LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – For Timothy Poe, America’s Got Talent used a fake photo. The above photo was used to describe Timothy Poe’s military service in Afghanistan. But the photo isn’t of Tim Poe. It’s of Norman Bone.
Timothy Poe and America’s Got Talent network NBC are not commenting about the latest scandal development. Poe claims he is not a liar; AGT producers have no comment about Poe’s assertions about military service. But now the above picture used by NBC during its telecast about Poe has been revealed to be of someone else.
NBC and Poe have yet to comment about the photo. Neither is indicating to news who decided to use the picture during the AGT telecast, and by which means the picture was obtained for the “reality” competition. But the picture currently appears on the U.S. Department of Defense website.
The military even indicates the subject of the photo is Bone. “U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Norman Bone directs movement as his patrol turns around on a narrow path in the mountains of Parwan province in Afghanistan on Oct. 25, 2006. Bone is a patrol leader for the 561st Military Police Company, Fort Campbell, Ky., attached to 10th Mountain Division” reads the pictures’ description.
Tim Poe has already defended his assertions on Americaâ€™s Got Talent in subsequent news statements. But critics do not believe him. First, Poe told news that he served in the National Guard for fourteen years. He didn’t, confirms the Minnesota Army National Guard to news. Second, Poe claimed that he stutters because of war injuries. His ex-wife says he has never stuttered before in his life. Third, Poe claims he was injured by a grenade during military service. He claims he suffered the injury during 2009 combat in Afghanistan. The military claims it has no record of that injury either.