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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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16.

buzz kill    

Yeah, and he would never cheat on her either.

566 days ago
17.

Sherron    

Americans need to close their pocket books when it comes to charity. My father and I used to give to the Disabled Vets. We found out only 10% actually gets to the vets. The rest goes to administration costs. This really saddened me, because I believe strongly in supporting the vets. I only give now to St Jude's hospital because they actually use the vast majority of the money for the kids and their families. We Americans are way too generous and not thinking about where does this money actually go? Remember after 9/11 the government found out some so called children's charity which had made millions was actually a terrorist group!

566 days ago
18.

Norma Desomd    

She just admitted that no funds went to cancer victims! What an idiot! Let her duke it out with the IRS. Of course she is speaking for her "Lammy".....vile.

566 days ago
19.

who dat    

Who you going to believe, ESPN or a family famous for being pee'd on. I rest my case.

566 days ago
20.

RudeGal    

She is full of shyt. Like I would believe anything that dribbled out if her fat mouth. PS: She should really keep her man in check. He was trying to get in my pants at the club and thought I would just sleep with him because of who he was. Kept trying to touch me with his hands all night. I was not interested, but if he would be that open with me, he clearly cheats on this pig he is married to.

566 days ago
21.

buxxy    

God, will someone please make these two go away....

566 days ago
22.

Bob    

kloe states that 90% of the money given to charity is odoms. So you are saying that you guys just scammed 10% of the people. So you are just ten percent s*** of the earth. I guess the charity is like kloe 10% kardashian

566 days ago
23.

Philo Beddoe    

I watched it the day this came on and it is pretty apparent by Lamar's childish reactions and as mentioned,"It is my money....it is my money!" comment that this is his personal piggy bank to help bankroll top flight AAU players and whatnot. It isn't like he is helping out poor underpriveledged basketball youth. I doubt any money has went to anything involving cancer and judging by Lamar's comments, I don't believe the idiot believes it matters because people have gave HIM money and he can do what he wants with it. Not to mention, there is no talk about the guy running the charity pulling down nearly 75, 000 a year out of its coffers. Lamar nor that guy wanted to talk about that. Screw charities. Get involved directly with something where you see with your own eyes the results of what you are doing.

566 days ago
24.

Laura    

The mission statement says they are "committed to help causes that are focused on finding a cure for cancer and helping people who suffer from the disease". But not one dime went to cancer. Lamar and Khloe are both scam artists.

566 days ago
25.

She's baaaack    

No one can say for sure who her father is but since she's been having face work done her mother's half-monkey genes are really beginning to surface.

566 days ago
26.

Jackie    

People should also look into Kris Kardashian Jenners CHURCH she owns/runs. I know Kim has said she gives 10% of her money to church..this church.....aren't churches tax exempt??...hmmmmm interesting.

566 days ago
27.

Cricket    

Whatever. Khloe is a professional scam artist. Why should we take her word, of course she'll deny and defend him. There's honor among thieves.

566 days ago
28.

XXX    

No more "news" stories ab

566 days ago
29.

Vernon P. Alarcon    

3. Please don't procreate.....let the genes die in you

566 days ago
30.

Horndog    

Who is the guy next to OJ Simpson's illegitimate daughter?

566 days ago
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