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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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61.

JUTTE    

This is just to boost the ratings for the next show (s). i'm sure the AGT producers are the ones that embellished the story to begin with. They found some old ass stock photo to add to the story...big deal, he'll be off next show and you'll never hear of him again.

806 days ago
62.

Dakota Deeohgee    

Have him shave his head on AGT and show us the scars... I'm ex-Navy. I would be more than happy to do that for him!!!

806 days ago
63.

LisaL    

Sure the guy is a s***bag for coming up with this giant scam and not thinking he was gonna get caught. But death threats???
Good lord.... this guy isn't the only idiot out there.

806 days ago
64.

ekoms    

As a Iraq Infantry Veteran.....I am not surprised vets are pissed......If there is on thing you do not do, it is fake combat experience.....especially if you are a supply b*tch.....

806 days ago
65.

Gretel    

Threatening his family is just plain wrong. However, with so many people sacrificing life and limb how could he in good conscience say what he did even in private let alone on a nationally televised show? Maybe he's one of those liars who fabricate a lie then end up believing it. What the hell was he thinking?

806 days ago
66.

Gretel    

Oh wait ... I forgot the most important thing. THANK YOU to those of you who served.

806 days ago
67.

Truth    

Just more hateful liberals. The same types that tried to burn down that church in Indiana last week after TMZ told everyone where it was.

806 days ago
68.

Pimpcessa    

They haven't gone to police with DEATH THREATS? Hmmmm, gee, maybe this is another big fat lie from Mr Poe, looking for sympathy or attention. And, I doubt anyone would really consider harming this guy. He may be an idiot, but killing someone over something like that is.....UN-AMERICAN.

806 days ago
69.

tmzfan    

POE IS A POS

806 days ago
70.

Pimpcessa    

So, these "TALENT" shows aren't really about the talent at all? They appear to be more about the dog and pony show that the person comes up with, to garner sympathy for their plight. Shouldn't it be about the talent only?

806 days ago
71.

nonparieldolls    

Anyone who would threaten the guy's family is way out of line. But the guy brought all this on himself, so if he's crying incessantly and suffering from PTSD (is there any disability real injured vets suffer this guy WON'T claim?), well, he should. What he did is reprehensible and indefensible.
We have vets dying and really getting injured. To put yourself into that group for a chance at winning a TV show -- indefensible.

It's also pretty stupid 'cause you know in this day and age your next-door neighbor can make a few clicks and find out just about everything about you, including how many sugars you like in your coffee.

He wanted fame and was willing to lie to get it. Congrats, Timothy Poe! You're not only famous, you're INFAMOUS!!!! Shame he can't own up to what he did, apologize and slink back under the rock he calls home but that won't happen.

I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't call a lawyer to see if he can sue the show for humiliating him by not catching his lie sooner LOL.

806 days ago
72.

Twilight Sparkle    

In life, there are always consequences for your actions, but death threats in broad daylight to people unrelated to the topic, is off-hand.
If these claims are true, then America needs to grow up just a little more.
I'm not american but I respect and thank every vet out there, doing what they do to protect and serve. As for his sob story, there was always something fishy about it, especially after when he started singing. He has a great voice, I wonder why he thought he needed a sob story

806 days ago
73.

Kelly    

Poe more likely has STD than PTSD.

806 days ago
74.

hollyhoodman    

The guy its a American hero people! Show your respect! He has a great voice too. Its ok to pretend sometimes.

806 days ago
75.

Javadude54    

Poe didn't make vets looks bad... he made himself look bad.

806 days ago
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