The man who sold his Southern California home to octuplets mother Nadya Suleman has said that he was going ahead with eviction proceedings over a long-overdue £292,000 payment.
Amer Haddadin said he would evict Ms Suleman if she and her lawyer Jeff Czech did not pay the balance on the house by Friday. A balloon payment was due on October 9.
“I think they have money, but they are hiding the money,” Mr Haddadin said.
Ms Suleman, nicknamed “Octomom”, and Mr Czech were served notice on December 2 by mail and by hand, Mr Haddadin said. He expects the eviction to be speedy.
Ms 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 Ed Doud bought the home for £367,000, including a £84,400 down-payment.
Mr Doud made a deal with Mr Haddadin for the house because a traditional bank loan was not available to Ms Suleman, who is unmarried and unemployed. She previously lived with her mother in a small Whittier home before that house was repossessed.
In April Mr Haddadin granted a six-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 Mr Doud, who is Palestinian.
Mr Haddadin said Mr Czech and Ms Suleman became joint owners of the house in August, after her father transferred the deed from his name. Mr Czech said he had no immediate comment except that Ms Suleman has been making £2,600 payments every month.
Ms Suleman already had six small children before giving birth to the octuplets. All 14 children were conceived through IVF.