Octomom Nadya Suleman: 14 kids 'won't be homeless'
"Octomom" Nadya Suleman said she feels confident she can take care of her 14 children despite filing for bankruptcy this week and facing eviction from her La Habra home.
Suleman told HLN in an interview that if she is evicted, she will temporarily move into the large home of a friend in Irvine.
"We won't be homeless," she said.
But Suleman said all the financial woes were taking a toll. "I don't think you can get farther, deeper down into the rock bottom than we are at this point,” Suleman told HLN in the interview. “All the weight is on my shoulders … we cannot afford our home at this present time.”
In filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in Orange County Superior Court on Monday, Suleman said in court papers that her debts could approach $1 million.
In court documents reviewed by the Orange County Register, Suleman said she had $50,000 in assets and up to $1 million in debts. She reported she owes more than $30,000 in back payments on her home.
"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 by her spokeswoman. "But I have to do what is best for my children, and I need a fresh start."
Her La Habra home could be auctioned off and Suleman and her 14 children, including the octuplets for whom she received her nickname, could face eviction if the house is sold.
-- A Times staff writer
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