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'America's Got Talent' Contestant Tim Poe Lied About Army Injury & Photo

Fri, June 8, 2012 9:40am EDT by Andy Swift 13 Comments

‘AGT’ producers are reportedly planning to cut Tim from the show. Do you feel betrayed?

Tim Poe, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, stole America’s hearts June 4 with an emotional audition on America’s Got Talent — but little did viewers know, Tim was deceiving them the whole time. Not only did Tim provide a fake photograph from his time in service, but TMZ also reports that the army has no record of the injury he claims left him with a stutter.

AGT producers are reportedly planning on phasing Tim out of the competition, beginning with “definite edits” of his appearance during the upcoming Las Vegas audition round — and there’s a good chance he’ll be cut from the show altogether.

Howie Mandel tells TMZ he was “blown away” when the truth came out, adding, “I’m really angry with the guy.”

Still, Howie doesn’t believe Tim will be immediately disqualified from the competition.

What do YOU think? Should Tim be allowed to continue in the competition, or should his outright lies cost him his shot? Vote below, then take Tim to task in the comments section.

— Andy Swift


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