Tim Poe defends against fake war injury charges as evidence mounts
Tim Poe has been through hell this week ever since the Minnesota National Guard issued a statement Tuesday that the singer was not injured in a grenade blast in Afghanistan as Poe had claimed the day before on America's Got Talent.
Poe's Facebook fan page was hit with negative comments. His ex-wife, Kelly Ballard, said Poe may have developed a 'feel sorry for me stutter' and then later told the New York Post her former husband was abusive and that she once had him arrested.
Olson said in a statement that he has personally reviewed the documents Poe provided to the media, none of which are new to the National Guard, and that he has also received comments regarding the documents from professionals at the Minnesota National Guard's Office of the State Surgeon.
"After researching documents Mr. Poe provided media, he appears to lack the required justification to conclusively prove his injuries are combat-related,"Olson said in the statement. "Absent this lack of supporting justification, it's impossible to prove Mr. Poe's injuries resulted from combat action."
Olson did say, however, that if Poe has additional information to support his claims, the Minnesota National Guard will welcome it and that the guard will also continue to investigate and, if appropriate, pursue a correction to Poe's medical records and status.
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