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Lamar Odom

The REASON Robert Shapiro Took the Case

9/3/2013 9:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kris Jenner quarterbacked the move to get attorney Robert Shapiro involved in representing Lamar Odom in his DUI case for one big reason ... and it's not about the criminal case.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Kris went to Shapiro because of his personal experience with drug addiction.

Shapiro's 24-year-old son Brent died of a drug overdose in 2005 -- and Shapiro has been involved with drug addiction foundations and charities ever since.

We're told Kris wants Shapiro to not just represent him in the DUI case -- which frankly is a case that will almost certainly end in probation and license suspension -- but she wants him to become a voice, urging Lamar to seek help. 

As we previously reported, Khloe and the rest of the Kardashian clan have been unsuccessful in persuading Lamar to go to rehab

We're told ... although Kris has asked Shapiro to represent Lamar -- and Shapiro has agreed -- Robert told her he would not take the case unless Lamar is open to treatment.


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1.

fenuchi    

Anti-Krist Jenner always has ulterior motives.

364 days ago
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jeannie22    

OMG will they ever go away?

364 days ago
3.

Johnny Carcinoma    

How much are the Kartrashians paying TMZ for this blow-by-blow coverage of their talentless and shallow lives?

364 days ago
4.

goldenshoes    

TMZ! Change your name to KMZ already!

364 days ago
5.

Pudding Tang    

The eye wear is appropriately ignorant.

364 days ago
6.

RY    

Representing odom for the drug case cause his son died from drugs, so he's going to help him skate the charge? That's called enabling and obviously Shapiro didn't learn anything from his son.

364 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Are we sure she didn't sleep with him for the favor?

364 days ago
8.

Gary    

Hey you stupid ugly woman.....your show to cancelled because you are horrible, so quit trying to re invent yourself as a savior....everyone knows you pay Harvey to ruin Lamar's life and make your family look good....
WHICH NO ONE IS BUYING...YOU ARE PIGS,

364 days ago
9.

janet    

First of all Odom had to approach Shapiro and Shapiro would need to agree. Jenner has nothing to do with anything except throwing this man under the bus and trying to play good guy to save face. She isn't fooling anyone.

Shapiro also has alot of business dealings with the Kardashians.

364 days ago
10.

Joao    

STOP LYING!!!
The Californian Celebrity Courts will twist and turn the "law" to find a way to get Lamar the Worm off the hook. The dude was high. END OF STORY
But the OTHER reason is, he's in hot water with his career and has to get the charged modified or something or he's SOL.

364 days ago
11.

BEEJ    

Yo Lamar, pass the rock!!! Er wait...

364 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Yeah right. Lamar needs to get away from these people. Shapiro couldn't help his own son because he has the OJ defense team curse on his back. There is no escaping that karma.

364 days ago
13.

Kev the Realist    

Momm api9mp needs to mind her own fr$$kin business. Lamar is not a child and although the she devil Chris thinks she is smart enough to control everything, she needs to stay the hell out of this situation. Shapiro cannot be that desperate for clients. If he is he needs to tell Chris to get lost and represent Lamar ONLY if he wants him and wants his help. If Lamar is an addict and doesn't think he needs help Shapiro nor anyone else will be able to help him. if I was part of this family ( the KRAPTRAHSIAN's I'd tell Mom Chris to eff OFF.

364 days ago
14.

ams165    

Can this dumb media hore ever shut up????? She's involved in everybody's business. ..

364 days ago
15.

arealrascal    

Bobby Shapiro needs to get Lamar the hell away from the KarTRASHians... Can LegalZoom help him do that?

364 days ago
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