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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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436.

The Mooch    

Take those kids away from her!!!!! She is an UNFIT mother!!!!!

907 days ago
437.

emma    

I don't get it. I don't see the squalor. What was she expecting a woman on welfare with 14 kids' house to look like? And the kids all look happy. There are kids in a lot worse living situations than this. Let's focus on some real problems.

907 days ago
438.

hairbag    

for the sake of these childrn they should be removed from this house (cannot call it a home) they were produced for financial gain and if she was a true mommy the $500 plus for hair care would have went for food clothes etc a TRUE MOMMY goes without so her children do not have to ..and I am one for kids to remain in the home but not in this case

907 days ago
439.

Tatyana    

You try raising 14 ****ing kids and see how you do.

907 days ago
440.

Mat72    

I feel sorry for this family. Raising one child is difficult, raising 14 children on one own is incredible. I cannot immagine a mother of 14 kids to go to work - nannies / kindegarden would cost more than she would earn. She really should get help, not only financial, but also someone who would be there helping her raise those kids, and look after her home.
Those who complain about taxpayers' money: this money is many more times spent on much more useless things than helping single poor mother(s). One private jet flight cost 10times more you pay for this mother ...

907 days ago
441.

Elizabeth    

I wonder if TMZ and the hair dresser knows what "slander" is?

907 days ago
442.

wendeelou    

Are you freakin kidding me? They're reimbursing her and paying for her hair treatments in the future? How about she does what any other mother would do and go without if you can't afford it. Put your children first. Some of her kids are sleeping on the floor, and we the tax payers are paying for her welfare and food stamps, but she is going out to get her hair done!?! What?! She has to be the most selfish woman in the world. Those poor babies...I hope she wises up and gives them to someone who can not only afford to take care of them, but put their needs before her own (like a parent does). Forgive me for sounding judgmental, but this really upsets me. She should've made sure that she could take care of these kids before having 14 of them! As for Brazilian, if they want to help, buy the children beds or food. Who gives a damn about her hair!

907 days ago
443.

arealmom    

idk if anyone has posted this question but where the hell did the kids get spray paint in order to spray paint INSIDE AND OUTSIDE??????????

907 days ago
444.

Great Grandma    

I hope the Hairstlist was not paid money to post the comments that she did but this story to me, just seems like a money scam for the mother (devious witch that she is) to get more money from people who might feel sorry for her, although, when you put your HAIR ahead of your kids, there is definetely something wrong in your brain (if you have one?) There are so many people out there, who would love to have these children and would raise them properely. I noticed there were not that many pics of the kids, but alot of the stupid Mom? Wonder why? Anyway, if the story is true and the kids are in deplorable conditions, they should be removed from her home immediately, if not sooner. Sad Sad Sad !!!!! I have 2 Great Grandchildren and they are cared for to the best of my Grandaughers ability as a singe Mom and if she had the Net and saw this story, she would be sick to her stomach, as I am. Good luck to all you kids who live with this witch and God Bless You All !!!!!!!!!!!! xxxooo

907 days ago
445.

Tay    

This is really sad, the slideshow was eye opening. Makes you not want to touch anything ever again. What happened to the furniture? Are the kids sleeping on the floor? Her hair looks better than mine and I don't have 14 children to contend with. This is so sad.

907 days ago
446.

melissa    

Although we can agree she has a screw loose, I think she realizes the mistake of having so many children was, but she loves them, as she should and is doing the absolute best she can. I would hardly call these conditions squalid. When potty children it is not uncommon to keep little potties close by, even outside if that is where the kids are. My two toddlers make a mess so I can only imagine; it actually could be much, much worse with fewer kids.
I think shes a nutcase, but I do believe she loves her kids and is doing the best she can. Unfortunately I have seen plenty worse parents with much fewer kids.

907 days ago
447.

indianlindy    

if she doesn't take care of those kids does she really deserve to have them

907 days ago
448.

bluemajor    

Octomom lives in a dream world and has since she started having kids! I can't believe they don't think she is crazy! If she is so desperate for money why doesn't she write a book? Why doesn't start her own busniess? Instead she lives of California's Welfare system,has a hair stylist,once had a trainer,goes to a gym and works out at night becasue she worries about how people think of her? What a nut job! I really feel for those kids and they ALL should be taken away and never given back!

907 days ago
449.

Bluebonnet    

Harvey, Nadya lied to you when she talked to you on TMZ Live on April 26. She claims she never wanted the Brazilian blowout in the first place, but that her hairdresser Stephanie called her and insisted on coming over to do the blowout. Nadya claims Stephanie set her up. Impossible, and here's why: Nadya told you the toilet had only been broken for ONE day, due to a harmonica being stuck in it. How would Stephanie have known to come over to the house on that specific day, and see the kids using the potty chairs in the back yard? Somebody would have had to call Stephanie that morning and told her to get over to the house fast with her camera phone because Nadya's toilet was broken and the kids had been forced outdoors to do their business. They would also have had to instruct Stephanie to call up Nadya and talk her into getting the unwanted Brazilian blowout. That's implausible. Is Nadya trying to imply there was some big conspiracy going on? Also, Nadya kept saying "the" toilet was broken, as if she had only one toilet. That house has 3 bathrooms; you showed her flushing all 3 toilets on TMZ Live. If only the downstairs toilet jammed by the harmonica was broken, why couldn't the kids have used the two toilets upstairs? They are perectly capable of climbing the stairs; we've seen them all do it on video. There are only two possible scenarios: either (1) only one toilet was broken and Nadya made the kids use outdoor potties because she refused to let them use the upstairs toilets, or (2) all three toilets were broken, had been broken for a long time and everybody in the house, including Nadya, had been having to use portable toilets and potty chairs. Which was it?
Nadya also claimed that she wedged the door to the octuplets' bedroom shut with a chair to keep them OUT of the room, not IN the room. Why keep them out? That's where they live. There's nothing in that room anyway except two old cribs and a couple of pallets on the floor where the tups sleep. Her explanation was that the door didn't work and she was afraid they'd get locked in, but a minute later she said she had to use the chair as a wedge because the door wouldn't stay closed! Door that slams shut by itself and locks, or door that won't close? Which was it?
Throughout the entire TMZ Live call she was talking extremely fast, talking over you, interrupting you and generally trying to dominate the conversation. She was lying as hard as she could. I hope that neither you nor Charles believed her.

906 days ago
450.

kgg    

So, this idiot is stupid enough to take pictures of her children being locked in a room and Child Protective Services hasn't taken them away from her yet? I know being "famous" gives you the right to get away with a lot of things that average people don't, but is one of those things seriously abusing your children? This makes me sick. What needs to happen so that those kids can get help? Does one of them have to die (oh, excuse me, "get kidnapped") in order for someone with authority to care?

906 days ago
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