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Police Investigating

Child Neglect Claims

4/25/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The La Habra Police Department and the Orange County Dept. of Family and Children's Services showed up at the home of Octomom Nadya Suleman Tuesday night, after receiving a complaint from her hairstylist that the mother of 14 allows her kids to live in horrendous conditions.

Octomom's hairstylist went to the PD today and she tells us ... she told cops she has been in the house and seen the following:

-- the plumbing is a disaster ... there is only one working toilet in the house
-- some of the kids are pooping on portable training toilets located in their bedrooms and in the backyard
-- the kids appear malnourished and unbathed
-- she observed Octomom locking her kids in a bedroom while she tended to personal matters
-- the house is filthy

The stylist made other allegations as well.

When the cop and 3 Children's Services workers arrived and walked inside, you can hear Octo say, "Excuse the graffiti." 

The authorities stayed an hour-and-a-half and left.  We're told they determined the kids were not in danger so they weren't removed from the home, but there will be a follow-up with Children's Services.

We're told the authorities will continue to investigate.


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jane taylor    

Great clip!

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B Griffith    

If only this would have happened sooner! Angelina Jolie could have gotten a bulk discount on adoption.

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She took those extra couple of minutes to hide her weed and crack pipes and all the booze that was laying everywhere

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My house only has one toilet. And my kids have colored the wall. And my baby was potty trained in portable potty chairs. And I bathed them in the sink when they were babies. What is so AWFUL AND UNUSUAL about that anyway? Of course it is a mess. Duh. And of course we barricade our kids in once area now and then. Play pen? Crib? Gated room? Fenced in yard. Stop getting worked up about nothing, people.

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The person needs to be put against a wall & shot on public TV.

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That's what happens when you wear STUPID shoes!    

Ok. I'm not totally buying this. Since when do police officers and social workers allow gossip site cameras to accompany them on house visits? It seems there would be legal rules that would prohibit that, similar to HIPPA regulations in healthcare. I suspect that this may be a ploy by octomom to either have her children taken away because she's tired of dealing with them or to garner public sympathy so that people will send more donations. I personally believe a police officer would have made TMZ turn the cameras off, if this were a legitimate investigation.

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janet l    

why are people so mean and nasty? you have not been to her home and seen her liviving conditions, the press would not say anything nice. that will not sell papers. they are acheap bunch.they cant make it as responsible jounalist.the world is a mess because of mean people.the mother loves her kids i am sure.look at kate plus eight. that women needs serious anger management.please look at your selves. do you really think you are better. i am a mother of three and my house was a mess lots of times.please stop the the pain and anger you creating. if the kids grow up with problems you mean people will be largly responsable. they will be bullied and treated horribly. i am sure those mean kids will come from a two parent home with one sibling . no parent gets it all right. jl

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Straight Talkin Texan    

That cop should lose some weight. I seriously doubt he could run after and/or catch a running bad guy.

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i understand she is not doing her best but that doesn't make her a completely bad mother. she does have 14 kids and takes care of them on her own. meaning physically not financially. we should give her a little break.

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Who the hell was taking pictures of children going to bathroom...and then selling them to TMZ ???

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First of all my bestfriend which is her "Stylist" did not say anything about her .Why is everyone judging her ? Because she has alot of kids?.. Noone really knows her ecp her family an a lil of true friends.. yall should get a LIFE AN WORRIE ABOUT YOUR OWN..


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The statement about there being only one working toilet in the house is telling beyond just the obvious logistics. Evidently there is no one taking care of the maintenance of the property and I wonder how safe the electrical and mechanical components are. I've been a landlord/renovator for 35 years and have seen what happens to property when it is occupied by people who don't have a clue. In this case, it's only a matter of time before there are NO working toilets and then what?

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they should make her submit to s drug screen and interview the children seperately, espcially the older ones, they would be more truthful as to what is really going on in the home regarding neglect, abuse etc. Locking her children in the room is not safe what if a fire started somewhere else in the home? letting her children handle inhailants is not safe either, when it comes to letting them spray pain the walls. i noticed that there is just a matress on the floor in one pic with one of the chidlren on it, where are the blankets, sheets and pillows. these should all be concerns that the cfs works need to be looking at. if she is over whelmed (which it is clear that she is) she should be asking for the help she needs when it comes to managing these kids. i hope that just because she is a 'celebrity' that they wont let her off easily when it comes to her role and duties as a parent. she could benefit from some proper parenting classes for sure.

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Of course, no way one person can take care of 14 small children... Didn't they offer her free help and she blew them off.. I'm sure she did this to get a tv show... lol but it didn't work...

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