Lamar Odom Denies TMZ Reports That He ‘Ambushed’ Khloe Kardashian
Update, 8/13: Lamar Odom has responded to TMZ's report that he harassed ex-wife Khloe Kardashian outside an L.A. gym, calling the site out directly for what he feels is biased coverage.
"Y’all beat me down, degraded me," the visibly frustrated Odom told a TMZ cameraman. "I’m a womanizer, a f---king drug addict and everything. I probably couldn’t even get f---ing hired by Home Depot right now because of how people look at me."
Odom went on to provide his own version of events, after intimating that the gym run-in was in fact a pre-arranged meeting with Khloe: "Nobody got followed, nobody got hassled, nobody got harassed, nobody got grabbed on. None of that. None of that happened."
In a second clip, Odom tells TMZ "I don't believe in what y'all do," and decries his lack of privacy. He also says he finds their coverage racist. "From day one...y’all have discredited me, beat me down, took my confidence, took everything away from me. I know what your company is about. I know what they’re doing to brothers...to the rappers...I know you want ‘em beefin’. I know you want ‘em arguing. Y’all don’t do Leo like that. Y’all don’t do Brad like that."
Head over to TMZ for Odom's full response.
Khloe Kardashian was reportedly ambushed by her ex-husband Lamar Odom early this morning (August 12) outside a Los Angeles gym around 6:45 AM.
According to TMZ, Khloe was headed to the SoulCycle location in Beverly Hills when Lamar reportedly “came out of nowhere,” completely surprising his ex-wife as he spewed verbal attacks at her. An eyewitness reportedly told the site that Lamar demanded Khloe speak with him, but when she didn't stop Lamar allegedly grabbed her arm. At that point Khloe reportedly screamed, “Get off of me, get off of me! Stop! Stop!”
Another eyewitness asked Khloe if she wanted them to call the cops, to which Lamar allegedly replied, “You’re not going to call the cops on Lamar Odom.”
Khloe then asked Lamar how he knew she was there in the first place, but his answer remains unclear.
The reality star then got into her car and drove away, visibly shaken.
The news comes just a few weeks after couple’s divorce finally became official, nearly two years after initially filing. Khloe and Lamar were married in 2009 after dating for just about a month, but Lamar’s reported issues with drug addiction, as well as rumors of his alleged infidelity, ultimately contributed to their split.
Khloe talked about the dissolution of their marriage in a recent interview with Complex magazine. She said, "Lamar is genuinely one of the best people I've ever met, and everyone says that when they meet him. I think Lamar's going to always be that person [for me] but that's what made it so special. I definitely miss it, and there's times I'll get so sentimental and so sad, but this had to happen for some reason. I'll figure it out over time, someone will give me that answer eventually."