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Report: Phillip Phillips Refused to Help Paying Family's Debt

November 03, 2012 17:46:09 GMT

The 'American Idol' winner's Albany Sporting Goods and Pawn will be auctioned later this year to allegedly pay the debt.


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Phillip Phillips' family reportedly is not getting help from the "American Idol" champion to pay off their debt. Phillips' dad is forced to put his family's 24-year-old business, Albany Sporting Goods and Pawn, in auction later this year to cover the expenses.

The family has reached out to Phillips for help but the words allegedly fell into deaf ears. They were hurt especially because they had spent a lot of money to travel and support the singer while he was still competing for "Idol".

Sources told TMZ that the pawn shop will go to an auction block by Pearson Auction Company on December 1 and the profits will be used to pay the debt. Phillips Sr. is hoping to get between $200,000 to $250,000 in the auction.

Phillips is yet to respond to the report. However, the auction has actually been revealed last month when the singer's father Donnie told local station WALB News, "It's kind of a give back thing. I just appreciate everybody ...for all they have done for us and the support they have given us."

Among the items listed on the auction, apart from the shop and its content, are signed guitars that Phillips played while growing up, tickets his parents used to attend "Idol" tapings each week, wooden turkey that Phillips carried around during his hometown visit and signed pictures.

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posted by Another PP fan on Nov 03, 2012
Phillip is a good kid. His family Mom, Dad, Sisters and Brother in laws have all said this is a bogus story. Check your facts before trying to spread lies about this nice guy.
posted by P2Fan on Nov 03, 2012
Funny, he and his sister posted pictures on Twitter of Phillip at home with the family on Hallowen and they all looked super happy. He gave his parents the new Ford he won on American Idol and invited his brother in law to record his album with him. The pawn shop was for sale before Phillip won American Idol. Besides Phillip isn't rich yet. This story sounds like B.S.

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