Stacey Dash, the copper-toned actress and conservative political commentator, is at the center of controversy once again.
Recently, she was criticized for suggesting that transgender people should just pee in the bushes instead of using a restroom, and also for saying that Black History Month should be abolished, as CNN reports.
Now she has been accused of being a hypocrite, as a result of some investigation by the Daily Mail.
As the Daily Mail recounts, Dash came out against equal pay for women in 2015, saying in an interview with Meredith Viera that women just need to work harder and stop complaining. She even doubted that women are paid less on average than men, after Viera pointed out that it was a well-established fact.
It turns out, however, that Dash has a history of not working very hard for her money. In bankruptcy documents unearthed by the Daily Mail, it is revealed that when Dash filed for bankruptcy in 2004, her only source of income was the $6,000 paid to her monthly by her boyfriend, James Maby.
According to bankruptcy documents, Dash had $28,582 in assets but $157,703.53 in liabilities. Her assets included $7 in her checking account and a production company valued at zero dollars. Her liabilities allegedly included more than $70,000 owed to the IRS in back taxes, notes the Daily Mail.
Dash launched a website earlier in June called Dash America, which she calls an “exhilarating political movement that focuses on unity, faith, family values, and feminism,” as reported by NJ.com.
Not including the feminism, it is a formula that has proven to be very lucrative for many political commentators.