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Tim Poe Update: Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire. They’re Probably Not Even His Pants.

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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4 Responses to “Tim Poe Update: Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire. They’re Probably Not Even His Pants.”

  1. JBHK1955 Says:
    June 10th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    They should bring the guy out on stage and the first ten rows should be filled withe service people who have sustained real injuries and every one of them should be able to give him a piece of their minds. I’d watch that. Come on, when the guy walked off stage, he wasn’t stuttering. That should have been a clue. Stolen Valor is despicable.

  2. David Pfister Says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 12:38 am

    It makes me sick that this guy is still getting sympathy from some gullible viewers. Some believe his story that he is confused about what the reality of what happened is or they think that he has other issues that caused him to lie. This guy knows exactly what he is doing and what he did. He lied to receive glory and take the financial rewards available from good hearted people. And he is continuing to lie to gain sympathy so he can get away with it. He is using peoples unwillingness to believe someone would purposely lie and continue to lie even after being caught. He intentionally uses peoples trust in the ultimate goodness of human nature to continue his attempt to receive sympathy. He is a con man.

  3. Richard Says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    I believe he did have 9 or so years of military service, but he threw in a half lie about the grenade and stuttering. Still, that is outrageous. And he didn’t stutter at all when he was talking to Nick after the audition…

  4. Iraq Veteran Says:
    June 27th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I know the guy and I think is crazy insane what he did. In one article I read that he is an Iraq war veteran and he in fact is not. He was never in Iraq. I am glad that he was cut this week from the show but I wish it was recorded after this scandal broke out so we could’ve seen the judges and other contestants go off on him. I know a lot of men and women that did risk their lives for their fellow service members and they are all very upset with this whole situation which they should be. I have been in the army for nine years and Have been deployed. I would never claim that I did something that I didn’t do and take something away from the real heros that deserve the credit for risking their lives. I am truly ashamed of myself for ever knowing or being involved with such an awful person.

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