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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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46.

Rickinfl    

Has Money for her Hair! But is getting state help for Food? What's wrong with this picture?

They will never do anything about her. People have reported her before with proof and nothing was ever done. She keeps getting away with it and the kids suffer.

California is a Joke! Laws???? I think more like "Guide Lines" because I never in my life see so many people get away with things over there! Money is more powerful than laws in California.

849 days ago
47.

Sandy    

no#19 gioudis: 3 hours ago


excellent post, I totally agree with everything you said and then some. God bless, b/c I'm glad to see there are people who generally care about Nadya and her kids and are not out just to trash and make fun of her or want her kids taking away because she's poor and struggling. I agree she needs help, but as the hairstylist prove, friends yet alone help it's hard to come by and trust anybody.

849 days ago
48.

RaineeDrops    

Another scary danger is the barbeque grill in the backyard alone with that many little toddlers. Unless she has the propane disconnected and a safety ignitor switch on the grill. Seems like a grill should be stored away in a locked shed when that many little ones are in the backyard alone. The potties in the backyard are disturbing too, what if there are pedophiles that live nearby, no parent should ever let their child be nude or nude on a potty outdoors where anyone else could see them.

Bottom line, no 1 adult can give THAT MANY CHILDREN the attention and one on one that they need, the walls are screaming out that they are not getting attention or proper discipline and boundaries!

849 days ago
49.

moxie    

I do not blame the hairdresser at all for putting this situation in a public forum. The condition of these kids lives is a disaster just waiting to happen, and then of course, people would say "why didn't someone report this situation???" The state needs to get involved, these kids need better care, that's obvious. Stat.

849 days ago
50.

RaineeDrops    

Better someone steps in now and brings attention to their living conditions, before a child is hurt, or killed, set on fire from a BBQ grill left unatttended or pedophiles watching children nude on potties outside and risk being abducted, or who knows what, that is chaotic, no boundaries.

The writing on the wall seriously shows those children need attention, discipline, healthy boundaries, ONE ON ONE attention to nurture them.

I don't ever want to see children ripped from a mother, but then she really needs to have more help, more adults around for those children. A single parent with THAT many children? When she is sleeping, then who is watching them? Not all kids sleep through the night. When one of them is puking or has a fever, or what if several of them all get the flu at one, dehydrated, then the healthy ones get neglected so she can care for the sick ones?

It is just not practical, realistic or rational, to even think that 1 adult alone can care for that many kids and give those children a healthy living environment and what they deserve.

849 days ago
51.

binny    

TMZ, was it really necessary or appropriate to show the pic with all the kid's faces? They didn't ask for this attention and this sensationalized story should not be at the expense of their privacy. Keep the kid's identity out of it. They are already disadvantaged enough.

849 days ago
52.

RaineeDrops    

The chair wedged against the door, is concerning. If a child truly is being locked inside a room, that is not okay to wedge a chair against the door. Even if it is a time out thing, not okay for kids to see that much less be treated like that.

She has no boundaries in her life (hence her irrational thinking that it was ever okay to be implanted with so many embryos or her past ways with attention and spending on herself), so of course she is raising the kids with no healthy boundaries.

849 days ago
53.

JMP    

As much as this house is disgusting, I find it as well disguting that this "stylist" is selling these pics (obviously!). Like she tried to take pics of Octomoms hair ... yeah right... i applaud her for reporting all of that to the police. But making your own buck out of this misery is just wrong.

849 days ago
54.

paul a.    

Train wreck in progress.....

849 days ago
55.

Meggie24    

She can't afford clothes, beds or to have the plumbing repaired but she can afford to get her hair colored & styled?

849 days ago
56.

Skeptical    

This woman is mentally ill and she should NOT be permitted to be the primary caretaker of those poor kids. If CPS doesn't step in soon, something is very, very wrong.

849 days ago
57.

Ty    

Shes mentally retarded therefor kids will be far from reaching their potential. Future misfits and criminals. And in any case, nobody should have more than 1 or two kids today. There are no jobs left, the humanity is living far beyond its resources. Stupid people think that cause there is plenty of empty places left we can just procreate as we see fit. It doesnt work that way. We are two or three times over the limit.

849 days ago
58.

the real diva    

what a idiot. worries more about her hair then her kids. her kids need to be taken away . she is incapable of caring for them. so they should be taken away. then she can worry about her hair. and go work in porn for all anyone cares. but no child should have to live like that. she realizes now she cannot make money off her kids. so she is not caring for them. take them all away. so the kids do not have to live like this with her.

849 days ago
59.

Sandy    

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 numbers of tattoos 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 reasons why 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, and how she tried desperately to keep them in there. Since there's no lock on the door, perhaps this was Nadya way to keep them in, instead of having them run around the house all hours of the night getting into mischievous. 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 at that giving time. 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 matters to attend, house duties and other kids to look after. Try 14 on for size!

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. They're to heavy and the bed keep fallen through... Bunkbeds is not acceptable for 3 yrs old due to the facts the ones sleeping up top can climb over, fall and seriously injury themselves... add that to the fact there's not enough room to put 4 sets of twin bunkbeds in that room anyway and o-c'on there is nothing wrong with sleeping on the floor. Better then sleeping on the ground outside, HOMELESS!

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No, not making excuses here, I'm just being logical, thinking rational and seeing the matters from all angles and not just on the words of a bitter ex-friend of the family whom I believe had some agenda, 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 sees/think this way. Since two CPS, one detective and police officer enter the home and came out without the kids finding no truth to the hairstylist false and exaggerating allegations against Nadya.

849 days ago
60.

Talia    

Octomom should have all her children taken from her and placed with normal, loving, decent parents. She only had these children for the publicity. It's always been all about her, not the kids. She is dirty and so is her house and the way she keeps her poor little kids. Give them to me, I'd love to take care of them. My grandma raised 15 kids without any welfare support (her husband worked to support his family) and her home and kids were always clean. Her children were all happy and well cared for, and they all grew to be productive members of their community. There is no excuse for Octomom just because she has a large number of kids. She needs her tubes tied if they are not already. She is lousy mom and Child Protection needs to do their job and take them from her.

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