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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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106.

Billy    

Take the kids, we are paying for them anyways. Put her in jail and let's be done with octo-pu$&y and move on.

727 days ago
107.

BB not bb    

What wouild be nice is if a church group or a woman's group could adopt her family and take turns maybe showing up one day a week each and cooking dinner or watching the kids for a few hours or taking them on errands. I think a little bit of help could go a long way.


She obviously needs a housekeeper. I wonder where the ones that were hired for her went. Isn't there a junior women's league or maybe even a teen youth group that could do some babysitting on a rotating basis? I think she should ask for more help and people should be willing to offer it without judgement.

727 days ago
108.

PL    

What did yo expect to find. One mom (low income) and 14 kids is not an easy way of life.

727 days ago
109.

your not all that    

How DISGUSTIN that AMERICA is just sitting back watching CHILD abuse and NEGLECT happen because its................... what, its entertaining ???? TAKE THESE KIDS AWAY !! EVEN IF THEY ARE SPLIT UP THEY ARE BETTER OFF LIVING IN A DITCH WITH A DOG THAN THIS PUUUUUUUUUUUKE OF A MOTHER !! Ive known people who have had their kids taken away for MUCH LESSthan we see in these NAST pictures. and HOW COME SHE BUYS SPRAY PAINT FOR THE KIDS TO PAINT THE FRICKEN WALL ??????? WTH ?? She obviously has ZERO COMMON SENSE.........sSAVE THE KIDS CALIFORNIA WTH ?????????

727 days ago
110.

STFUP    

Does anyone else find it odd/disturbing that she's so poor now she's on welfare to feed the kids - yet she somehow finds enough money for an in-home hairstylist to come by?
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This woman's priorities are seriously f**ked up. Who's she making up her hair for anyway?

727 days ago
111.

She's baaaack    

Oh come on! Is there anyone with half a working brain who thinks this woman has any modi*** of responsibility? She sought impregnation with multiples many times with no visible means of support except for student loans, she's obviously mentally ill or has some serious *SERIOUS* ADHD issues and probably delusions of grandeur along with it. The only person she serves is herself. Period. She's sick. Did you think she cooked, cleaned and mothered those children all day? Seriously? She should be put in a cage ... AFTER her uterus and ovaries are removed and destroyed.

727 days ago
112.

Hutch    

Well yeah....a single mother can barely take care of TWO kids, make ends meet, and keep the house tidy. Here you have Suleman: a single mother responsible for the caring of 14 kids and making ends meet IN CALIFORNIA! There's no way the state of that house was going to go anywhere but downward. Those kids need to be given up for adoption soon while they're still young enough for their memories to supress the bullcrap they started out with.

727 days ago
113.

hollywood    

this woman is a pig. it doesn't cost anything to clean up your house. those kids should be removed immediately. she has time to get her hair done, pose nude and give any lame interview she can get her hands on, yet she can't put pants on her kids? disgusting and no excuse.

727 days ago
114.

unicorn40    

One thing.....why/how does somebody with a "food card" have a personal hair stylist?? She can't feed her kids but she needs to look good??? I do feel sorry for both her and the kids though because as this shows, she can't trust literally anybody..and would feel to be by herself. The kids also didn't ask to be put into this situation either. I know i'll get reamed for this but....why doesn't she try and put the kids in comercials or something to get money to live and support them and then they would all have collage funds too etc.? It's better than losing everything all together and the kids can have a lawyer to watch out for the moneys well being?

727 days ago
115.

biglarry    

this is really disgusting. the doctor that kept giving her invitro knowing that she couldnt afford these kids needs to be in jail and those kids need to go to families that can care for them.sad that they would get split up but this disaster has to end.

727 days ago
116.

Karlotta    

I don't think anyone is surprised at what the hairdresser is saying. I totally believe her and it sounds like she genuinely cares about the welfare of the children. I wonder if she even charges Nadya for her hairdressing services. Apparently these are acceptable living conditions according to Child Protective Services. Nadya is way in over her head & has her priorities messed up. Such a shame that it looks like these kids are going to fall through the cracks & be left to grow up in these conditions. I'm guessing the foster care system is overwhelmed in Nadya's county of residence, so CPS probably has no where to put the kids if they did take them from her. Their only hope is probably to try to educate Nadya about proper parenting & try to monitor the situation, but even trying to do that is an exercise in futility. Social services and CPS just don't have the staff to keep up with parents like this.

727 days ago
117.

Blue Lake    

Stephanie is a hero. These kids are in desperate need of a better environment. Amazing that monster mom Nadya has money to get her hair fixed but not to clothe and feed her kids. She is incapable of keeping them safe and healthy. Adopt them out!

727 days ago
118.

Are You Serious    

My favorite is the electrical wire sticking out by the kid on the mattress on the floor. She has money to get her hair done so she looks great but the kids look like crap ? I HATE this woman. It will take one of those kids to end up dead before the authorities do anything, the way children are treated in this country, especially at the hands of the public known, is just sick and disgusting. How could a caseworker have gone home that night and actually went to sleep with a clear conscious is beyond me. They are still young, get them into proper homes while they still have a chance to recover and be decent human beings.
Dear Caseworker, The neglect and suffering is ON YOUR HANDS !!!

727 days ago
119.

Flash    

What's with all the spray paint? She's a SLOB and should get the kids taken away.

727 days ago
120.

STFUP    

And why is there graffiti all over the house? Did she do that herself when she first thought she was going to lose the home?
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This woman is garbage - mentally unstable - and unfit to be a parent.
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1 & 1/2 hours is not long enough to know that she is properly taking care of the kids - especially when she knew they were coming over & had time to try and clean up a bit. Those kids need HELP!

727 days ago
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