Lamar Odom Defends The Kardashians, Slams ‘Absent’ Father
First Published: September 25, 2013 10:47 AM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Lamar Odom is speaking out and defending wife Khloe and the Kardashian family after his father said his son would be “better off” without the reality TV clan.
“Won’t continue 2 speak on this but I have got 2 let this out real quick. I have let this man and many others get away with a lot of s**t,” Lamar wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night.
According to the basketball player, his father, Joe, was not present during his childhood.
“He wasn’t there 2 raise me. He was absent ALL of my life due to his own demons. My mother and grandmother raised me. Queens raised me. For the first time since they left, came a blessing of a FAMILY that I married into. FAMILY,” Lamar continued. “That man wasn’t even invited to my wedding. He has never met my mother in law and some of my other family. How can a man who has NOT once called me to check on my well being have the nerve to talk so recklessly about his own ‘son’. He is my downfall!”
The athlete then opened up about facing his own “dark time,” which he says Khloe and the Kardashian family have helped him with.
Adding, “His own demons may be the ONLY thing he gave 2 me. He [is] disrespecting the ONLY FAMILY that has loved me without expecting anything in return. They are the ONLY ones that have been here consistently 4 me during this dark time. Only person 2 blame is myself. Say what you want about me but leave the ones who have done nothing but protect and love me out of this! This goes to out to everyone!”
-- Jesse Spero
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