June 06, 2012 01:14 PM by Melissa Stavarski
Tim Poe walked onto the America’s Got Talent stage on Monday with a story to rival the saddest of sob stories. Poe’s sad story and sweet voice won over the America’s Got Talent judges. America was buzzing about Tim Poe Tuesday morning. Anyone who watches shows like America’s Got Talent and American Idol knows sad tales sell votes. (Danny Gokey, anyone?) But did America Get Had? Turns out, in Poe’s case, this sad story might be a big fat lie. Keeping reading for the details and then sound off in the comments.
Tim Poe’s life according to Tim Poe – The war veteran suffered brain damage and developed a stutter after being hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan. As if that isn’t gut wrenching enough, Tim adds, he suffered these injuries because he put himself in the line of fire to help his fellow troops. Certainly that’s worthy of a Purple Heart.
Amazingly/allegedly, Tim’s singing voice isn’t affected by his stutter.
That’s Tim’s story according to Tim. However, reports are starting to surface that suggest Poe’s story doesn’t match military records. A spokesman for the National Guard tells the Associated Press, “We looked very closely at his record. We did not find something to substantiate what he said.” Also, there’s no record of Poe earning a Purple Heart.
Adding insult to injury, Poe’s ex-wife claims Poe has neither a stutter nor a sad story to tell.
Thus far, NBC isn’t commenting on the accusations.
What do you think RTVM? Is Tim Poe a fraud?
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