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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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46.

chilly    

if she loved her husband so much why does her fathers name come before Odom? did you think that fake diet pill thing was selling out because you advertised it? lol

514 days ago
47.

2idiots    

ever notice how the Trash-Kan-Klan only uses social media to "fight back" - nothin' says the gloves are off like a TWEET

514 days ago
48.

Penny    

maybe this is why CBS Sports was chasing her and Kim that one day
LOL!!!

514 days ago
49.

Lulu    

my theory is that she might have gotten some lipo done with that cash, she has kind of lost some weight and why couldn't she drop half a pound before?

514 days ago
50.

arale norimaki    


I'm watching this glorified porn star sister wondering how someone can get so caught up in a work of fiction...

514 days ago
51.

Wonderone    

What she really should have written was, "Here is the statement from our attorneys/PR machine". Nice cut and paste job, Khloe.

514 days ago
52.

2idiots    

Yesterday TMZ had picture of Khloe on a story (about this issue) and he actually LOOKED like a FEMALE!

514 days ago
53.

2idiots    

If you want to help children battling cancer - Support St Jude's Children's Hospital.
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514 days ago
54.

Tommy    

More issues associated with Kardashian Trash.... Money thieving Whore Family.......

514 days ago
55.

Meyersmedley     

I would be willing to bet that these words are from someone else. Sorry to say, but I'm not sure the Kardashians are capable of forming an intelligent sentence. It would hurt their brain just too much.

514 days ago
56.

2idiots    

When the Shyt really hits the fan you KNOW the Trash-Kan-Klan will throw Lamar under the bus and turn around and run for the hills.
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You KNOW the Pimp had her hand in this idea...it just reeks of her "style"

514 days ago
57.

IndyMike    

Then prove it. It's that easy. The IRS is so far behind and doesn't have the resources. This sadly happens w most charities. All these rich folks have charities not bc they want to but for tax purposes only. It's a scam. And any Kardashian has zero credibility.

514 days ago
58.

luckycat    

HE JUST LIKES TO F..K SASQUATCH
AKA (BIG FOOT,NO TALENT,COW)KARDASHIAN

514 days ago
59.

TJ    

CANCEL the KARDASHIANS! Enough of their chicanery- trickery!

514 days ago
60.

TJ    

BOYCOTT RYAN SEACREST for his affiliation with the trash family. Give it up SEACREST- the cash cow is dead! CANCEL, CANCEL the Kardashian chiselers!

514 days ago
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