June 10, 2012 01:05 PM by Melissa Stavarski
America’s Got Talent contestant Tim Poe was exposed as a fraud last week. On Monday night’s show, Tim Poe said he was injured by a grenade in Afghanistan and he claims he suffered various injuries, including a broken back and brain injury. But there’s no military record to support his story. What does Tim Poe have to say now that he’s been exposed as a fraud, con artist, liar, disgrace? What about the photo NBC showed of Poe in Afghanistan? Keep reading for all the details.
Tim Poe has apologized; however, he insists he didn’t lie to America.
Poe talked to WFAA-TV on Friday. He says, between sobs, ”I don’t feel like I’ve lied. That’s what’s driving me crazy, because I truly thought things have happened to me. I’m thinking, why have I for the last, over two years, believed things have happened to me and they might not have?”
He says his brain must have been scrambled after the grenade attack. Seriously, Poe?!?
Poe supplied NBC with a photo of a soldier named Sgt. Norman Bone, claiming it was himself. Is that a result of scrambled brains also? He says to WFAA-TV, “I was trying to hurry and get the picture to them. I did not take the time to really make sure. I apologize.” Again, he apologizes, but he does not admit he purposely supplied NBC with a photo that is not him.
Poe’s family are reportedly concerned about his state of mind. All signs point to – you should be, Poe’s family.
Two of America’s Got Talent judges speak out about Tim Poe. Howie Mandell says, “I was blown away that I was totally taken in. I’m really angry with the guy.” Meanwhile, new judge Howard Stern offered his opinion on his radio show. “You could be the most f—ed up liar on the planet, but you never lie about your military service,” he said. “This lie is so wrong on so many levels. This really sickens me.”
Where does Tim Poe stand on America’s Got Talent? That remains to be seen.
Two things are for sure. One,the America’s Got Talent background checkers should be fired. Two, if NBC allows Tim Poe to stay in the competition, he’s not going to be getting any votes from America.
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