If the month of January is any indication of how Chris Hansen’s 2019 is going to play out, he might as well just go back to bed and pull his (unpaid for) To Catch A Predator-branded duvet over his head until 2020. Chris was asked to “have a seat” (i.e. get finger-printed and look dour for a mugshot) by the Stamford, Connecticut police for bouncing checks on Monday. The cheesy television pedo-hunter version of Job in the Bible has followed this up by having to meet with his ex about divorce proceedings the day after he was booked AND having to vacate his apartment.
TMZ reports that Chris was hit with an eviction notice by the landlord of his Manhattan apartment for $4,000 in unpaid rent. The landlord claims that Chris’ rent check came up short by $400 for August and that he never sent his $3,600 check for September. So Chris’ landlord began eviction proceedings in October. Yesterday was his official eviction day and city marshals were “set to perform removal services” if he wasn’t out. It sounds like Chris’s finances are in the morgue.
If not having a roof over his head anymore wasn’t bad enough, Chris’ divorce is about to be finalized. According to Radar, Chris and his wife Mary Joan Hasnsen officially split in June of last year. That’s when Mary Joan did the Thanos snap on their 30 years of marriage, explaining that it “has broken down irretrievably” in court documents. She wants alimony and a “fair division of property and debts.” Mary Jo, sweetie, judging by the rubber checks and eviction note on his door, you probably don’t want anything to do with his debts. The couple met the day after his booking (and you thought YOUR week was shitty) to settle “financial disputes” and will see each other court later this month.
Chris and Mary Joan, who resides in L.A,, have reportedly been living separate lives for some time now. Their divorce comes seven years after his alleged four-month-long affair with his former co-worker, NBC anchor Kristyn Caddell, was made public. If Mary Joan was biding her time and waiting to strike when Chris was at his lowest, the woman is a master planner!
Chris Hansen reportedly bounced checks to the tune of almost $13,000 to a company called Promotional Sales Limited for branded items like mugs, t-shirts and vinyl decals. They might have been emblazoned with Hansen Vs. Predator. Dateline’s To Catch A Predator stopped filming in 2007 but, in a 2015 Reddit AMA (via Mental Floss), Chris revealed that he was shopping around a sequel series with that title.
It might not have sold and Chris subsequently went into the poorhouse because: A) the show’s title sounds super-narcissistic. And B) the show’s title also sounds like a follow-up to an Aliens Vs. Predator sequel with REALLY low production values.