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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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The most egregious thing about ll of this is that she and her kids are in the public eye - and it's still been allowed to go on this long.
By any measure, the woman is insane.
Unfortunately, America's foster care system is so frightening - most of us are reluctant to report child abuse/neglect for fear of making things even worse for the poor buggers. Better the hell you know...

849 days ago


The question I have is WHO gave the children (the oldest ones) cans of paint? Where did they come from and who brought them into the house. Why would Octo let the kids just decorate her home and backyard wall with graffiti using paint cans. The inmates are running the asylum, that is untill she locks them in their room with a chair.

849 days ago


why is there spray paint all over the inside and outside??

849 days ago


I am in no way saying anything Nadia did was ok.. BUT again TMZ you post this stuff about her , then when her life is threatened again, you'll post about that too... She has 14 kids... 14 !!! Her house looks pretty clean although messy and damaged from her older children...The woman who sold you those picyures had no concern for her children,she just wanted her 15 minutes of fame that you gave to her.. I myself have brought my childrens potty outside when I was potty training so they wouldn't mess in their pants...and as far as no pants goes I was lucky if I could keep any clothes on any of my kid, once they learned how to undress themselves they were naked most of the time !! If her children were in danger or living in squalor they would have taken those kids immediately, ESPECIALLY with the media coverage of her... Geesh give it a rest now..

849 days ago


Why the hell is this women spray painting a house that she doesn't even own? She needs to take that money she is paying her stylist and pay for a house cleaner. I have seven children and I know how the laundry can get away from you but you can't have it like that. Damn...there are babies idiot! You don't have money but you can get your hair don't remember the last time I got my hair done...get your priorities straight!

849 days ago


"Hairstylist" huh? Was she fluffing her up for the porn shoot? Come on people, this entire thing is yet ANOTHER set up to fill Octo's lip plumping fund. The media has been ignoring her (except TMZ, LOL), the Ustream begging hasn't garnered more than twenty bucks and she needed to do something to get those donations rolling in. She's had enough experience with CPS to know that the kids aren't going to be taken away unless they're covered in cigarette burns (and maybe not even then.) This is just her latest chorus of "Kaching! Do it for the children!" Interesting that TMZ just happened to be in the neighborhood with their cameras? LMAO.

849 days ago


This b*tch has a hair stylist and she is getting $2000 a month in food stamps? WTF????

849 days ago


That chair being used to lock those children in brought back bad memories for me. A while back I worked at a child care center because I wanted to work and be close to my child at the same time. What I saw at that day care center horrified me. One day I came up to the front to bring a young child to the nurses station because he didn't feel well. The manager was at her desk and behind her was the door to the nurses room. It was a small room without windows and a small bed. Inside that room was a little one screaming and crying. What really upset me was the manager had locked a three year old in there with the lights off and used a rope to tie the door shut. It was pitch black in there and the child was terrified.The manager had locked her in there because she wouldn't stop crying. I went to open the door and take the rope off and the manager told me not to touch it. Well I told her to fire me and I opened it and found a child that had banged her head on the floor and had a bloody forehead. I was appalled and after quiting and getting my child out of there I had the place shut down.

849 days ago


I really didn't see this coming. An unemployed idiot with 700 kids, leaving in squalor, shocking.

849 days ago


This is such a sad situation. While I understand what people are saying when they say her house isn't that bad considering she has 14 children. The lack of furniture, upkeep in the house and proper care stuns me.
People need to ask themselves, do you have children so you can give them the bare necessities of life? Is that what we want for our children? I cannot even imagine having a child that I could not afford to give a decent life to! She needs to ask for help and take the help! Even if some people criticise her! She's not doing herself or her children any good by refusing. Look at that house! It's only going to get worse as these children grow! She should be in therapy because there is seriously something wrong with her to do this!

849 days ago


Seriously, I'm the youngest of 6 kids. I remember when we colored on the walls once. We were punished, and we were made to clean it up. Our house was also spotless, though we had to pitch in. Didn't matter what age you were, you had chores. This lady needs some lessons on disciplining those children. If she can't handle them now, what is she going to do when they are all on their teens? Get that super nanny chick in there.

849 days ago

Home Skillet    

Octo - do right by your children, and get the help that you obviously need. Splitting them up, while not ideal, is probably in the best interest of the children in the longrun. You cannot manage this large of a brood - clearly.

849 days ago

Cheryl A.    

Thank you, Stephanie. You did the children a big assed favor. I have had foster kids who didn't look as malnourished as some of these babies.

849 days ago


I personally think that they should go after the doctor that allowed her to give birth to that many children for Child support. I feel bad for those kids, what a rotten life they must have. She is getting her hair done, and the kids look dirty, and r living like that... She is sick

849 days ago


First & foremost is the welfare of the children. Are they in imminent danger? Maybe not. But they are living in squalor, badly dressed, undoubtedly poorly supervised or attended to. I would want to know whether they are properly fed, receiving medical care & schooling.

None of this is surprising because it is impossible for an unemployed single person to handle this. But what bothered me most in the photos was the can of Osis hairspray on the table - because it is over $20 in a local salon. If this woman had money, her ability to make correct choices is even more in question, because a professional blowout & Osis would not be on the shortlist of what her kids need. What a disgrace she is.

849 days ago
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