Lamar Odom Allegedly Kidnapped Over Gambling Debt, Denies Rumor
Lamar Odom has lived an incredibly traumatic life and it doesn’t appear that it has gotten much easier over the years.
According to a report on RadarOnline, Odom was allegedly kidnapped by bookies who wanted the money that he owed. However it wasn’t just Lamar who was said to be taken, the men also held his girlfriend, Savanna Waldrop, and her 2-year-old daughter at gunpoint.
The story goes that Lamar went to Portland, Oregon to visit Waldrop and told her he wanted to gamble but he needed a loan. Waldrop is said to have gotten $10,000 from local bookies and Lamar lost the money at the casino within 20 minutes of receiving the cash. Almost immediately, the bookies began to harass Lamar, following them to his hotel waited for him in the parking lot.
Eventually the men are alleged to have kicked in the hotel room door and held Lamar, Waldrop and the daughter at gunpoint before taking him for ransom until he paid. The Radar report states that Odom was taken for two days and essentially “hung out” with his kidnappers, they even took him to a nightclub.
After pawning a gold chain for $1,000, getting $1,500 from Waldrop and another $2,800 from his team, Lamar was released but still owes the men $5,000. All that said, Lamar’s manager and publicist both deny that any of this happened to EOnline:
“The kidnapping is false, it’s a lie, it’s made up,” Odom’s manager Zoul El Fassi tells E! News. “He does know her. He’s not going to deny that but she was just a girl he used to party with.”
Says publicist Eve Sarkisyan-Nunn:
“We are aware of the false story circulating around regarding Lamar. We are not denying that Lamar does know this woman, however she was merely an acquaintance.”
Here’s what the man himself has to say via Twitter:
What do YOU believe?