Million Dollar Baby
A network--say, CBS--sends a dozen people to 'survive' on a remote tropical island. The proceedings are broadcast over 13 weeks. You become the winner, and pocket a cool million bucks. In the process, your name and
Wouldn't you declare that million dollars to the IRS?
Not if you are Survivor winner Richard Hatch . He's been indicted by federal prosecutors on multiple tax evasion charges. Allegedly, Hatch did not disclose his $1m winnings in 2000. Investigators say the next year, in 2001, he didn't declare a $321k fee from a radio station.
What was Hatch thinking? That Les Moonves forgot to report his million-dollar winnings? Or that he could lay low by being gay, obnoxious and naked on national television? Please, put us out of our misery. Someone stick a fork in this queen. [Smoking Gun]