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Octomom's Neighbors

Every Day Is Hell

1/23/2011 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Relentless screaming ... cackling ... police sirens -- just another day in the life of Octomom's neighbors ... who all claim Nadya Suleman is constantly disrupting the community AND damaging property value.

TMZ spoke with several neighbors who all tell the same miserable tale ... everyday is like living next to a horribly obnoxious amusement park. 

In fact, TMZ obtained an eardrum-bursting audio clip that one neighbor recorded during an especially awful screaming session at Octo's pad.

One person told us, "We continuously hear kids screaming and crying and fighting."

Another neighbor told us they're constantly being woken up at 6AM by the sounds of screaming children ... when Octo lets the kids go outside to "play" with no regard for the noise.

As for the cops, we're told the constant police presence is becoming a nuisance ... in fact, neighborhood locals -- even children -- are often subjected to ID checks simply to gain access to streets around Octo's home.

But perhaps the most significant complaint -- neighbors have been informed by real estate agents that living near Octo could LOWER the value of their homes ... because they would have to disclose the fact that she lives close by. 

... and you thought you had bad neighbors.


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I can understand the neighbors point of view but can't do much about it. Would anyone of us like it. I doubt it.

1370 days ago


Sure that many kids is going to be loud but the idea that cops are patrolling area streets and other who live there have to show id just to walk in their own neighborhood is amazing to me. Who's paying for this security? And NO it's not illegal to record your noisy neighbors if you are doing from your own home... period! That's the point this is what it sounds like at 'your' house. And frankly if those kids are crying that much and screaming that much maybe some recording is exactly what needs to be done. Maybe Octomom is too busy shooting porn parodies in her kids rooms to actually be watching her 8 2yr olds. Unlike Nadia those neighbors worked and paid for their homes they should have some say if the noise and chaos are disturbing everyone. If Nadia can't properly deal with her own kids then her situation needs to be looked at ... again.

1370 days ago


What they should do is start firing off lawsuits against the new owner of the home that Vivid clown. If enough of them started lawsuits he would have to pay to defend them and possibly consider kicking her to the curb where she belongs. I can't believe that anybody backs this lunatic. There are plenty of single mothers with two kids who are forced to live in shelters yet nobody gives them free homes or pays for their cosmetic procedures. What a joke and her supporters are just stupid sheep. Shame on you.

1370 days ago


About the cops checking the residents IDs - just goes to show that the police are only concerned about the famous people. Ordinary citizens have very little rights and the local residents are lucky to even be allowed into their own neighborhoods. How do you check IDs on children? do the police now demand that even the children produce ID to go to their own homes? Any decent attorney should be able to do something to protect these families.

The police should be ashamed of themselves for coddling the famous. And why isn't child protective services involved? It sounds like they should be investigating the woman for child abuse.

1370 days ago


Besides, what kind of ID is a child supposed to carry around? Do 5 year olds in california get ID from the state?

1370 days ago


I can record whatever I want to record in my own yard. If the noise is so loud that I can make an audio tape within my property boundaries, the noise is not my problem. It's the county's problem.

No, you don't get to move into a neighborhood and disturb the neighbors as much as you want. In general, we have the right to expect peace and quiet in our homes and that's why there are noise ordinances and nuisance statutes.

I do feel for her predicament; who in their right mind would expect to be able to handle 14 young children 24/7? Not me. But that still doesn't make it her right to disrupt the neighborhood.

It's obvious Suleman lacks even the most basic parenting skills. I was astonished by her many comments in the German transcript - such as her complaint that in 'some' families the older kids help take care of the younger, but not in her household. Does she think the older kids do it automatically? As with any other social behavior, they have to be taught. It's obvious there's no teaching going on here; there's only chaos.

Maybe the suggestion of a visit from Super Nanny is the best ever since apparently CPS isn't going to step in and help these kids.

1370 days ago


What happened to LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. Maybe they should spend their Sundays going to church instead of watching her house all day and recording her kids on tape. How crazy is that recording her kids.Some people have nothing better to do all day then to sit and watch what the neighbors do all day.

1370 days ago


You notice alot of people don't like celebrities moving in. you heard this espically about Lohan and Hilton. Who want's the paps and news crews constently around blocking your driveway and asking questions. I'm sure it gets old real quick.

1370 days ago

Celeb Gossip Addict    

I just watched the video and it is absolutely ridiculous. Nadya's neighbor is an azzhole with a capital AZZ. The neighbor is talking about the noise, but Nadya is living in that noise. If we never bother her again she will still have serious repercussions for her choices for at least the next 16 years. At some point people need to forgive and deal with their own lives and leave this woman alone. And if then neighbor wants to cut down on the noise why doesn't she occasional help by taking a child or two out for ice cream? Has she ever taken a moment to consider what this young woman is dealing with and stop thinking about herself? B*tch.

1370 days ago


@Linda...Put youself in their situation. You may change your mind. This is not just one neighbor complaining, it's all of them.

Octo never got the jon and kate make 8 reality type show and the financial security that would have brought she expected.

She has no respect for herself, her kids or her neighbors.

1370 days ago



American Mom must be Nadya herself.

For Nadya to have 14 children is ridiculous in itself and NO, none of these neighbors buy homes and/or rent to hear babies screaming or the like.

It's called simple, RESPECT. If anyone should move, it should be Nadya and her brood (to a farm perhaps where neighbors are spaced a mile apart). Nadya cannot afford to live there anyways so it should be her that moves.

Posted at 1:32 AM on Jan 23, 2011 by Caligirl
Good idea and put some of the older ones to work
helping with a garden or maybe some chickens or a beef cow
kids with something to do get in less trouble

1370 days ago


EXACTLY JLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS A INVASION OF PRIVACY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted at 2:22 AM on Jan 23, 2011 by MJ is the Greatest of all

To all the posters who play lawyers on the TMZ boards, they had every right to record the noise they have to put up with and unless they went on her property to record it there's no invasion of anything. The neighbors have every right to sit on their properties or the stand in the street and record the circus they have to constantly endure.

And to the morons that think the neighbors should help her, you yourselves are free to go and volunteer your help. Why haven't you already? People that actually own or are paying for their homes are entitled to some peace and quiet sometimes.

The neighbors that have to show Id's to the police should sue the city. Americans are entitled to travel freely within our borders, so they should be able to come home from wherever without Id check from the state. If Octo needs security so badly she needs to pay for off duty police or other security for her property herself.

And I bet MJ even thought Octo is crazy trash, and that says it all.

1370 days ago


@Gossip...It's very difficult to feel sorry for someone who already had 6 kids she could not afford or handle. Then she goes and gets InVetro (where did that money come from?) to have 8 more kids she can't afford or handle.

I agree with all means go over and help.

1370 days ago


I have absolutely NO sympathy for Nadya & her situation and I DO feel sorry for her neighbors.

It is indefensible that this nutjob had 8 MORE kids after she already had 6 with no visible means of support. No one can handle 14 kids, the taxpayers are on the hook for her insanity and now her neighbors are being victimized as well.

1370 days ago

KT fr CB    

I have an autistic child like she does. You have no idea what it is like. yes he screams and cries a lot. this is the exact same **** we have to go through. the comments people make is terrible. obviously her neighbours don't have an autistic child or else they'd understand exactly what us parents have to go through on a daily bases. people should be more understanding. but I do agree that 6am is silly. I never take my children out until 10am and if he is not happy then I take him back inside.

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