Going through a tough time. Big Brother alum Mike “Boogie” Malin filed for bankruptcy last month, Us weekly exclusively learned.
According to the records, the 52-year-old reality TV alum has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which means he is seeking to write off his qualifying debts in full with no obligation to repay them.
If the request is approved, a trustee will be appointed to convert the CBS entity’s unexempt assets into cash for distribution to creditors.
Malin won the first stellar season Big Brother in 2006, receiving the top prize of $500,000. He previously appeared in the show’s second season in 2001 as part of the infamous Chilltown Alliance.
The New Hampshire native has made headlines in recent years due to a number of controversies and legal issues. In June 2021, he was found guilty of stalking and given a two-year suspended sentence after being arrested in August 2019. Malin initially pleaded not guilty after being arrested and charged with stalking a former Big Brother partner. He later withdrew his original statement and changed it to “nolo contendere” or “do not dispute”.
One month after the verdict of persecution, Malin pleaded guilty to committing minor drunk driving after his arrest in August 2020. Additional charges, including having an open container of alcohol in the car and possession of over-the-counter drugs, were dropped.
In addition to recent problems with the law, the TV presenter has caused controversy in Big Brother communities in June 2020 for racist remarks Johnny FairplaySurvivorNSFW podcast.
During the episode, Malin compared Big Brother alumni Tyler Crispen as well as Angela Rammans to Bailey Dayton as well as “Swaggy C” Williams.
“They have [Tyler and Angela] have done a good job in today’s social media couple world. They are what two African Americans are trying to be, ”he said then. “What are their names? Bailey and Chris, right. They’re trying to make it all Jay Z as well as beyoncé thing, but without talent and without any good results in his season.”
He continued, “I mean, it’s a whole new wave and it’s going to be interesting. I think they will probably end up there with some bad people because there will be such a push for diversity.”
Fairplay, 48, later pulled the episode due to fan backlash.
“Mike Boogie’s podcast has been removed from SurvivorNSFW’s podcast feed,” he tweeted at the time. “The inclusion of Boogie came from a good place. But to go back and hear his comments in full context and not challenge them should not be accepted or ignored. I apologize to those I let down. I’ll do better.”
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