Going through a tough time. Big brother alum Mike “Boogie” Smart filed for bankruptcy last month, We Weekly exclusively learned.
According to the records, the 52-year-old reality TV alum has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, meaning he is seeking to have his qualifying debts fully cleared with no obligation to repay them.
If the application is approved, a trustee will be appointed to convert the non-exempt CBS personality assets into cash to be distributed among creditors.
Malin won the first all-star season of Big brother in 2006, winning the grand prize of $500,000. He previously appeared in the show’s second season in 2001 as one half of the infamous Chilltown alliance.
In recent years, the New Hampshire native has made headlines for a series of controversies and legal issues. In June 2021, he was convicted of criminal harassment and sentenced to two years probation following an arrest in August 2019. Malin initially pleaded not guilty after being arrested and charged with stalking a former Big brother costar. He later withdrew his original plea and changed it to “nolo contendere”, or no contest.
One month after the harassment verdict, clever pleaded guilty to a DUI misdemeanor following an arrest in August 2020. The additional charges – which included having an open container of alcohol inside the vehicle and possession of a non-prescription drug – were dismissed.
In addition to her recent legal troubles, the TV personality has sparked controversy in the Big brother community in June 2020 for making racist remarks about Johnny Fairplay“SurvivorNSFW” Podcast.
During the episode, Malin compared Big Brother alumni Tyler Crispen and Angela Rummans at Bayleigh Dayton and “Swag C” Williams.
” They have [Tyler and Angela] does a good job in today’s world of the couple doing social media. They are, like, what the two African Americans are trying to be,” he said at the time. “What are their names? Bayleigh and Chris, right. They’re trying to do all that Jay Z and Beyonce thing but without the talent and without any good performance on their season.
He continued, “I mean, there’s a whole new wave and it’s going to be interesting. I think they’re probably going to end up with some bad people there because there’s going to be such a push for diversity.
Fairplay, 48, later deleted the episode after fan backlash.
“The Mike Boogie podcast has been removed from the SurvivorNSFW podcast feed,” he wrote via Twitter at the time. “Having Boogie came from a good place. But going back and hearing his comments in their full context and not challenging them should not be accepted or ignored. I apologize to those I let down. I will do better.