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'Octomom' Nadya Suleman holds yard sale

September 25, 2010 | 10:01 pm


"Octomom" Nadya Suleman held a yard sale Saturday, hawking baby clothes, bikinis and other goods to make enough money to pay her mortgage.

Suleman gave birth to octuplets last year, and became an object of tabloid frenzy and populist rage when it was reported that she was a single mother on public assistance who already had six children.

The yard sale, which received television and tabloid coverage, was the latest in a series of efforts, which have included allowing cameras into her home, to support her children.

 The Orange County Register reported that Suleman charged bargain-hunters $10 for a picture with her, and $100 to pose with her and her octuplets. A Lakers jersey signed by Suleman fetched $125, and eight devil costumes worn by her children for Halloween brought in $50; a refrigerator that once stored baby formula sold for $85, the paper reported.

--Hector Becerra

Photo: L.A. Times file