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Octomom's House

A Picture of Squalor

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

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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Someone needs to save those kids. That bitch is f_cking insane. She's extremely lazy, has no job and no plans of getting one, and she can't even maintain a safe/clean home for her kids. Being broke doesn't mean you have to be a f_cking slob too. Someone PLEASE take those kids away. This woman has NO idea how to be a mother, and doesn't even care. No beds for half of the kids? The babies are using the bathroom in the back yard? Give me a f_cking break!!! This is NOT a good situation.

913 days ago


"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."
SHOCKING??? Is it a child writing this article? Parents are allowed to put kids in their rooms and tell them to stay there. If Octo's children are disobedient and won't stay in the room and she has to use a chair to hold the door closed, then so be it. That is not child abuse.

913 days ago


really? I live in florida where pitbulls have better treatment then kids and if the cops came in and saw a bunch of kids locked in a room with a chair blocking the door the mother would be in jail for child far as one working toilet for 16 people thats a health code problem...who ever rented the house to these "people" was insane..theres your future America..welfare trash crapping in the yard

913 days ago


Here's what I think. I think there is a little more to this story then the hairstylist is letting on. She's been friends with Nadya for years doing Nadya kids hair (so she claimed) and never has she came forward and accused the kids of being neglected, abandon or of starvation until now and it sure makes you wonder why huh?

I suspect the stylist with the crazy tattoo and Nadya had a falling out and this is her nasty revenge against Nadya. We all heard her side, why don't we all wait to hear Nadya?

Last but not least, the house conditions should not come as a surprise to any of us, police or CPS since we've seen it deteriorated for 3 yrs now. We all knew of Elijah's trigger happy artwork/graffiti and she said herself that the plumbing was bad which is one of many other reasons she is moving out of the place. So why are we shock now of this news? UGH!

There's an explaination to the chair up against the bedroom door too. I'm pretty sure many of you by now have watch Nadya video diary on Ustream and can see how the kids run in and out of the room during bedtime, how she tried desperately to keep them in there during bedtime. Since there's no lock on the door, perhaps this was Nadya way to keep them in the room during bedtime, instead of having them run around the house all hours of the night. No, I don't approve but with 8 little ones underfoot during bed hours, well drastic calls, call for drastic matters and as you can see she was standing right there so the kids weren't in any immediate danger.

Nadya feeds her kids so that I know for sure is a big fat LIE saying she don't. We all saw the videos, the food and what she cooks and feed them and yes they do have clothes b/c we saw them too. My neighbors nieces and nephews run around the house with tops on too all the time (especially during the summer) whats wrong with that? Two of their kids are in potty training so yeah she often take the potties in the yard, on the front porch and even in the hall-- wherever she may be in home. No one wants to keep running up/down the stairs with a 1, 2 or 3 yrs old to put them on a PORTABLE potty everytime they have to go, especially when they have other house duties and kids to look after.

Nadya kids are three and have out grown their cribs, we saw them climb out of them and the ones that's been taking out of the room were broken. Bunkbeds is not acceptable for 3 yrs old due to the facts the ones sleeping up top can climb over, fall and seriously hurt themselves... add that to the fact there's not enough room to put 4 sets of twin bunkbeds and o'con there is nothing wrong with sleeping on the floor. Better then sleeping on the ground outside, HOMELESS!

No, not making excuses here, I'm just being logical, thinking rational and seeing the matters from all angles and not just on a word of an ex-friend of the family whom I believe had some verbal conflicts with Nadya that care to run to the police and show TMZ some pictures she more then likely took out of retaliations. Apparently I'm not the only one who see it this way. Since two CPS, one detective and police officer enter the home and came out finding no truth to the hairstylist fault and exaggerating allegations.

913 days ago


Instead of ratting her out to the cops, the hairdresser should have done something to help this family. A rat is a lot worse than a mother who is in over her head and needs help.

913 days ago


I guess she thought she lived in a glass house. All those I'll brats, sell some off.

913 days ago

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

One person is completely incapable of caring for 14 kids. Daycare laws allow one adult for 5 children.

Octolooney's supporters all think the solution is to throw more money at her, Money doesn't fix her problem.

913 days ago


She is clearly crazy. There is no way she can take care of those kids, even with the state giving ner free money. The kids should be taken away and put into foster care.

913 days ago


I said it from the moment this nutjob became pregnant:


913 days ago


Octomom will let the hairstylist cut her kids (and probably her) hair for free but she wont take bunk beds so the kids dont have to sleep on the floor?!?!?
I am sure there is food in the frig with the 2k a month the state is giving her.
What a freak this woman is.

913 days ago


How sad for those kids, they did not choose this.

You can just see, the writing on the wall, the mess, the chaos, that those children are SCREAMING out for attention. No way can one adult give ALL OF THOSE CHILDREN the one on one time and attention they each individually need to meet their needs and nurture them like each one of them deserves.

No way.

The house is telling that the kids are crying out for attention (Hi written on the wall, as if to hope to get someone's attention.)

913 days ago


Daycares do not just allow one provider, there has to be several adults. She has toooo many infants and toddlers for 1 adult, in daycares, some require the following:

1 adult per 4 children from birth through 15 months of age;
1 adult per 5 children from 16 months through 23 months of age;
1 adult per 8 children from two years through four years of age;
1 adult per 16 children from five years through nine years of age; and

913 days ago


obviously her hairstylist has no kids because its not that uncommon to have your kids "in the backyard, barefoot, dirty and wearing no pants". If that were true you would have to take everyone's kids away. THEY'RE KIDS THEY DO THAT SORT OF STUFF!!!

913 days ago


To be honest, those pics don't look all that bad (although when it comes to judging squalor, smell is probably a better indicator). Cluttered, yes, the graffiti is weird, and the door blocked with a chair is suspicious, BUT none of that is a slam dunk for neglect. I'm not an expert, but I am a foster parent, and compared to the stories I have heard from case workers, the pics are fairly mild. Of course, it may be dreadful first hand.

That said, I find it basically impossible that the children are getting any quality of life, even if the house doesn't look like an episode of hoarders. They may well be neglected. Heck, they probably are. We have one little kid, which is hard enough. It would be hard to even keep the names of 14 straight, let alone actually care for them.

913 days ago


Good for the hairstylist for being an advocate for those children and speaking out on behalf of them and their sad living environment.

More people need to be and have a voice for children who are too young to have their own voice.

913 days ago
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