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Nick Cannon

I Was Onto 'AGT' Stutterer

From the Beginning

6/11/2012 10:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Nick Cannon
KNEW something was up with stuttering "America's Got Talent" fraud Timothy Poe from the get-go -- telling TMZ, one glaring clue gave the guy away ... the night of his audition.

You've all seen the footage ... Timothy Poe put on a stuttering spectacle last week on the "AGT" stage -- claiming he developed his speech impediment from war injuries. TMZ showed you his story was holier than the Pope.

And last night in L.A., Nick told us he had a gut feeling Timothy was a fraud too -- as soon as the guy stepped off the stage -- because once the cameras were off him ... Tim stopped stuttering.

Nick's first thought was Tim was so emotional he didn't have to stutter -- but looking back, Nick said, "I think he was so caught up in the moment he FORGOT to stutter."

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Dave Pfister    

It makes me sick that even now this guy is getting sympathy from gullible viewers. Some believe his story that he is confused about what the reality of what happened is or they think that he has other issues that caused him to lie. This guy knows exactly what he is doing and what he did. He lied to receive glory and take the financial rewards available from good hearted people. And he is continuing to lie to gain sympathy so he can get away with it. He is using peoples unwillingness to believe someone would purposely lie and continue to lie even after being caught. He intentionally uses peoples trust in the ultimate goodness of human nature to continue his attempt to receive sympathy. He is a con man.

761 days ago
32.

Symian    

The guy may be a compulsive liar, or delusional about his past, and that's just the way it is. Sure it stinks if he is lying, or doesn't really know the truth from a delusional memory, but what stinks just as much as why his backstory ever came up or mattered in the slightest.
 
That is a problem I have with these talent shows, always bringing up the backstory. A person's history might be interesting to hear, but that history does not make them more talented. If you have a blind deaf guy who can play the piano flawless, that's something special. A guy who had a hard life and can sing, the only thing that should matter is that he can sing.
 
I'm not defending this guy, or condeming him (until all the facts are in), but his story goes to prove that people going on talent shows should never (and never have to) bring up their past. Either you have talent, or don't. Nothing else should matter.

761 days ago
33.

dorota hale    

shouldn't this clown be prosecuted?

740 days ago
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