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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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148 COMMENTS

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61.

Honey    

Funny, the ESPN report said exactly that. No money give to cancer research, all funding elite athletes. Elite athletes are not underprivileged, though some might come from under privileged backgrounds, once they prove their skills there's plenty of resources available for them. So, yeah, you just admitted the ESPN story was true.

546 days ago
62.

karen    

Unbelievable how far these people will go. To
take advantage of donations for children's cancer
is beyond any defense.
I hope they get prosecuted and exposed.

546 days ago
63.

krasovitz    

Only s***bags use cancer charity to launder money.... at least the mafia uses shady industries.

546 days ago
64.

SoManyIdiots    

Just think, Kim doesn't bang Ray J and film it, and there wouldn't have been any shows. But, yeah, thanks a lot Seacrest.

546 days ago
65.

Liz    

They may file the IRS paperwork that's required, but that doesn't amount to a clean bill of health. The state attorney general is the one to regulate registered charities and bring charges, and I hope they do.

546 days ago
66.

Parker    

Oh please kardashian whores are liars and will sy anything to worship their god...MONEY......ODOM IS A THIEF....AND A PATHEIC ONE THAT USED KIDS TO FILL HIS BANK ACCOUNT TO SUPPORT HIS FAT HO KHOLE....EVERY WORD THAT COMES FROM A KARDASHIAN WHORE IS JUST LIES ANY WAY....AAU EECEIVED NO MONEY...WHO DOCTORED THOSE PAPERS!

546 days ago
67.

Dobby    

This has trouble written all over it. Khloe you need to bail.

546 days ago
68.

thisisme3    

Bitch, YOU and your HUSBAND are the biggest scam artists ever along with your idiotic family. Nothing but a bunch of crooks using sick kids to make money.

546 days ago
69.

Kookla    

It makes no sense that aau would lie but then again you never really know. Lamar just seems like such a nice guy. It also doesn't make sense that he would lie. And stop phucking bashing Kloe you ugly haters she's doing what any good wife should do is defend her husband.

546 days ago
70.

Sue    

Shut up Khloe, You can't save you husband from
Bringing down your family , For once and for all !

Karma has finally caught up to your disgraceful selfish family, and there is NOTHING you can do
about it .

The fall-out has already started, BOYCOTT THE KARDASHIANS. !!!!!!!!

546 days ago
71.

EasilyHard    

Right Khloe, and the Kardashians have talent 2

546 days ago
72.

D    

Oh, so now apparently the charity is both, cancer and underprivileged kids, if I read this babble right. Sure, everyone believes you! Your whole family wouldn't know the truth if it smacked you in the head!

546 days ago
73.

ipyop    

• NASA Mulls Sending a Kardashian to Mars • http://bit.ly/U5wLpG

546 days ago
74.

LightJ    

Yeah, she would rush to defend and make excuses to make herself and family look good, instead of acknowledging they did something wrong. You say your charity is for cancer research and now it's for underprivileged kids too and now you want to focus on one but did your donors know all this before that?? I don't think so. If it is just for underprivileged kids, it should say that only. And now we find that it didn't even go to the AAU like you liars claim. Charity should be straight forward, not all these loops and excuses. That is already an indication you are not being honest, not to mention taking down all your charity bullsh*t from your ebay. Sick people.

546 days ago
75.

Looper73    

Isn't it cute how she tries to make us believe these were her words and not written by a publicist? We see you on TV, Khloe -- you talk in a baby voice and rarely use big-girl words.

546 days ago
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