Khloe Kardashian is defending her husband. Earlier this week, we reported that Lamar Odom’s foundation, Cathy’s Kids, has given no money to cancer research as promised in the charity’s mission statement. Khloe Kardashian is defending her husband Lamar Odom and insisted he has never misused any funds raised through his charity. Check out Khloe’s statement about the charity scandal below:
“There are some finicky people in this world! People thrive off hate! I am fueled by LOVE and POSITIVITY. Peace to those who only know hate.”
Just before, she also sent out this official statement, via her personal blog:
“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.”