September 10, 2015, - 4:31 pm

Typical: Liberal Reality Show Star Welfare Queen Lies About Being Carjacked in Detroit

By Debbie Schlussel


Detroit is bad enough that you don’t need to lie about being a victim of crime there. Well, unless you’re a liberal reality show star welfare queen subsidized by taxpayers. Then, you gotta pretend that a standard theft was a “carjacking” . . . you know, to build up your ratings and sympathy factor.

Nicole Curtis, the attractive blonde babymama (she’s now married and pregnant with baby #2, but had a kid out of wedlock) who hosts HGTV’s and DIY’s “Rehab Addict,” made up a story that she posted on social media to her many followers. She claimed that she was a victim of an “attempted carjacking.” The thing is, it wasn’t even close. She told Detroit Police that a male grabbed a Louis Vuitton purse from her parked car’s open window (yup, a BRILLIANT thing to do in Detroit!) and took off running. Sound like a carjacking to you? Me, neither. Yes, carjackings happen on a regular basis, but none–or anything close–happened to Curtis. However, if she’d merely said, hey, my purse got stolen from the open window of my parked car in Detroit, it 1) wouldn’t be exciting and no one would care, and 2) would make her look like the obvious true blonde that she is for being dumb enough to leave a purse in a parked car in Detroit and leave the window open (that’s a twofer in the stupidity department–um, it’s Detroit, the original inner city ghetto of crime and welfare). She admits that another car (that of the thieves) was idling nearby. Oh, and by the way, this was at night (and you’re really risking it if you go to Detroit at night–just saying).

And, then, there is the reason why Curtis is in Detroit. She acts like she’s here in the Detroit area for “charity” and out of the goodness of her heart. Uh, no. She’s being paid very well, and Michigan taxpayers are forcibly subsidizing her pay. Cha-ching! The Michigan native and expatriate came to Detroit to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in showbiz welfare from Michigan taxpayers to “rehab” a dumpy old mansion that was basically completely destroyed. The Michigan Film Tax Credits were, thankfully, finally ended by the Michigan Legislature (yes, it took the GOP years to finally get some balls and get rid of them). But money was still given out before the official end.

That includes $211,031 given to Curtis and the production company filming her renovation of the Ransom Gillis mansion in Detroit’s largely-abandoned Brush Park neighborhood. The mansion was falling in and had been completely stripped. But, courtesy of taxpayers, an exorbitant amount of money (over $800,000) is being spent to rehab it and split into two small apartments for low-income residents. It would have been much cheaper just to buy them two Detroit houses in good shape. Moreover, the “renovation” is being sponsored by Quicken Loans, owned by billionaire Dan Gilbert. Sadly, while Gilbert and his company get publicity and a “sponsorship,” the real sponsorship is the taxpayers of Michigan.

The Detroit Police Department called Curtis out, but yet her very embellished lie is still on her Facebook account. The woman–a corporate welfare queen–is shameless.

Nicole Curtis, the star of “Rehab Addict” and a Lake Orion native, claims she narrowly escaped being carjacked in Detroit. “It made me question every single thing I have going on in my life,” Curtis wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday that gathered more than 15,000 likes within a few hours of posting. But Detroit police say there was no threat of carjacking or assault at all — in fact, a male grabbed a purse from a car’s open window and took off running, said Sgt. Cassandra Lewis, a Detroit police spokeswoman. The incident took place Monday night when Curtis and a friend were heading back to a car after the Jazz Fest, police said.

Curtis stopped at the parked car that was facing east on Larned and was helping her friend get a baby into the car when a man reached into the car’s open window, grabbed a purse that was sitting in the front seat, and took off on foot, according to police. But in her brief recounting of the situation on Facebook, Curtis described the incident as an “attempted carjacking.” She said she was so overwhelmed that she broke down on the way home from filing a police report.

Uh-huh. Sure, she did.

A reality TV star would never ever lie. After all, it’s reality TV, so everything they say happened, really happened. Right?

Don’t get me wrong. Detroit is a cesspool of crime and failure induced by welfare, other entitlements, and a hip-hop culture that glorifies that and anti-social behavior.

But Nicole Curtis was NOT a victim of a carjacking, an attempted carjacking, or anything close. Her purse was stolen. That’s it.

The bigger victim here: Michigan taxpayers who were robbed by Nicole Curtis and her “Rehab Addiction” to the tune of more than a couple hundred grand.

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10 Responses

If you’re going to lie, make it credible.

