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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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91.

kansas1950    

Just another script for their tanking-in-the-ratings TV show.

511 days ago
92.

zeb    

My stepson played AAU bball in LA and his team was sponsored by Lamar. Funds helped with shoes, uniforms, travel, and hotels. These travel ball teams are very expensive for the parents and Lamar and other pros donate so that the teams can compete statewide and nationally. For example, a parent can easily spend $1500 per month for travel ball. Team expenditures also include rent for practice courts and tournament fees. These leagues give young players the experience and exposure for their high school, college, and possible professional careers. I am grateful for Lamar's help. His help allowed my stepson go to one of the best high schools in the country and get a college scholarship. BTW... my stepson's mom is a cancer survivor. I hope Lamar gets the help he needs to run his charity properly and so that he can continue to help kids.

511 days ago
93.

sophiastormy    

Not buying the trashdian, lies. They help themselves to cash. That entire family are greedy hoes... period

511 days ago
94.

sophiastormy    

Why did it take her this long? If this was her sisters problem she would have twitter ranted about it in less than she could wipe her axe. Lamar and her are over. She's only about that trash she calls family.

511 days ago
95.

TXCinderella    

Because basketball for poor kids is so much more important than cancer research. : (

511 days ago
96.

Jen    

Please this charity is just a damn tax shelter!! Just like they "donate" 10% to their church. Which by the way is founded by their pimp of a mother, so in reality that $$ just goes right back to the family tax free!!!

511 days ago
97.

Waka Waka Waka    

Bye Bye Cathy's kids...waka waka wakaaaa

511 days ago
98.

tcidda    

mostly everything the Karbashians are involved in is a SCAM.

510 days ago
99.

Tammy    

She's basically admitting it happened but trying to justify it but saying they could have used it for Cancer Research or for underprivileged inner-city youth. However chances are most people donated thinking it was going to be used for Cancer Research they didn't donate for the underprivileged youth. Sort of a Bait-and-switch scam.

510 days ago
100.

Heidi    

This "reality" family is SO FAR from reality it a joke!

510 days ago
101.

PJ    

The Kardashian's are a bunch of gypsy women using every trick they can for fame and money. Don't think for a minute they care about any one/thing except themselves.

510 days ago
102.

PureRadiance    

Oh boy, Katfashian DRAMA. Again! Please stop giving these idiot people media attention. Then maybe, just maybe they will fade away. One can only hope!!!!

509 days ago
103.

Regina    

He may have started that charity with good intentions, but once he got hooked up with the grifter family, then he probably did. He probably saw how they did things and took a page from their playbook. Kloe has no credibility, so nobody is going to believe a word she says.
He also probably started dipping when he lost his jobs, because of his wife.

509 days ago
104.

CatieMay    

No, he's not. YOU are Khloe, you and your entire family have brought Lamar down to your level. His career is in the tank because of you. His social standing is tanking because of you. His relationship with his children is in the tank because of you. IT'S YOU Khloe!

507 days ago
105.

southernpride    

Ppl kill me. who r u to judge anyone God is the only true judge. Didn't ur parents teach u any manners. If u can't say anything nice don't say anything at all.

505 days ago
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