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Lamar Odom

AAU Basketball DENIES

Receiving ANY Charity Donations

4/3/2013 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lamar Odom's charity, Cathy's Kids, never donated a single dollar to the AAU basketball program ... despite L.O.'s claims ... at least that's what the president of the Amateur Athletic Union tells TMZ.

We spoke to Henry Forrest ... who tells us, "Cathy’s Kids has never donated to us. They have never, ever contributed to us. On Sunday morning it was mentioned that Cathy’s Kids has contributed to AAU Basketball teams ... that is an incorrect statement."

Forrest is responding to the "Outside the Lines" report, in which ESPN showed documents seemingly proving $1.3 million of the $2.2 raised by the charity was donated to "AAU team sponsorship."

When asked about the specific programs Cathy's Kids helps to support, Odom told the reporter, "A lot through AAU basketball in my neighborhood where I come from in South Jamaica, Queens."

But Forrest tells TMZ it's simply not true -- though he does say it's possible Odom used the money to finance an independent local team that was allowed to participate in AAU events.

“It is possible that Cathy’s Kids sponsored [an independent] team that registered to play in an AAU event. But teams like this only register to play in our events, they are not affiliated with AAU."

Forrest explains, "AAU doesn’t have anything to do with local organizations that put together independent teams.  We don’t manage those teams or deal with those local teams put together. They only register to play."

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11:15 AM PT -- A source close to Lamar has confirmed what the AAU president suspected, telling us, “Lamar had teams he funded for their expenses for AAU sanctioned events. Money did not go directly to the AAU, it went directly to the teams for their expenses.”

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46.

Nicole    

I'm not surprised by this at all, this man had several children with a woman he never bothered to marry, he could careless that those children are coined as illegitimate. If he can't man the F up for his own children why would he for other peoples?

566 days ago
47.

Cricket    

Money mismanagement and fraud. Kardashian staples. Lie and get rich. I wish people would stop buying their cheap crap. They are irresponsible, self-serving idiots.

566 days ago
48.

Kookla    

Why would the charity lie about not receiving donations. Makes no sense. I believe the charity

566 days ago
49.

Kookla    

I believe aau. Why would they lie what would be the reason makes no sense

566 days ago
50.

thisisme3    

Busted bitches! Odumbass got caught.

566 days ago
51.

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

What is the big deal here? What is the story? That he used his own money to do what exactly? He didn't use it for himself - he put it into this charity organization and it did in fact benefit others.

It was mostly all HIS money to begin with.

So what is the story? I don't get it. Tax deduction? The money was not used personally.

So what is the story? Please, explain what is the story? It was mostly all his money to begin with.

566 days ago
52.

janet    

Oh cut the crap this is con plain and simple and they got caught.


Oh please this is the Kardashians there is always a con and scam.


Just like when the Kardashians used the Haiti earthquake and tsunami as a charity tax right off. They were not even close to Port-Au-Prince or any other areas affected by the quake.


They were hundreds of miles away on a shopping spree. Who the hell wares 3-4 inch heels claiming to be helping. The only charity was the tax right off in their pockets. Now cancer.


How is anyone surprised over this.

566 days ago
53.

She's baaaack    

No worries. Kris probably got the whole ball rolling to begin with. She's probably making calls and lining every single accuser up as I type this, offering sex from her, her pregnant daughter, her underage daughters, or her husband for charges to be brushed under the rug. No worries.

566 days ago
54.

TJ    

CANCEL the Kardashian reality(?) show--- simple.

566 days ago
55.

Julies    

There is a difference between being a charity and being a generous donor.

566 days ago
56.

Menace to society     

He's as fragile as a fortune cookie he will start playing horrible for the clippers now & lose complete focus

566 days ago
57.

lrb5    

How about checking Sean Hannity's charity? He received $250k for speaking engagements! How much did Vets get? Investigate that!!

566 days ago
58.

kitnplayn    

NOT REALLY SURPRISED THAT THE KARDASHIAN NETWORK WOULD SET UP BOGUS CHARITIES SO THEY COULD MARKET THEMSELVES AS GENEROUS [SNICKER]. THIS IS A FAMILY THAT STARTED THEIR PATH TO WEALTH BY DEFENDING O J SIMPSON WHEN HE SLAUGHTERED HIS EX-WIFE AND HER FRIEND. SINCE THEY LIKE TO PROFIT OFF OTHER'S PEOPLE'S TRAGEDIES...AND FAKE CHARITIES...THEY SHOULD BE OSTRICIZED BY SOCIETY. THEY ARE STEALING FROM YOUR VICTIMS, AMERICA.

566 days ago
59.

Throwback kid    

Maybe it's time the IRS investigate the entire Kardashian clan? The Dash stores have about 5 items in each store, do they even function as a real store or do they wash unclaimed cash for the Kardashians? Lamar is as bad as the rest of them, he always has an excuse, where is the money? The Kardashian family never pass on a chance to screw people

566 days ago
60.

LightJ    

Wow, so what now Lamar and Khloe? What bullsh*t excuse are we going to hear this time?? I'm sorry but if you say that this portion went to the AAU, then it should have not anything else, not independent teams that have nothing to do with AAU. I mean the lies just keep unfolding, what sad people. I mean have they even found what happened to the rest of the money?? That hasn't even been explained. There is no explanation any of them can give at this point. If you make a f*cking charity for CANCER RESEARCH, then it should go to such, not some special basketball teams, whatever it was and now we find it didn't even go to them from the AAU, like Odom and Khloe are screaming. You disgusting liars. How sad and pathetic you are, hopefully karma hits you and your family like a mother ****er. And you know what? It's about time.

566 days ago
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