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Lamar Odom

Charity Accused of Stiffing Cancer Patients

4/2/2013 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lamar Odom is facing allegations the tax exempt charity he created is being sketchy with its money ... and not donating ANY cash to cancer research, despite the charity's mission statement.

Lamar established the charity -- Cathy's Kids -- in memory of his mother, who died from cancer when he was 12 ... and initially stated that the purpose of the charity was to help underprivileged kids and raise money for cancer research.

But according to official records -- obtained by ESPN's "Outside the Lines" -- there is no evidence any of the money ever went to fight cancer.

There is proof, however, $1.3 million of the $2.2 million that was raised went toward funding two "elite" youth basketball teams -- the insinuation is that the kids on the teams were so good, they were already on college radars for scholarships and other financial help.

Of the remaining $900k, there is no evidence based on available documentation that any of it went to cancer research. In fact, according to OTL, there's no evidence whatsoever of where the money went.

Lamar sat down for an interview with ESPN producers -- he brushed off questions about where the money went by saying it was all his dough, despite the fact the money was raised through solicitations on his website, Khloe Kardashian's website and others.

We called reps for Lamar and Khloe -- so far, no word back.

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Out_Of_This_Planet    

Isn't this what every charity does

465 days ago
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TJ    

Krook.

465 days ago
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Liz    

I don't know what state this charity is registered in, but until the Attorney General of that state investigates, embarrassment is his only punishment. I hope he is investigated and charged.

465 days ago
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IwuvTMZ    

Nice.

465 days ago
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val     

Lamar Odom left his children with his girlfriend of 12 years to be with a skank and now LAMAR YOU GOT CAUGHT STEALING MONEY FOR CANCER TO GIVE TO EVERYONE else INCLUDING YOURSELF using of course Khloe's help too. LOW LIFE YOU ARE LARAR .. YOU WANT MORE KIDS, TAKE CARE OF THE ONES YOU HAD *******

465 days ago
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average jane    

That is the lowest of the low. I'm not surprised though.

465 days ago
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Mike44090    

When someone gives a smart-ass answer like Lamar did, you know something isn't right. I just lost respect for for him until he provides proof that "Outside the Lines" is wrong. His word isn't good enough after a reply like that.

465 days ago
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Trooper Tom    

Kris Jenner must be peeing in her depends right about now, Kim got slammed about her attempt at acting, the TV shows are losing viewers, now Khoe and Lamo have this mess couldn't happen to nicer people

465 days ago
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Taxidrver    

Late TMZ, radaronline report this hours ago.This is not a exclusive.
PS:Kim you are a whore

465 days ago
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Laws    

The worst part of this story that OTL did is that he's using his mothers name(who died from cancer) to CON people into funding AAU teams...Bottom line is NO ONE should donate to ANYTHING this clown involved with and should be investigated and charged with fraud

465 days ago
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bernergirl    

Don't people go to prison for fraud involving charities? Or would it just be a fine?

465 days ago
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OH NO!    

They kept the money to feed Khloe. It ain't cheap!

465 days ago
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pat    

Effin low lifes.


That's just as bad as these people who have said they are suffering from cancer and keeping the donations.


This Lamar dude deserves to be BOOED at each and every game he's got left.


As for the Klan, it really doesn't surprise me coming from them. Actually to be expected coming from these kreeps.

465 days ago
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ariel    

nothing the Kardashians do is real why would this charity be any different :(

465 days ago
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Sue from jersey    

This is bad this is going to kill your image I hope this is not true Lamar you could afford to help those kids bball teams yourself this is why I hate when we keep making the rich richer and hate when the stars off springs get the jobs first

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