Conan O'Brien reportedly has made a payment to the Internal Revenue Service, preventing his family beach home from being auctioned off. The U.K. publication The Daily Mail reports that O'Brien paid the IRS $8,000, getting his home in Rhode Island removed from auction.
"Town officials told The Westerly Sun that Mr O'Brien, who has an estimated net worth of about $75 million, paid his $8,000 bill on Friday morning," the publication reports, citing an Associated Press story. "The property near the Westerly shore is valued at about $723,000. It was among several the town planned to auction on Tuesday to settle delinquent tax bills."
A publicist for O'Brien said in a statement that the talk show veteran didn't know he owed back taxes, and cited a clerical error that caused the tax bill to fail to reach O'Brien's accountant.
"Property records show the house, located just across the street from a marina and boat yard, under the name of Mr O'Brien's parents, Thomas and Ruth O'Brien. The median income in the area is $127,000 and median home value $928,000," the report adds.