Law enforcement officials have seized an extensive piece of land belonging to ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ star John Schneider in Livingston Parish, Louisiana and plan to put it up for sale later this month.
According to court documents, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office took over the property totalling more than 50 acres. The property includes Schneider’s home, office, cars, sound stages, and more. It will go up for sale after January 16th.
The sheriff’s office says the seizure of sale is due to a bank foreclosure for “failure to pay” the mortgage.
Schneider addressed the situation in a 7½-minute Facebook video, saying the 2016 flood made for an “uphill battle” for John Schneider Studios. Schneider delivered the message from the front seat of a vehicle, evoking images of his character Bo Duke from the popular 1980s television show “Dukes of Hazzard.”
Schneider said the flood isn’t entirely to blame for his financial struggles and there’s risk associated with any startup.
“I’m not blaming this situation that I’m in right now on the flood. I’m blaming it on a dream,” Schneider said. “Because I dreamed to be something, to be someone, to share my stories with the world. … I believe that with all my heart and soul. And this dream is a dream I’m not going to give up on.”
John Schneider was in and out of jail in June 2018 over an alimony dispute. The actor told Fox News in 2018 that he cannot afford the payments to his estranged wife Elvira “Elly” Schneider.
Additionally, the studio was one of numerous properties to take significant flood damage in August 2016.
He was most recently featured on the latest season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’.
You can support John in his financial struggles by ordering from his online store: johnschneiderstudios.com