Lamar Odom Slams Father, Defends Kardashians, Acknowledges Ongoing "Dark Time"

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He remained quiet through accusations of infidelity and crack cocaine use, but Lamar Odom has finally spoken out.

Or lashed out is more like it, following a scathing interview given by his father Joe in which the elder Odom trashed the Kardashians as a terrible influence on his son.

"How can a man who has NOT once called me to check on my well being have the nerve to talk so recklessly about his own 'son'. He is my downfall!" Lamar wrote on Twitter last night.

Continuing to rail against his father - with whom he has an estranged relationship and who also has a history of serious drug use - Lamar wrote:

"I have let this man and many others get away with a lot of s**t. He wasn't there 2 raise me. He was absent ALL of my life due to his own demons."

Odom went on to defend wife Khloe Kardashian and those who Joe has blamed for Lamar's downfall, while acknowledging his ongoing issues for the first time:

"He disrespecting the ONLY FAMILY that has loved me without expecting anything in return. They are the ONLY ones that have been here consistently 4 me during this dark time."

In conclusion, Lamar does not mention any mistress by name or refer to any divorce rumors or drug chatter, but he does take responsibility for the direction his life has sadly gone in:

"Only person 2 blame is myself. Say what you want about me but leave the ones who have done nothing but protect and love me out of this!"

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