April 04, 2013 08:04 AM by Lisa Princ
We recently learned about a potential charity scam involving Lamar Odom, in which he’s accused of not giving any cancer entity a dime from the $2.2 million dollars he collected. However, you certainly did not expect the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star to keep quiet on this, did you? Khloe Kardashian has come forward and is standing up for her man, denying that Lamar Odom is a scam artist!
After the news broke of Lamar Odom’s potential charity scam, we have all been waiting for a statement from Odom, or his wife, Khloe Kardashian. Well, now we’ve got one! Khloe Kardashian is insisting that her husband is no scam artist. Khloe took to her website to vent: “It is unfortunate that my husband has been the target of an attack on athletes’ charities, although he has personally contributed approximately $2.2 million to his foundation, Cathy’s Kids, to fulfill its charitable purposes that include helping underprivileged inner-city youth.”
During ESPN’s Outside The Lines investigation, they claimed that the charity really existed to finance two elite youth basketball travel teams. ESPN also says that of the $2.2 million raised, $1.3 million went to those teams, and that somewhere around $70K per year went to a staff member at Cathy’s kids.
And Khloe went on to claim that none of the funds were misused in any way, adding: “All of the funds donated by Lamar and the other contributions to Cathy’s Kids were used for one of the foundation’s intended charitable purposes. Not one penny went to help Lamar personally or any member of his family.”
In the past, Khloe has claimed that Cathy’s kids was started to focus on making a positive impact in the lives of under-privileged children as well as targeting cancer. Perhaps this is nothing more than a huge misunderstanding?
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