LOS ANGELES — "Octomom" Nadya Suleman and her 14 children could avoid being evicted from their suburban home if the mortgage holder cuts a deal with a top maker of pornographic videos.
Amer Haddadin, the man who holds the loan, has repeatedly warned Suleman to pay the $450,000 that's due or get out. But he says he's now considering an offer from Vivid Entertainment co-founder Steve Hirsch to pay the bill.
Suleman has repeatedly declined Hirsch's offers of up to $1 million to appear in porn videos.
Haddadin says half a million dollars is nothing to Hirsch, whose company is one of the biggest pornography companies based in California's San Fernando Valley.
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"I am open to any option that (allows me to) finish with this matter," said Haddadin. He said he's meeting with his lawyer Monday to discuss the deal and further eviction procedures, and Suleman won't face eviction Friday as previously reported.
Hirsch told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he's not trying to pressure Suleman into porn, but he would use her housing woes to start a conversation that brings her to work for Vivid.
"There'd be no pressure on her. We're not looking to foreclose on the note, but if nothing else it would give us opportunity to meet with her," Hirsch said. "She's made it clear she doesn't want to do an adult movie. Maybe there are other things we could do that she would be interested in."
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Hirsch said Suleman could keep her clothes on and work as a Vivid representative, a role similar to a master of ceremonies, welcoming people to Vivid parties.
The work could help cover Suleman's monthly costs, Hirsch said.
Suleman's housing woes stretch back for years. Before moving into her current four-bedroom home, Suleman and her first six children lived with her mother. But that small house was foreclosed on just as her octuplets were becoming healthy enough to leave the hospital.
Nearly two years ago, Suleman's father, Ed Doud, bought the house for her because the unemployed, single mom did not qualify for a traditional bank loan.
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Doud made a $130,000 down payment to purchase the $565,000 home east of Los Angeles, and promised to pay $4,000 monthly. But a $450,000 balloon payment was due in March.
Haddadin had granted a six-month extension to pay the balance, but that expired Oct. 9. He told the AP on Sunday that as a Jordanian, he took pity on a fellow Arab in a tough spot and pledged to help Doud, who is Palestinian.
Suleman and her lawyer, Jeff Czech, were served eviction notices Dec. 2, Haddadin said. The two became joint owners of the house in August after her father transferred the deed from his name, Haddadin said. A call to Czech was not immediately returned Thursday.
All 14 of Suleman's children were conceived through in vitro fertilization — something her doctor Michael Kamrava is facing censure for from the state medical board. The Beverly Hills fertility specialist stands to lose his license, and is accused of gross negligence in the treatment of Suleman and two other other patients.
Before the octuplets were born, Suleman was living off college loans, her children's disability payments and workers' compensation from on-the-job injuries at a state mental hospital in 1999. Since their birth, the disability payments have dried up, but a new income stream was found in selling gossip items and short videos to tabloid media. Minor deals came through as a spokeswoman for a local milkshake vendor and an animal rights group.
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