TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.

575 COMMENTS

No Avatar
391.

mary    

Idk about anyone else but there are 2 sides to any story.the kids were supposidly locked in that room.then there are pics of children outside.maybe she has a pet.idk but my kids have run around many times in a shirt and panties that does not justify that she is not a loving mother.they all look very healthy,there are parents that beat there kids repeatedly and still have them.maybe just maybe she might be inthe process of painting...the blue walls look very clean just maybe she did not want those messed up while she was getting a haircut..and what friend charges 520,00 for haircuts...probono.......2 sides2 every story,,leave that woma n alone and let her family livethere

728 days ago
392.

F    

Then cry. Stephanie needs to get a life. Octomom just needs to have those kids on a schedule like they are in school. They didn't have any pants on. LOL They were dirty and outside in 60 degree weather. What ever.CPS said they weren't in danger because they weren't. She just needs a little advice and to take the advice.

728 days ago
393.

Govega    

Not that I am going to totally defend her, but I have seen much worse squalid conditions in the hood and these kids are kept with the single mom. Give her some services like everyone else who gets a hand out for free. Also, Angelina Jolie openly dresses Shiloh like a boy and she does not get investigated.

728 days ago
394.

Sheri    

This woman needs some help, she can't do it on her own. She appears mentally ill, and thinks everything is A-Okay.How about some Home Health Aides or someone to come in and help with the child care, some intense counseling for Mom It's a start, but it's better than doing nothing

728 days ago
395.

Sylvia    

That is the reason people do not have all of those kids. Who can take care of that many kids.

728 days ago
396.

Outraged mom    

The really shocking thing here is that Stephanie thinks that it is acceptable to photograph someone else's children with their pants down and then post it on the internet. Has she no decency? Then the hairdresser has the gall to say that she is doing this to "Help the children." When men do this sort of thing we call them predators and call the police. Just imagine if you hired someone to come into your home and they secretly photographed your half naked kids on the toilet. Shame on Stephanie and shame on TMZ for posting that photo. Now who should the police really be visiting?

728 days ago
397.

enzo360    

How can a mother lock her kids in a room while she gets her hair done? HOW DAMM'IT?

728 days ago
398.

Derick    

Some people will stop at nothing until they see these kids taken away from their mother. So sad, Hair stylist what did you do to assist? You just got out your camera to take pictures hoping that will bring you some fame.
Go to any house with many kids things like those things you saw happens everyday.

728 days ago
399.

tltexas    

And these kids are not in danger? Check out the plastic sandwich bags in the kitchen picture. SOMEBODY HELP THESE KIDS- please!!!!!!!

728 days ago
400.

albut    

its a sad situation, but the hair stylist was paided for providing a service and not to be rating someone. how would she feel if so one went to her business or home and took photos. If she was a under cover cop or social service its ok..more s*** on s***.....

728 days ago
401.

thetruthiz    

I am totally disgusted that someone like this is even allowed to have children in their presence. In my opinion she has made a complete mockery out of motherhood. There are women wanting and longing to be mothers and devastated that they are not able to have children, and then "Octomom" comes along and has all these kids and this is how she chooses to treat them?!!This is what she calls loving them?!!! How twisted is this?!!! These kids do not deserve this or her as a mother. They are obviously not being taking care of. She is locking her children in a room? Why hasn't DHS come in and taken those poor children away from her? That is child abuse!!! What is it going to take for someone to do something to help these kids?! These children didnt ask for this!!! Good job for reporting her...Stephanie!!!

728 days ago
402.

Melissa     

wow she better be glad she dont live in VA here those kids would have been taken because of her having no running water.

728 days ago
403.

Carmichael    

This is hardly squalor. As a probation officer I have seen alot worse. There is nothing that indicates in these pics that the children are in any danger. That she locks the kids in with a door is speculation I'd say. Get a life you bunch a vultures. Media is just tryin to pick her apart like they always do. Ever tried to pick up after 3 or 4 kids, let alone 8?

728 days ago
404.

Colleen    

I have seen worse then that. Her house just needs some furniture to put things in. I understand just how hard it is to by things. I say if she garbage all over the floor I think that is scolor. There is clothes in one part of the house and that can be picked up easaly.

728 days ago
405.

ROBIN D.    

I THINK YOU SHOULD GIVE HER A BREAK! SHE IS TRYING TO BE RESPONSIBLE, AND RAISE HER 14, IMAGINE, 14 KIDS. I HAD A HARD TIME PICKING UP AFTER 3. IF SHE ONLY HAS ONE WORKING TOILET, IT WAS A PRETTY GOOD IDEA TO SET OUT THE POTTY CHAIRS! AT LEAST THE KIDS ARE NOT RUNNING AROUND IN SOILED UNDIES! WHY HAS HER LANDLORD NOT FIXED THE PLUMBING? LOOKS LIKE SHE IS DOING THE BEST SHE CAN. HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO POTTY TRAIN 8 BABIES AT ONCE?
AND WHAT'S UP WITH THIS FRIEND? WHY WOULD SHE TAKE OVER $500.00 FOR A HAIRCUT! I DON'T THINK WE ARE GETTING THE WHOLE STORY! THE KIDS' ROOM LOOKED CLEAN TO ME. HER BEDROOM MAYBE A MESS, SO OBVIOUSLY SHE THINKS OF THE KIDS FIRST! WHO ON HERE HAS THE RIGHT TO CAST THE FIRST STONE? NO ME.

728 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web