Nadya Suleman, the media-dubbed Octomom has officially filed for bankruptcy. It seems that the 36-year-old mom of 14, who filed for welfare last month, has so much debt piled up that she was forced to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy. And, honestly, is anyone surprised?
Suleman made headlines in 2009 when she gave birth to eight healthy babies, a product of in vitro fertilization. At first, the octomom was acclaimed and praised by many, for being able to withstand the birth, as well as the fact that all eight babies have survived.
Publicity turned negative, however, when it was discovered that the woman already had 6 children via in vitro fertilization, was not working, ans reportedly was on public assistance programs (though she has denied the last claim).
Since the birth of the octuplets, Suleman’s fertility doctor was suspended from practicing, as he originally implanted 12 embryos in Suleman’s womb, a number in no way necessary for her age. In a statement to E! News Online, the single mother of 14 stated:
“I have had to make some very difficult decisions this year and Filing Chapter 7 was one of them. But I have to do what is best for my children and I need a fresh start.”
Among her creditors, she lists Amir Haddadin (who owns her La Hambra home), Orkin Pest Control, Kaiser Permanete, the DMV, Sparkletts Bottled Water, Verizon Wireless, DirecTV and Sylvan Learning Center. Per court documents obtained by E! News, Nadya Suleman is filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, and states she is no longer able to pay her bills. According to the documents, Octomom has less than $50,000 in assets, and owes between $500,000 and $1 million in liabilities.
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