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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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76.

Jeff    

they should just keep quite, everything they say about this charity turns out to be a lie, first no money went to cancer research or helping children with cancer, then Odem says it went to fund underprivliged kids in the AAU but the AAU says they never recieved one penny...what they have done is really catch the attention of the IRS...here comes a very serious investigation by the Feds, anyone who decieves the public to solicit donations for a scam charity needs to be prosecuted

515 days ago
77.

Gravity's Silhouette    

So basically the best thing you can say about this charity is that it was so incompetently run that it needed Lamar Odom to constitute 90% of its funding because it could not secure outside money, and at worst it was a front for money-laundering. There's absolutely no upside to this story. It is all bad. Like everything else that comes in contact with a Karda****urd, this charity is degraded, worthless, and morally bankrupt.

515 days ago
78.

My 2 Cents    

Did anyone else catch what a manipulator Khole is attempting to be? Lamar is being thrown under the bus (and possibly rightfully so) even with her denial. When this story first broke although his charity THEY BOTH had items listed on Ebay that supposedly benefited this charity. Now those items are gone. Why if nothing improper has been done. Items won on Ebay were sent with a note of thanks by Khole AND Lamar. In her own little way she is distancing herself as much as possible all while trying to pretend to be the supportive wife. Well played Khole your mother has surly taught you some things...but we see you.

515 days ago
79.

Vivian    

This ENTIRE FAMILY'S wealth ( except for Bruce) is derived from a VERY GRAPHIC SEX TAPE starring and marketed by Kim. Does this bother any one of them when they look at their bank accounts or drive by a homeless person in their $100k cars. The irony is so palpable it's sick. Of course, we all contributed to their disgusting lifestyle and obscene display of $20k purses and a $750k car as a gift. Most intelligent people have nothing to do with this family. Truth...they are pariah amongst people with talent and a brain. STOP WATCHING and lining their wallets. Now this, please, it's probably one of many shell organizations designed to hide money from the IRS.

515 days ago
80.

BECKER    

A stellar recommendation from one of the Kartrashian FAME WHORES. She wouldn't know right from wrong if it hit her in her Fat A$$

515 days ago
81.

pat    

MESSAGE TO KHLOE


Your hubby might not be a scam artist


(although I doubt. He is hanging out with your family after all)


but your family is famous for being scam artistSSS.


Wouldn't surprise me one bit if the Pimp was behing this.

515 days ago
82.

nonameme    

He contributed 90% of the money - that makes it a tax shelter. That is what he meant when he said "it is MY money". money laundering.

515 days ago
83.

STFUP    

"her husband personally contributed "more than 90% of the money raised by the foundation.""
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So what!? That's not the issue here. The issue is that virtually ALL of that money (once the 'charity' had it) went for basketball crap and virtually none went for cancer reasearch!

515 days ago
84.

sfm61350    

Accounting has no gray area. Numbers never lie, people do. Money did not go where it was meant.

515 days ago
85.

sfm61350    

If her husband gave 90 percent to charity, he enjoyed a write off. But did the money go where it was meant? No.

515 days ago
86.

Yup    

ALL Whoretrashians are thieves, liars, grifters & scam artists. It doesn't surprise me at all that this bitch has involved her husband in her fraudulent behavior...

515 days ago
87.

JLS    

This reply coming from a member of the biggest scam artist family in the USA. That's funny, Khloe! Your sister even married somebody for 72 days in order to boost ratings and scam us into thinking it was a real marriage. Go away...!!!!

515 days ago
88.

Yup    

Every time the wookie opens her mouth, she shows the world what a complete & utter lying dumbass she is.


So, to sum up what she said, the children's cancer charity with her husbands name on it decided instead of giving money to cancer research like they're chartered, they instead gave the money to kids basketball teams. I wonder if they bothered to tell the cancer donors that was their goal all along. Also, per do***ents obtained by Yahoo sports, the charity provided a $70k/year salary to Odom's best man at his wedding; was this disclosed when they were soliciting donations?


All whoretrashians are crooks, liars, grifters and thieves. Too bad the wookie has infected her husband with her greed disease. I hope the IRS disallows the tax exempt status of this fake charity, and they have to pay taxes on this fake income deduction...

515 days ago
89.

RobinD323    

You can knock this up to the Kardashian Kurse. Every since greed took them over they're involved in daily controversy. Kris Jenner is a greedy wench along with Kim. They would rob the penny's off of a blind man! I HATE- HATE- Greedy people who think they're elite royals in the U.S. The Kardashian's BLOW-

515 days ago
90.

palermo    

Who do you believe: a Kardashian
or anybody else in the entire world?

I know which one I think is the liar

515 days ago
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