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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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76.

D    

So who is the biggest liar, the Trashian family or Liho? I can't make up my mind!

570 days ago
77.

BOHOE    

Mama K 's church recently changed its name from life change to Ca. Community Church - services are held at the Sheraton Hotel ........ sound perfectly legit to me ....can I get a Hallelujah........ Kim supports her mother's church through her e bay store.... slut wear for god

570 days ago
78.

D    

Here's a feedback comment from Khlomar's Ebay store, a sale of $485.00:

Stoked to help raise $ for the non-profit org Cathy's Kids through this auction!

570 days ago
79.

jessup    

Khloe and Lamar are crooks. Lock them up.

570 days ago
80.

jwoolman    

The charity was undoubtedly set up as a way to fund Lamar's pet projects, getting him a charitable contribution tax deduction as the major contributor. That's innocent enough on the surface, but he needs to realize that he has to follow the rules for legal charities. They still have to account for all of the money, and need to change their mission statement if he really isn't sending any of it to fund cancer research and it's (hopefully) all being used to fund his athletics projects. They did raise some of the money from other donors, who might be a tad ticked that they were misled about the actual allocation of funds. If he's been taking advice from Mama Ten Percent, though- heaven help him! She even set up her own church to get a tax deduction for "contributions", as well as other charities with murky accounting for the funds and paying her Krew for various functions.

570 days ago
81.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

so did any of the ballplayers have cancer?

570 days ago
82.

Mel    

The "update" sounds like a whole lot of back pedaling to me!! If they are not hiding anything why did they delete their "items on EBAY" that read portions of the monies will go to Cathy's kids, someone please investigate how dare they fraud kids with cancer!!!

570 days ago
83.

John T.    

Just read she was selling her USED Bigfoot sports bra on Ebay? Who in the hell wants someone's used under clothes? Worth a million and all she can find to sucker someone into buying her crap and it's used? These people will do anything and I mean anything for a buck. How cheap can someone get. Whole family is a f'n joke.

570 days ago
84.

John T.    

Just read she was selling her USED whookie sports bra on Ebay? Who in the hell wants someone's used under clothes? Worth a million and all she can find to sucker someone into buying her crap and it's used? These people will do anything and I mean anything for a buck. How cheap can someone get. Whole family is a f'n joke.

570 days ago
85.

Kylee    

Let's hope the IRS checks out EVERYTHING KarTRASHian !!!

570 days ago
86.

Whome?    

Of course the "source," Fat Mike can take care of everything. So where's the money trail, TMZ?

570 days ago
87.

chris    

s***bags

570 days ago
88.

TPF    

Pathetic man if that is what you want to call him. Ask his first family what they call him. A thug and a tramp!

570 days ago
89.

TJ    

On top of that, TMZ is shielding KIM KARDASHIAN against any public scrutiny. What a disservice you are doing your readers, TMZ! We keep you in business, yet you continue to protect Kardashian!!

570 days ago
90.

STFU    

How pathetiic of this ugly lowlife and his ugly wife to claim they made donations , when they put the $ in their POCKETS.

Karma is a MF.

570 days ago
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