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Octomom Wins Battle to Control Octofinances

1/9/2010 11:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

OctomomA judge in Santa Ana, Calif. took the side of Octomom Nadya Suleman yesterday and smacked aside a petition filed by some guy trying to get the court to appoint an independent guardian to monitor her children's money.

A random guy named Paul Petersen had filed, and been granted, a petition to have someone watch over their moolah since Octomom was striking all sorts of deals. But yesterday a California appeals court ruled in her favor, vacated the previous order, and called the whole thing an "unprecedented, meritless effort by a stranger."

Octomom can go about profiting off her children without further interference.

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31.

Rock Singer    

TMZ....Please stop reporting on Octomom, I've just lost my breakfast again.

1559 days ago
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shirleyfeeney    

Paul Peterson? He's not " a random guy". He's an advocate for children and their money. He was on "The Donna Reed Show".

BTW--he was right to file the petition, and I hope he keeps filing the petitions on their behalf.


1559 days ago
33.

Worried    

Don't let the facts get lost here Harvey. You too are profiting from her kids by running stories like this... and that makes you a hypocrite of the highest order.

Facts are facts: you are as guilty as her for keeping her kids in the news.

1559 days ago
34.

PolarBear    

and only OctoMike gives a damn

1558 days ago
35.

Princess    

Uh, people? I'm pretty sure that TMZ was being tongue-in-cheek with the "Random Guy" comment.

1558 days ago
36.

SweetMelissa    

WHY R THEY GIVING THIS PATHETIC WOMEN ATTENTION???? IT MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH.

1558 days ago
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SweetMelissa    

PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ YOUR 15 MINUTES WERE UP 2 MONTHS AGO.... OCTOMOM, JOHN AND KATE GET A LIFE AND GO AWAY........... GET OFF MY T.V. ALREADY...................

1558 days ago
38.

Laughing    

You must be joking princess..... TMZ wasn't being tongue in cheek - they were being stupid!

1558 days ago
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Crissy Angela    

How stupid to refer to Paul Petersen as a "random guy." Even people far removed from Hollywood know who he is.

1558 days ago
40.

Originalkat    

Paul Peterson knows alot about what happens to exploited children. This woman had these children to exploit them and have a lifetime paycheck. I think someone should be watching out for these children and their future.

1558 days ago
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marge    

TMZ, you need to correct this story to properly identify Paul Peterson. He's been an advocate for child stars for decades, working to see that kids financial assets are protected from parental greed, and exploitation. He wasn't asking to control the money himself, only see that someone would be a guardian and advocate for the kid's interests.

I'm sorry the judge didn't listen and act. Those kids need someone in their corner to protect them from Octomom's avarice and foolishness.

1558 days ago
42.

They were in it for the money    

HEY! Paul Petersen just isnt some random guy, you cornballs! He is an advocate to help child actors and the like to secure their financial futures from their greedy, money grubbing parents. he IS a very upstanding citizen and a real cool dude, not to mention he STILL is pretty sexy looking for a guy in his 60's. He has some inside scoop concerning Michael Jackson as well since his wife is a certain kind of nurse in the movie industry-knows a lot of things, the dude is quite interesting to say the least! He will fire yet another Salvo into the mix soon enough.

1558 days ago
43.

Jack Marshall    

TMZ's celebrating Octomom, a deranged publicity-seeking child exploiter, and denigrating the heroic Paul Petersen, who has been selflessly working to protect child performers from people like her, as "some random guy," not only shows TMZ's despicable values but also ignorance of TMZ's own supposed area of expertise. Petersen is far more of a celebrity than Nadia: he is an author, a star of a classic TV series, a recording artist, and a child advocate. Whoever wrote this revolting item should be fired.

1558 days ago
44.

tiv    

Paul Peterson and Gloria (ambulance chaser) should mind their own business has nothing to do with them wow if i was Nadia i would sue them myself for butting in my life causeing grief leave her alone one min Gloria is on her saying she cant support them and when she does she sues her or takes her to court wow sad sad people



1558 days ago
45.

John    

Paul Petersen is right on point. Those children of Octomom like the children of the Gosselins as well as those newboen babies of celeberities that appear on the covers of magazines are all being exploited. Where does all that money they earn go? To the adults, I'm sure.
Octomom would not be earning any money herself without those children. I have great fear for those children.
Petersen knows from his experience in the business. Mostly, I gather through observation in his organization.
He is a sound of reason in this situation as was Gloria Allard.

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