'Octomom' Nadya Suleman's bankruptcy case thrown out
The bankruptcy case against "Octomom" Nadya Suleman has been thrown out of court after she failed to complete the necessary paperwork, records show.
The mother of 14, including the octuplets that plunged her into the spotlight, did not meet Monday's deadline to file paperwork showing she could not pay off her debts.
Creditors can now resume efforts to collect their debts from Suleman, and foreclosure proceedings can resume on her rented La Habra home.
The bankruptcy filing had put a temporary freeze on a foreclosure auction of Suleman's house.
The home was supposed to go on the auction block at Orange City Hall on May 7, but it was put on hold until May 21. The house is expected to sell in the $400,000 range.
Suleman filed for bankruptcy April 30, just one month after going on welfare to support herself and her 14 children.
In court documents reviewed by the Orange County Register, Suleman said she had $50,000 in assets and up to $1 million in debts.
"I have had to make some very difficult decisions this year, and filing Chapter 7 was one of them," Suleman said in a statement released to the Register by her spokeswoman. "But I have to do what is best for my children, and I need a fresh start."
Suleman is currently on welfare and receiving $2,000 a month in food stamps. The original owner of Suleman's house, Amer Haddadin, says his credit and finances have been a mess ever since Suleman moved into the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home on Madonna Lane in 2009.
She was supposed to pay Haddadin $3,000 a month, but he says he hasn't seen a penny in about a year.
"She is behind in rent 11 months and she owes $483,000," Haddadin told KTLA after the May 7 auction was delayed. "I'm very disappointed and wish it to be resolved as soon as possible."
Haddadin is facing off with Suleman in court June 14.
-- KTLA News