Octomom Nadya Suleman has filed for bankruptcy in California. Suleman listed $50,000 in assets against $1 million in debts. With 14 mouths to feed — remember, she has six other children besides her octuplets — Suleman initiated the filing in order to do what is best for her children.
In her paperwork, Suleman claimed, “I have had to make some very difficult decisions this year, and filing Chapter 7 was one of them.”
Her father, the water department, DirecTV and Whittier Christian school, where some of her children are enrolled, are listed as creditors in her filing. She also owes over $30,000 in rent for her four-bedroom house.
Adding insult to injury, her landlord claims that he has been negatively affected by her financial difficulties, saying his own credit has suffered and the home is now in foreclosure. He says he he did not make mortgage payments since she didn’t pay the rent. The home’s auction is set for next week.
Financial distress is familiar territory for Suleman. Before the octuplets, she lived in a three-bedroom dwelling with her mother, which also went into foreclosure. At the time, she was unemployed with six children and living on food stamps and Social Security disability. She continues to support herself via those means.
Suleman has also earned income via deals with the media and tabloids, and in celebrity boxing matches. Despite her need for money, she has nixed offers to do pornography, although her stance on that may be changing.