Nicole Curtis wasn’t carjacked – her purse got stolen on account of her own stupidity.

Here, maintaining her reality TV image was more important to her than telling the truth.

Moral of the story: don’t believe everything you’re told by famous people.

NormanF on September 10, 2015 at 9:52 pm

However, if Rehab Addict gets the boot, she can become the next anchor of NBC Nightly News . . .

ConcernedPatriot on September 10, 2015 at 10:26 pm

Detroit at night???!?!?!?!!!! She was IN Detroit at NIGHT??!?!?!?!!!!

I wouldn’t go to Detroit at night, . . .

even in the DAY TIME!!! Dumb.

JazzFest??!??!!!??!?!?!?!! They have entertainment in Detroit? Events???!??!?!!! I thought all they had was crime and crime victims.

Debbie, is that idiotic, self centered looking blonde chick with the dumb look on her face in that picture, the one you’re talking about in your article? Man, you sure find the pictures to illustrate your points, LOL!!! A picture is worth a thousand words, and that one spells boob.

Oh, speaking of boobs, like any true reality show queens, hers are fake. Like, we expected anything different?

Debbie knows how to mop up the cultural vomit and plaster it here on our screens for our edification and enlightenment.

Yup, we live in a toilet.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on September 11, 2015 at 12:46 am

I’ve been to Detroit.

Downtown looks nice during the day. Wouldn’t be caught out there at night.

It looks better from Windsor in my native Canada.

NormanF on September 11, 2015 at 5:09 am

Good Morning from an X-DETROITER!

Yes. It is true. I am an X-Detroiter who still has family members living in the city. All in all Family has been living there for 110+ years. However, I am somewhat surprised that instead of focusing on the TV Reality Show twit – and fake (?) boobs – as well as the idiotic Michigan Film Tax Credits program – the comments shift to bashing Detroit.

Now, Detroit has a dung heap of problems. It has been governed by DEMOCRATS, SOCIALISTS / MARXISTS, and rotten POLITICIANS FOR MORE THAN 60+ YEARS. They have loved spending your money. They have run a once very good school system into the ground. They talk equality, opportunity, jobs for all. History records a different story. (Wayne County is included.)

Just the other day, DETNEWS.COM had a report about WAYNE COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY’s facility’s languishing problem – no money. Yet, money is spent on REHAB ADDICT … DUH… MICHIGAN FILM CREDITS…ETC., DUH, ETC, AND MORE DUH. Where are Detroit’s and Wayne County’s Business Leaders???

Am I pissed? Yes. Why? In the past and just recently, I have made inquiries for BUYING vacant lots in Detroit, cleaning and maintaining them. Detroit’s Bureaucracy still, as it did 20 years ago, makes it so difficult for small investors to do these purchases…do the research. I was looking at 5 or 6 lots. I had even gone so far as to contact a Detroit firm regarding one decrepit lot to ask what it would take to clear it, but the cost was a bit too high for me to invest in that lot, i.e. it had a burned-out building on it.

So, Debbie, Thank You for exposing this CARJACK, the ADDICT, her SUPPORTERS, and the hosing we taxpayers are taking so politicians can keep playing a role behind the curtain.


PS: Alfredo and NormanF: There are still some rare gems in Detroit, but one must look very hard to find them. Regards.

Dennis on September 11, 2015 at 9:03 am

I know Dennis, although I rarely miss a chance to crack a joke, especially in my internet forays. But Detroit was once one of the icon cities of America, as you so correctly point out. And the same policies, the same disease that has infected the entire nation, has done Detroit in.

Jokes aside, there is nothing funny about what has happened to Detroit, and what the people who live in and around the area have to go through on a daily basis. It’s a shame. Next October I will be entering what were supposed to be my “Golden Years.”

Instead, they promise to nothing but Moldy Years. Not exactly how I envisioned it growing up, and the demise of Detroit is just one signpost on our way to Obliteration.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on September 11, 2015 at 10:49 am

I think she’s hot. I wish all welfare queens looked like that.

Bigfish on September 15, 2015 at 1:14 pm

You seem kinda hateful. I guess it’s possible Nicole is doing things wrong but at least she’s making efforts. I think Nicole’s main goal is maintaining, as far as possible, the craftsmanship that frequently ends up in landfills, and is happy to accept all available help. She doesn’t appear to be intentionally screwing over the tax payers.

Jeananncheeta on June 24, 2016 at 1:02 pm

One of the most over racist articles Eva, dog.

DS...Aracisttroll on October 27, 2016 at 3:43 pm

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