Former supermodel Janice Dickinson files for bankruptcy
Janice Dickinson has filed for bankruptcy, the self-proclaimed world’s first supermodel confirms.
“I had some trouble, so yes, it is true,” Dickinson confirmed to Radar Online on Monday. “I am upset and taking every step to pay everyone back and I feel terrible about it.”
Court documents obtained by the New York Post allege that the former “America’s Next Top Model” judge has racked up nearly $1 million in debt not only to the government but to plastic surgeons and comestic-procedure professionals who have enabled her penchant for looking youthful.
The controversial 58-year-old owes New York state, California and the IRS more than $500,000 in unpaid taxes from the last decade, the court documents said.
The Post also said she owes Beverly Hills dermatologist Arnold Klein and Dr. Uzzi Reiss of the Beverly Hills Anti-Aging Center more than $8,000 each.
In January 2012, she was slapped with a $43,000 tax lien, according to Perez Hilton. Dickinson also faced an eviction lawsuit after defaulting on her $5,900 rent at her West Los Angeles house for three months, TMZ reported.
Dickinson’s fame and abrasive, in-your-face persona have made her no stranger to reality TV. She has appeared on “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Now!” “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew,” “Britain’s Next Top Model,” “H8R” and “RuPaul’s All-Stars Drag Race.”
In December 2012, news broke that Dickinson and psychologist Robert Gerner were engaged. This would be her fourth marriage, and the couple was rumored to be planning an April wedding.
Wonder if that’s still happening ... .
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