Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Lamar Odom

Charity Accused of Stiffing Cancer Patients

4/2/2013 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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.

For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!

No Avatar

| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments


Isn't this what every charity does

572 days ago



572 days ago


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.

572 days ago



572 days ago


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 *******

572 days ago

average jane    

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

572 days ago


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.

572 days ago

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

572 days ago


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

572 days ago


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

572 days ago


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

572 days ago

OH NO!    

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

572 days ago


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.

572 days ago


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

572 days ago

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

572 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web