The stuttering country minded contestant Timothy Poe who is being accused of lying about his experience in the war is now stepping out and defending the injuries that he claims he received from his tour of duty.
Claiming to have served 14 years in the military, Timothy Poe is being scrutinized after en emotional admittance of an injury that he received during the war on Afghanistan that caused him to develop a stutter is slowly being unraveled as a fallacy that originally gripped the hearts of viewers.
Among the injury lies that Poe has told, he also submitted a photograph of a soldier in fatigues and holding a gun that turned out to not be him. The actual soldier in the photo, Norman Boone, came forward to call out Poe and inform officials that the AGT contestant actually snagged the photo from the U.S. Department of Defense website.
In an interview the New York Post, Timothy Poe has decided to speak out regarding the accusations that none of what he is saying is true.
“It may not have happened exactly like I said it did,” (referring to his injury) “I really do not remember a lot of things since the accident. I remember a blast going off by my head and being in Afghanistan and telling one of the sergeants. It is like a dream . . . I can’t remember things exactly how it happened.”
When asked about his lie regarding his previous experience with singing, Poe says “I do not know how to explain why I answered about never singing before,” adding that “I was in a band. But it was before the accident and at the time of AGT.”
Poe did supply the New York Post with a document that says he was injured in the line of duty, but the document fails to mention exactly how severe the injuries were.
Timothy Poe’s future on America’s Got Talent remains in question as the show has yet to release a comment regarding their plans to handle the situation.