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Octomom's House

A Picture of Squalor

4/25/2012 6:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Octomom and the horrible house conditionsTMZ has obtained pictures of Octomom Nadya Suleman's home that have triggered a police and child services investigation into allegations that her 14 kids are living in horrendous conditions and are being grossly neglected.

TMZ broke the story, Octo's hairstylist, Stephanie, went to La Habra cops Tuesday afternoon and filed a formal complaint. A La Habra cop and 3 reps from the Orange County Department of Children and Family Services went to Octo's house Tuesday night to investigate.

One picture shows two children pooping in a portable training toilet in the backyard. We're told the plumbing in the house is shot, and only one toilet is operational. 

Another photo shows Octo just after she got her hair done. What's shocking is that she locked her kids in the bedroom by propping a chair against the door so they couldn't get out.

Yet another pic shows the children's bedroom, with 2 cribs and a mattress. Stephanie told cops some of the kids are forced to sleep on the floor.

And there's more ... a pic shows some of the kids in the backyard, barefoot, dirty and wearing no pants.



Stephanie tells TMZ, "The kids are in desperate need of help, and I tried to help and she's not open to anyone helping her." She says the boys are wearing girl's clothes, they are neglected and Nadya is just incapable of caring for them.

Authorities stayed at Octo's home Tuesday night for an hour-and-a-half, and determined the kids were not in danger. There will, however, be follow-up with Children's Services.

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376.

Sandra    

Instead of blowing over 500 bucks on a haircut and stylist, why didn't she use the money to fix the plumbing in her house? Or maybe to buy some furniture for her kids? Am I missing something here? I think having functional plumbing and beds for your children to sleep in is WAY more important than getting your hair done. Just my opinion, but seriously!!

825 days ago
377.

what a jerk    

Ugh. What will it take to get those kids away from that selfish, useless excuse for a mother?

825 days ago
378.

anonymous    

How the heck did those children NOT get taken from her the other day is beyond me.... That place is disgusting

825 days ago
379.

Jeff    

All of her children are so cute, and deserve so much more than what they are getting. After abusing her right to reproduce, Nadya should be permanently sterilized, committed to a mental health institution. And if at all possible, the children should be placed with loving, skilled, and qualified foster or adoptive parents.

825 days ago
380.

Veronica    

I think this "Hair stylist" wasn't gettig enough attention with her hideous tattoos and now gets it off of octofool. IF SHE is a friend, I'd hate to see how she treats her enemies?!
She cuts the kid's hair for fre but charges their mom HOW MUCH?!! Seriously? How charitable. TMZ isn't so gracious either like some other knucklehead says here. They love this women as she is a train wreck and train wrecks equal hits on their site which equals advertising revenue$ And it takes THREE reps from DCFS?! Isn't California THE MOST BROKE-ASS STATE IN THE USA? GREAT USE OF RESOURCES sending three reps! Media whores EVERYONE HERE!! HELLO!!???

825 days ago
381.

Veronica    

I think this "Hair stylist" wasn't gettig enough attention with her hideous tattoos and now gets it off of octofool. IF SHE is a friend, I'd hate to see how she treats her enemies?!
She cuts the kid's hair for free but charges their mom HOW MUCH?!! Seriously? How charitable. TMZ isn't so gracious either like some other knucklehead says here. They love this women as she is a train wreck and train wrecks equal hits on their site which equals advertising revenue$ And it takes THREE reps from DCFS?! Isn't California THE MOST BROKE-ASS STATE IN THE USA? GREAT USE OF RESOURCES sending three reps! Media whores EVERYONE HERE!! HELLO!!???

825 days ago
382.

Bigboss    

I think Stephanie either didn't get paid or any hookups hanging out with Nadya or they are fighting or drugs or get high and get into a fight (twitterbeef) that hasn't died down yet

824 days ago
383.

Patrick Henry    

I wouldn't say that the house is squalid: I have visited squalid and this ain't it ( yet).
I've visited worse and we've all seen Hoarders on TV.

What I am not seeing: Feces and urine ( human or animal) on floors or amidst strewn clothes on floors and or smeared on walls; ,vermin/pests in house/ on beds, Leaking roofs/windows, holes punched in walls. Exposed electric outlets and hanging old wires, Dead animals and bugs in house. sewage in house, overflowing into tubs and sinks.
Pesticides/ full and empty booze bottles. dirty needles laying around.

AS for THE HAIRSTYLIST: What a scam artist about 220 per hair blow out plus 80 for products. 220 SHOULD COVER A CUT PER CHILD PLUS SHAMPOOS AND TIPS. She's had enough appointment with which to file a complaint so why now? either octomom pied her off or she needed money from the tabloids. She is just as sleazy as OCTO.

824 days ago
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Brianna Melehan    

there is only so many times you can clean a house in one day .... i only have 2 children and (- the walls) my house can look like that too and with 8 BABIES toilet training id put the potties out side too and leave there pants off to help them ....FFS give her a break!!!!!

824 days ago
385.

kade    

Child protective services won't do a thing except figure out how to get Octobreeder MORE welfare. That's how it works unless there is something truly criminal going on. I've seen worse conditions in licensed foster homes.

Thing is that with conditions like this there is no chance Nutjob will get any sort of reality tv deal unless it's on Hoarders. Other reports have said that the older children have serious problems (autism?), aren't potty trained and have serious behavioral issues. TV viewers want to see the perfectly groomed Gosselins or Duggars- not a graffiti covered out and ungroomed children.

824 days ago
386.

Bobe    

Look at all these perfect people. 99% of americans are like Suleman...

824 days ago
387.

karrgirl    

the person that took these pic is not realy concern for the wellfare of these children this is about getting paid she is a voulter try to help first not taking pic
octomum should sue her ass

824 days ago
388.

sam    

She did it for fame .

824 days ago
389.

Jeneal    

where is the father! why is he not helping???!!

824 days ago
390.

Wow    

Oh wow... I bet they already know how to go to the bathroom.. They just put the toilets outside to get them out of the house... I like how knowbody says anything about the level of publicity theyre going threw.... So we can look at them peeing and the graffitti on the walls..

824 days ago
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