LA HABRA (CBS) — Nadya Suleman, aka “The Octomom,” is holding a garage/yard sale Saturday — hosted by a comedian friend — in an effort to stave off foreclosure of her La Habra home.

Comic David Gonzalez, who befriended Suleman when she was pregnant with her eight, acknowledges that asking people to come to a fundraiser for some might be a tough sell.

“People can judge her however they want. She did this on her own, the mistake has been done,” said Gonzalez, who goes by the stage name Tattoo. “But who cares about Octomom? It’s about these kids.”

Suleman already had six children when she got pregnant again with eight embryos.

Gonzalez calls Suleman “a great mother,” and he hopes people will put their feelings for and about her aside to just focus on the brood of 14.

When Gonzalez heard Suleman was having trouble paying her mortgage, he came up with the idea of having a big yard sale.

He will reportedly emcee the event where Suleman is expected to sign autographs (including signing her nursing bra and panties), toys, and sonogram.

Some reports suggest Gonzalez might be the father, but it is a role he is reluctant to address or talk about.

CNN suggested he was the father and Gonzalez replies with “that’s something I don’t want to comment about. I just feel an obligation to help her [Suleman] out.”

Gonzalez says the goal of the yard sale is to raise $10,000 since that is the amount to keep the bank at bay.

The comic says the yard sale will begin at 10 a.m. and last until “the babies go to sleep.”

Suleman lives at 2051 Madonna Ave, La Habra, 90631. More information is available at http://ebay.com [search Octomom.]

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Comments (20)
  1. sharon says:

    She better take the 10,000 and find a new spot to stay because the owner isn’t waiting for the 450.000 baloon payment I mean did she really think we the tsx payers were going to pay her so she can keep her home when so many are losing theirs because of the budget crises not because they had 8 more kids to add to the 6 she already couldn’t support come on she made her bed let her lay in it! As for the kids the state can find great loving foster homes as they hasve done for so many other families in trouble and she’s in deep

  2. Andre says:

    i have a solution, CPS takes her kids and adopts them out I’m sorry but how many times is she gonna become broke and homeless and make money because of “the kids well being”. Her comedian friend is right people need to look out for the kids and take them and put them up for adoption to a parent with a real job and that can keep a house. Because i agree i don’t want my taxes going to her its bad enough that as a ems worker i see enough people work the system for free medical insurance because they’re to lazy to get a job, but that’s a different story for another article.

  3. Lee says:

    Can someone come to my home and auction a few of my things, so I can eat, not run out of money, again, and avoid the undeserved mental agony, stemming from unemployment? I warn you, when I am able to work, huge portions of my taxes go to support non-productive people like this crazy person- no? I didn’t think that was appreciated.

    Signed,
    Distressed Native-Born American

  4. Kush says:

    Can someone come to my home and auction a few of my things, so I can eat, not run out of money, again, and avoid the undeserved mental agony, stemming from unemployment? I warn you, when I am able to work, huge portions of my taxes go to support non-productive people like this crazy person- no? I didn’t think that was appreciated.

    Signed,
    Distressed Native-Born American

    1. blonde and blue and unemployed says:

      and you are special because you were ‘native born’? lame. people too often forget the foundation of america. we are supposed to all be welcome here. then there’s the greedy ones like you who ruin it all. << with all due respect, of course.

  5. R White says:

    The automatic “screen refreshes” make it frustrating to read the webpages. Please turn it off (except on the weather radar page where it is useful.)

  6. swhit says:

    Get in line. Plenty of vets, Native Americans and homeless on that long list waiting for help. She can live in her car like most families with kids who are out of work and lost their homes.
    What makes her neck any more precious?

    1. sss says:

      She’s taking initiative and helping herself by having a yard sale for chrissake! It’s not like she’s doing a porno…..

  7. CC says:

    I don’t think it is right to be hateful or cruel or mean or condescending to her. What will that accomplish? If she made a strange mistake or was paid to do this by someone who got off easy by some contract we don’t know about, what’s done is done. If she wasn’t a good person, she would’ve done it, then given each up. Or abuse them. Of course we don’t want to pay for everyone’s mistakes, but I believe that is why she is having this sale. And it is a good idea. Whoever the Evil Doctor was who experimented on her, is the one who should help her the most.

    1. Betty says:

      The problem for most people CC is that she continues to compound the problem by spending irresponsibly. As of this morning, she’s still wearing those expensive false eyelash extensions and she has a fresh manicure. Why would anyone give her even one penny more when she’s still blowing it on frivolous junk for herself instead of putting it to the mortgage and food for her children.

  8. RedDawg says:

    Native born and Native American are two different things, the issue as pertaining to Suliman?
    Clearly she has mental health issues,
    Garage sale is a good band aid- temporary fix

  9. Harley says:

    For your Info
    Nadya was US born in Fullerton California 1975
    As American as YOU

  10. leroy brown says:

    She’s a perfect example of the CA lifestyle.

  11. truly honest here says:

    Good then let her do it the way good americans do it! Work her fingers to the bone earn it and thern if that don’t work get 2 jobs but to depend on others to provide for her mistake, whichj it really wasn’t a mistake opportunities arose she saw a scheme to get rich n stay that way only she didn’t factor n the cost of the kids

  12. Leslie Morrison says:

    Way to go Octoidiot! Now people (possibly stalkers and /or child molesters) know your home address! Great way to protect and take care of your kids! You are a real TOOL.

  13. Buck says:

    Again stop reporting. Thi isn’t news this is saving her butt we all do it and were not in the news. Maybe a news flash if she gets smart an adopts kids out. Otherwords stop talking about it

  14. working taxpayer says:

    she needs to get up and get a job people like this put themselves in there own situation ! you cant feed them then dont have them / tax payers shouldnt be repsonsible for taking care of this mess ! the county takes everyone else is kids take these send them out to get adopted this is iresponsbility …………………………………………………………….he would wanna buy her bras and underwear stop living the life yiu cant afford …..