LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nadya Suleman's octuplets have brought her plenty of fame, butfortune appears to be another story.
Her father, Ed Doud, has defaulted on a $450,000 balloon paymenton a half-million dollar house he bought last year for the familyto live in, mortgage holder Amer Haddadin said Wednesday. Haddadintold The Associated Press he plans to file foreclosure papers incourt within days if he doesn't get his money.
Although Suleman's lawyer, Jeff Czech, said earlier this weekhis client's father was hoping to work something out, he was bluntwhen it came to the balloon payment: "Mr. Doud at this momentdoesn't have $450,000 to pay off," he said.
In a brief e-mail Wednesday, he added that he was negotiatingwith Haddadin's attorney for more time to refinance.
Not that Suleman doesn't have the opportunity to raise the moneyquickly, although not in ways she would want to.
Steven Hirsch, co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment, one of theworld's largest purveyors of adult films, announced this week thathis company would pay off Suleman's mortgage if she would make aporn film.
Hirsch assured it would be, well, as tasteful as those thingscan be with her input on male co-stars and script.
He declined to say whether Suleman had expressed interest in theoffer, but Czech indicated she had rejected it out of hand.
He did say that Suleman had accepted a much more modest offerfrom the Norfolk-based People for theEthical Treatment of Animals -- $5,000 to put a sign in herfront yard proclaiming, "Don't Let Your Dog or Cat Become anOctomom. Always Spay or Neuter."
As an added incentive, the animal rights organization had saidWednesday it would throw in a month's supply of veggie burgers andveggie hot dogs for Suleman and her 14 children, who range in agefrom 1 to 8.
"No porn. Just Peta. Nadya prefers animals over men," Czech saidin an e-mail exchange with The Associated Press.
When Suleman's children were born in January 2009 it seemedinconceivable that a little more than a year later she might bescrounging up hot dog offers from an animal rights group. Thearrival of the longest-surviving octuplets in history was hailed asa medial miracle and it appeared a joyful public was ready to lineup to help raise them, providing free diapers, food and othernecessities.
There was also talk of book and movie deals and perhaps areality show along the lines of "Jon & Kate Plus 8."
But public opinion quickly turned against her when it wasdiscovered she was a single mother who had conceived eight childrenby in vitro fertilization when she already had six youngsters toraise. What's more she was unemployed and surviving on acombination of student loans, disability checks for other childrenand workers' compensation checks for an old back injury. At thetime she was also living with her mother whose own home was inforeclosure.
Still, she made some money.
The European production company, Eyeworks, whose credits include"Breaking Bonaduce" and "The Biggest Loser," signed a deal underwhich her children would earn nearly $250,000 over a three-yearperiod.
Suleman also struck a deal with RadarOnline.com that came tolight after the tabloid site was cited by the state laborcommissioner for allegedly failing to get the required permits tovideotape her children and for filming too many hours a day and toolate at night.
But she also spent money, too. She's been photographed shoppingat expensive stores, getting manicures and working out.
Her father bought her current home in La Habra, a bedroomcommunity of 60,000 southeast of Los Angeles, for $565,000,including a $130,000 down payment.
Under the terms of the deal, Haddadin said, he was to receive$4,000 in monthly payments, followed by the balloon payment, whichwas due March 10.
Suleman's attorney has said Haddadin failed to disclose severalmajor defects in the home, including one that leaves it susceptibleto flooding during rainstorms.
"Toys were floating around in the garage," during a recentstorm, he said.
Haddadin angrily denied there were any problems with thehouse.
"It was in good condition," he said. "I lived there 11 years andwe had no problems."
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