'AGT' Fraud

Family is Getting

Death Threats

6/8/2012 7:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The family of the stuttering veteran Timothy Poe who sang on "America's Got Talent" tell TMZ they have been receiving death threats since our stories revealed Poe is a fraud.

As we reported, Poe gave producers of "AGT" a photo which he claimed showed him in Afghanistan, but in reality the pic is of someone else. And Poe could produce no documentation to prove he suffered a debilitating brain injury in the war -- as he claimed on the show.

Poe's family tells us ... several family members have been getting death threats. We're told Poe's sister-in-law went to the store Thursday with her kids and someone came up to them and said, "We're going to kill you and the whole family."

Several family members have received phone calls. We're told Poe's fiancee answered the phone (after Poe's number was leaked on social media) and the caller said, "You made American vets look bad and now you're going to suffer."

And we're told another vet called to warn that he and others would be coming to Poe's house, so "watch out."

As for Poe himself, a family member says she fears he's suicidal. He hasn't left the house since the scandal broke, and he's been crying incessantly. One family member says Poe is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

But ... we're told no one has called the cops about the threats.

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I Was About To Say    

Only a FOOL thinks he won't get caught in such a lie.

815 days ago
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CN    

SHAME ON YOU, TMZ.
You did not break this story or do the initial research. Give credit where it is due. www.thisainthell.us
If he's suffering from post traumatic stress disorder it's probably not from his military service; HE created the stress by lying on national TV. How stupid to think he wouldn't get caught.

815 days ago
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Redhead    

I don't believe the sister-in-law either.

815 days ago
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Amy    

One not shocked if this is true...this guy is a lying POS. But he lies about EVERYTHING so yeah I am pretty sure he is lying to sympathy or attention ...I call BS

815 days ago
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CC    

Saying he sunk his own ship would be an understatement......
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It amazes me people will put on a show of this magnitude without any thought being given that others will always check their performance. Pompous, arrogant, and stupid are words that come to mind to describe them.

815 days ago
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Bad Dog    

PTSD from being a dumbass? Thats a new one

815 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

so AGT is blaming everything on this poe little redneck

815 days ago
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GeniusMachine    

Hopefully, he will kill himself.

815 days ago
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I Was About To Say    

"crying incessantly"...sounds like more put on drama.

815 days ago
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northern gypsy    

crying incessantly indeed !!! how about manning up and apologizing to the war vets you've insulted...then withdrawing from the show because the party over pal take your guitar and disappear !!!

815 days ago
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I Was About To Say    

j-j-j-just d-d-d-drama th-that's a-a-a-all

815 days ago
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WTF    

Why didn't Howard know this guy was a fraud. Isn't he a God or something? Howard, you suck!

815 days ago
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WhatsRight    

I'm sure he's suffering Post Tramautic Stress Syndrome from being called out for BS. Should call it Post TMZ Stress Disorder. How anyone in the social media age thinks they can get away with something this big is clearly not the brightest bulb in the box.
REAL war vets have it bad enough, then to be exploited to win a crappy TV show. I hope Howard lets him have it (given the chance). If the guy were to perform again, I doubt the reception would be anything but X's and Boo's.
Shame on this guy, and shame on AGT for not bothering to do a background check on a guy like this. Reality TV my ass.

815 days ago
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Jay W.     

Why the hell would you want to pretend you have a debilitating brain injury ? This guy needs some serious counseling ! Death threats to his family are uncalled for.

815 days ago
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Amy    

To say this "person" has PTSD because of the fall out from his lies is even more disgusting then his other lies. There are real Soldiers every day dealing with PTSD, my husband being one of them and it is not a joke or something to be thrown around lightly. PTSD in soldiers has ruined their lives, marriages and yes has resulted in suicides. If I didn't despise this guy before, I definitely do now..I don't think he should get death threats but he should get his A$$ Kicked by someone!

815 days ago
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