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Khloe Kardashian

Lamar Odom Is NOT

a Charity Scam Artist!!

4/3/2013 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Khloe Kardashian is finally coming to her husband's defense -- claiming Lamar Odom is not the shady charity scammer he was made out to be in an ESPN report.

Mrs. Odom lashed out in a statement posted on her website ... saying, "It is unfortunate that my husband has been the target of an attack on athletes’ charities, although he has personally contributed approximately $2.2 million to his foundation, Cathy’s Kids, to fulfill its charitable purposes that include helping underprivileged inner-city youth."

Khloe is clearly going after an "Outside the Lines" report that said there was NO evidence that any of the $2.2 million raised by the charity went towards cancer research, as the mission statement for the charity said it would. Instead, the report says a majority of the cash went towards two "elite" youth basketball teams.

During the "OTL" report, Lamar bizarrely explained, "It's my money" ... and now Khloe is trying to clear up Odom's comment ... saying her husband personally contributed "more than 90% of the money raised by the foundation."

She adds, "All of the funds donated by Lamar and the other contributions to Cathy’s Kids were used for one of the foundation’s intended charitable purposes. Not one penny went to help Lamar personally or any member of his family. No charitable funds were misused, and the IRS has repeatedly given Cathy’s Kids a clean bill of health, confirming that there were no improprieties."

"Cathy’s Kids was formed with several purposes in mind, including benefitting underprivileged youth and cancer research. A decision was ultimately made that the charity should focus on one of those purposes -- to help enrich the lives of underprivileged inner-city youth."

"It accomplished that goal. Cathy’s Kids helped fund multiple AAU basketball teams providing underprivileged youth with opportunities enriching their lives, providing financial support for coaching and travel to tournaments, helping inner-city youth on a path toward success and leading many participants to go on to college.”

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Dom The Mover    

"I am not a crook" Richard Nixon

464 days ago
2.

Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

All I hear is Nom, Nom, Nom.

464 days ago
3.

anony    

ALL lies, with no numbers and actual proof to back it up. Sorry, honey.
Do you think ESPN would go public with something they couldn't prove?

464 days ago
4.

SAY WHAT    

If ANY of you people are STUPID ENOUGH to be giving ONE DIME of your hard earned money to ANYTHING with the Kardashian name or associated with it, YOU DESERVE TO BE SCAMMED, just that simple. STOP BEING IDIOTS, look at how ALL THESE PEOPLE LIVE, how do you think THEY DO IT?

464 days ago
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awards    

Kardashians scammers, eh? Who'd a thunk it?

464 days ago
6.

george    

B. S. and he learned it from the karASSian

464 days ago
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GODFATHER    

Who cares nasty couple

464 days ago
8.

_Taterman    

Denial!!

464 days ago
9.

Cheri    

They need to seize there banks accounts until all the money is found, as well as all charities that cannot account for all monies, if they cannot account for all the money throw those celebrity's in jail.

464 days ago
10.

Mike44090    

At best, the foundation is misleading those who think they are donating to breast cancer research. If Lamar wanted to change the mission of the charity, he should have just started another foundation for a children's basketball charity. I don't think Lamar took any of the money for himself, I just think it's misleading.

464 days ago
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barnyardhumor    

This from a woman who last week was smelling her sister's private parts???????????

464 days ago
12.

vodka    

This family is as dirty as they come! Sorry Lamar, you sleep with the dogs, you get fleas! Khloe's puppet master (kris) is just putting spin control on this. Anything associated with Kardashian is trash!

464 days ago
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vodka    

This family is as dirty as they come! Sorry Lamar, you sleep with the dogs, you get fleas! Khloe's puppet master (kris) is just putting spin control on this. Anything associated with Kardashian is trash! They lie, steal and can't dress a fake baby bump (even with all their money)

464 days ago
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Harold Brown    

The ESPN report states that NO money was going to cancer research as stated that it would in the charity's mission statement. That's the fact and the bitch admitted such by saying charity donations went to a basketball league instead. Scam artists indeed. I posted the following on Khole's web site blog:

"So, the purpose of Cathy’s Kids is for the benefit of underprivileged youth and cancer research? As a cancer survivor, I am appalled that you and Lamar would choose basketball over cancer victims. Instead of sitting in the stands watching kids playing basketball, spend some time in the hospitals or doctor’s offices watching cancer patients having chemotherapy or radiation treatments. Then tell me which group actually deserves actual charitable contributions. Your choice absolutely disgusts me. Now let the Kardashian minions kiss your butts. I’m done with you."

Maybe others should take to her blog and express their feelings.

What a pathetic family!

464 days ago
15.

Leighton    

Anything remotely associated or has interacted with a Kardashian--including any used cutlery and the anyone who has ever inhaled air while in an immediate 30-ft radius--is inherently demonic. Hence, he's guilty by Kardashi-ation.

464 days ago
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