Los Angeles Times, Published July 30 2012
‘Octomom’ Nadya Suleman seeking online donations for house payment
An account reportedly created by the mother of 14 on gofundme.com is soliciting donations for a down payment on a new home. The fundraising goal: $150,000, KTLA-TV reported.
“I am having to move out of my home soon and i’m very close to being able to buy a home for my kids,” reads the page, created on Saturday. “Your support is appreciated. Thank you again, Nadya Suleman.”
A call to a representative for Suleman seeking comment was not immediately returned.
As of Monday morning, 11 people had donated a total of $270. One person left a comment with her $5 donation.
“For the sake of her children, they need a home regardless of how you judge her. Most women do not and will not take on the responsibility but she has,” Felicia Payton wrote. “Most women would give only one child to the system but she has not. I have children and it has been a long road, but I will do what I can for the sake of my children.”
The 37-year-old Suleman drew national attention — and her “Octomom” moniker — when she gave birth to octuplets in 2009. In the years since, Suleman has made headlines because of her financial troubles, most recently in June when her three-bedroom, four-bath house in La Habra was not purchased at a long-postponed auction.
A representative for Suleman told CNN last month that the mother had filmed an adult video and had booked a show at a Florida gentleman’s club to help make ends meet.
Suleman filed for bankruptcy April 30, claiming in court documents that she had $50,000 in assets and up to $1 million in debts. The bankruptcy case was later thrown out after Suleman failed to complete the necessary paperwork.