Stacey Dash came under fire last year for her brutally harsh comments where she addressed working women, telling Meredith Vieira that when it comes to closing the gender wage gap, women just need to "work harder" and "stop complaining." Now, the Daily Mail has unearthed documents that may place the actress in the same category as the women she once denounced.
According to the bankruptcy docs, the Clueless actress was once drowning in debt and stayed afloat only because of the help from $6,000 monthly support payments from her ex-fiancée, James Maby. She used the money to pay her bills.
The Fox News contributor filed for Chapter seven bankruptcy back in May 2004.
The documents show the actress said she only had $28,582 in assets, but $157,703.53 in liabilities owed to creditors. She, at the time, had $7 in her checking account and $4,000 in household goods, furniture and electronics. Among the other possessions she owned were photographs and costime jewelry. She had a 2001 Mercedes Benz ML320, which she was leasing and owed more than $70,000 in debts to the IRS in unpaid taxes.
Some 11 years after her filing, she appeared on The Meredith Vieira Show, where she made the scathing comments about the wage gap and equal pay for women, saying they need to stop making excuses.
"It's an excuse. Stop making excuses," she said. "If there are opportunities, seize them and be prepared for them. And be the best, if that's what it takes. If you have to be extraordinary, be extraordinary."
When Vieira pointed out to Dash that women make 70 cents on the dollar when compared to their male counterparts, the actress simply responded, "I don't know if that's true."
Get the full story on the actress' ignorant comments in the BET Breaks video, above.