Another Stacey Dash blunder for the books! New reports reveal that she was getting financial support from her fiancé when she filed for bankruptcy in 2004, but gave a spiel to Merideth Vieira about how women should just work harder and stop complaining about unequal pay with men.
"'It's an excuse. Stop making excuses," she said on "The Meredith Vieira Show" in 2015. "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."
At the time of her Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, her then-fiancé James Maby was shelling out $6,000 a month to support the actress, according to the Daily Mail.
Granted, at the time, she already had a child with him -- a daughter named Lola born in 2003. And, the now 50-year-old already had a son, Austin, born in 1991 from a previous relationship.
But, the site shows that when Stacey filed, she claimed to have only $28,582 in assets and $157,703.53 in debt, including over $70,000 owed to the IRS, $3,378 to the California State Franchise Tax Board, $5,438.43 for her Mercedes Benz, and other miscellaneous credit card charges.
On top of it all, the alleged advocate for women not making excuses and just working for their money, said that she was making no income at all from her job at the time, being a self-employed actress ... who clearly wasn't working.
Do you smell the contradiction?
In June, Stacey did just step out of her not-so-employed actress box. She started her own website called Dash America, claiming to be the "21st century's most exciting political movement. It draws on the best American traditions -- love of country, love of freedom, and love of family." Hmm, let's see where this goes.
The New York native, ended up marrying and divorcing her second husband James Maby by 2006, and went on to marry and divorce her most recent man Emmanuel Xuereb, in 2010.
- Feb. 28, 2016 Stacey Dash made fun of herself at the 2016 Oscars