'Octomom' faces eviction from California home
<p>This March 9, 2009 file photo shows the house in which Nadya Suleman, mother of octuplets, has been living in for nearly two years in La Habra, Calif. The man who sold the home to Suleman says he is going ahead with eviction proceedings because she can't come up with a $450,000 balloon payment.</p>
<p>This Wednesday, May 19, 2010 file photo shows octuplets mother Nadya Suleman wears a T-shirt promoting pet birth control outside her home in La Habra, Calif. on Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Suleman has been living in the home for nearly two years. The man who sold the home to Suleman says he is going ahead with eviction proceedings because she can't come up with a $450,000 balloon payment.</p>
| December 29, 2010 8:00 PM
LOS ANGELES - The man who sold his Southern California home to "Octomom" Nadya Suleman said Sunday that he's going ahead with eviction proceedings because she hasn't made a long overdue $450,000 payment.
Amer Haddadin said he'll evict Suleman if she and her lawyer Jeff Czech don't pay the balance on the house by Friday. A balloon payment was due Oct. 9.
"I think they have money, but they are hiding the money," Haddadin said.
Suleman and Czech were served notice on Dec. 2 by mail and by hand, Haddadin said. He expects the eviction to be speedy.
Suleman and her 14 children have lived in the 4-bedroom house for nearly two years, ever since she brought her octuplets home to the quiet cul-de-sac in La Habra, about 25 miles east of Los Angeles. Her father purchased the home for $565,000, including a $130,000 down payment.
Suleman's father, Ed Doud, cut a deal with Haddadin for the house because a traditional bank loan wasn't available to Suleman, who is unmarried and unemployed. She previously lived with her mother in a small Whittier home before that house was foreclosed on.
In April, Haddadin granted a 6-month extension on the remaining balance, and says that as a Jordanian, he took pity on a fellow Arab in a tough spot, and pledged to help Doud, who is Palestinian.
Haddadin said Czech and Suleman became joint owners of the house in August, after her father transferred the deed from his name.
Reached by phone Sunday, Czech said he had no immediate comment except that Suleman has been making $4,000 payments every month.
Suleman already had six small children before giving birth to the octuplets. All 14 children were conceived through in vitro fertilization.