Child-rich but cash-poor California mother Nadya Suleman filed for bankruptcy yesterday. The mother of 14, including her famous 3-year-old octuplets, has some $50,000 in assets, but owes up to $1 million to her father, a Christian school, the city of La Habra's water department, and the previous owner of her house, which is now in foreclosure, the Orange County Register reports. "I have to do what is best for my children, and I need a fresh start," says Suleman, who was recently visited by social services following claims her children were living in squalor.
Suleman denies media reports that she isn't taking care of her children properly. "You people, you keep your business to yourself, and I'll keep my business to myself," she tells CNN. "My kids are healthy, they're happy, they've got food." Suleman says she has no fear of becoming homeless. While she has friends that she and the kids could stay with if she loses her home, she hopes to raise enough cash to buy a house outright with no mortgage. To do so, she says, she'd even be willing to appear in a porn film—as long as she doesn't have to touch anybody. "I would not kiss somebody. I wouldn't touch somebody," she explains.