Khloe Fights Back

Khloe Kardashian is speaking out against the rumor's surrounding Lamar Odom's Cathy's Kids charity.

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Khloe Kardashian is standing by her man.

The 28-year-old is lashing out against reports that Lamar Odom is running a fraudulent charity for underprivileged children, called Cathy's Kids, in honor of his late mother.

According to ESPN, the charity Odom, 33, founded has not given any profits to related causes since its creation in 2004 despite raising an estimated $2.2 million.

Kardashian, who's been married to Odom since 2009, couldn't bear to watch by the sidelines as allegations heated up, so she's addressing the claims on her Celebuzz blog.

The Los Angeles Clippers forward's wife writes on her website:

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.

The millions of dollars personally contributed by Lamar constituted more than 90% of the money raised by the foundation. 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. No charitable funds were misused, and the IRS has repeatedly given Cathy’s Kids a clean bill of health, confirming that there were no improprieties.

Cathy’s Kids was formed with several purposes in mind, including benefitting underprivileged youth and cancer research. A decision was ultimately made that the charity should focus on one of those purposes — to help enrich the lives of underprivileged inner-city youth. It accomplished that goal. Cathy’s Kids helped fund multiple AAU basketball teams providing underprivileged youth with opportunities enriching their lives, providing financial support for coaching and travel to tournaments, helping inner-city youth on a path toward success and leading many participants to go on to college.

What are your thoughts on the latest allegations against Odom? Weigh in below.

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  • greeneyeddoll423

    Actually, MISSJANENC, "bear" is correct in this case. Get your facts straight before ripping on someone. It's embarrassing and makes you look bad. Here are some example since you don't know the difference: "I couldn't BEAR to do it;" "I will BARE all;" "The BEAR is in the forest."

  • rjnadeau

    First of all, these two are a great couple. They love, respect and support each other. Kudos to Khloe for supporting her husband in a positive and professional manner. Kudos also to Lamar for starting Cathy's Kids and working make a difference. I hope to someday find the same type of mature and loving relationship. Keep doing what you're doing .. and focusing on the real important things .. each other and family. :)

  • ghirschler

    I wouldn't even try to defend Lamar. You shouldn't have to answer to anybody about it! I think you're great people with a bg heart. Propps to Lamar for creating ths charity for underpriveleged kids and even donating his own money to it! Who are they to have the right to question Lamar as to where all the money has gone. Much Love for both of you...~Hugs~

  • missjanenc

    What is even more disturbing is the author's inability to distinguish between bare and bear.

  • Tress Brown
    Tress Brown

    Ummm, Khloe and Lamar got married in 2009. Lamar rep first responded to the NYDN with his statement and then she followed up with the same message. I'm glad she stayed strong and allowed his people to take care of things and then she did what she does best. Cheerlead from the sidelines to show her support. This shows that she respects him as the head of her home. Hope they continue to do work for under privilege youth and not let the nasty accusations stop them. The world needs more people to care about others.