Friday, June 8, 2012
Accusations of lying against "America's Got Talent" contestant Timothy Poe are getting deeper and deeper
The singer made headlines this week when he appeared on the talent show and told of injuries he received -- including his stuttering condition -- while serving in Afghanistan. Then the details of those iunjuries were called in to question by members of the Minnesota National guard with whom he served..
On Wednesday, the singer conceded he was not sure about the details he outlined on the show. He also admitted to lying about receiving a purple heart and a bronze star.
"It may not have happened exactly how I explained because I don't remember a whole bunch," Poe said.
On Thursday, the allegations steepened when it was revealed that a photo shown on "America's Got Talent" supposedly depicting Poe in service actually is of someone else.
The photo is apparently of staff Sgt. Norman Bone, who told TMZ, he first heard about the photo from his ex-wife who was watching "AGT." Bone thought it was part of a tribute to the troops and didn't think twice about it.
Tuesday night, someone Bone served with in Afghanistan sent him a message on Facebook suggesting he watch the "AGT" segment, which he did online.
And he's not happy.
Bone -- who currently serves in El Paso, Texas, -- said "First thing that came to my mind was 'Why would this lying son of a (expletive) do this? I'm absolutely furious. Been seeingred all day."
Bone says he's never even heard of Timothy Poe, and he's going to meet with the Army legal department to explore his options.
The photo in question was originally posted on the U.S. Department of Defense website, with the caption, "U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Norman Bone directs movement as his patrol turns around on a narrow path in the mountains of Parwan province in Afghanistan on Oct. 25, 2006."
Timothy Poe has insisted from the beginning his story is legit. He hasn't commented publicly about the snafu.
A rep for FreemantleMedia -- the production company behind "AGT" -- told TMZ "We sincerely apologize to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Norman Bone for using a photo of him in our story on Tim Poe. It was supplied to us by Tim and used on the show in good faith. It has now been removed and will not be used again."
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