Child neglect investigation ‘set up’, Octomom tells Dr. Drew
Octomom Nadya Suleman is back in the news this week after photos posted online recently prompted police and child services to pay a visit to her Southern California home.
TMZ reports that the photos were provided to them by Suleman’s hairdresser, who filed a report with the La Habra Police Department on Tuesday that that claims the 14 kids are “living in squalor.”
One of the photos shows Suleman showing off her freshly done hair, while in the background a chair is seen propped under the doorknob of a room. The hairdresser also noted that toddlers were using training toilets outside the home. She also claims Suleman spent $520 on a Brazilian blow-out and haircut for herself, while continuing to receive welfare checks.
“None of that is accurate,” Suleman told HLN’s Dr. Drew Thursday night. “The kids play with the doors …the door doesn't close. [The older kids] put the chair there so they don’t go in and lock themselves in. “
She continued, “One toilet was backed up and not working. The little kids wouldn't listen to me. They kept going one day. The next day the plumber came out ... they found a harmonica in there.”
As far as her hair goes, Suleman explained, “…$250 was [for] a Brazilian blowout and the product she said I had to use to maintain it. The rest of the money was for all the kids' haircuts and prior haircuts I owed my friend.”
Suleman added, “She's a good hairstylist. Nonetheless, this is inexcusable. She premeditated it -- planned to come out [and] take pictures, unbeknownst for me.”
Officials say they did not find anything unusual at Suleman’s home and determined the children were safe.
Suleman, 38, gave birth to eight babies in January 2009. That’s when she became known as “Octomom.” She already had six other young children at the time.
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