Lamar Odom admits to “dark time,” defends Kardashian after father’s criticism

September 25, 2013

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Lamar Odom spoke up Tuesday night on Twitter, saying that he is going through a “dark time and criticizing his father for an outburst he had directed at Odom’s wife, Khloe Kardashian.

Odom, a free agent, has rarely been seen or heard from since a series of troubling reports alleging drug use surfaced over the summer. In August, he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and briefly entered a rehab center. Earlier this month, he denied having a drug problem. In an interview with RadarOnline this week, his father, Joe, blamed the Kardashian family for Odom’s problems and and said that “those Kardashian women all are” controlling. Lamar Odom has alleged that his father is a heroin addict.

Here’s Lamar Odom’s tweet:

“Won’t continue 2 speak on this but I have got 2 let this out real quick,” Odom wrote in an expanded tweet. “I have let this man and many others get away with a lot of [expletive]. 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. 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! His own demons may be the ONLY thing he gave 2 me. He 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 out to everyone!”

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