Octo-Mom Clips "Angels" Wings

Suleman spurns charitable nannies' help

By Bonnie Buck
|  Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009  |  Updated 10:56 AM EDT
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Octuplets Shown For First Time

Nadya Suleman says she's no longer keen on Angels in Waiting members helping to take care of her kids, according to Radaronline.com.

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Octo-mom Makes 911 Call to Have Gloria Allred Removed from Home

Nadya Suleman asks police to come to her house and remove Gloria Allred on the day that she dismissses nannies from the group Angels in Waiting.

Octo-Mom Stands up to Gloria Allred

A usually chatty Gloria Allred was mum Monday night after the organization she represents was fired by Octo-mom
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Octo-mom Nadya Suleman fired the nonprofit charity group Angels in Waiting that was offering to provide free training to Suleman's nannies because she believed the nurses were spying on her and reporting to child welfare officials.

"It started out adversarial and never really resolved itself," Suleman's Jeff Czech told The Associated Press. "Nadya felt that she was being judged wrongfully and she didn't need it. All it did was make a difficult situation worse."

Last month Gloria Allred, an attorney for Angels in Waiting, filed a complaint against Suleman with child welfare officials, seeking an investigation into whether the mother could provide a suitable environment for her 14 children.

On Monday celebrity gossip site TMZ.com posted what it said was a 911 audio tape of Suleman's nanny asking police to remove Allred from the Suleman household.

“This is the home of Nadya Suleman and she’s just kinda being a nuisance," the nanny, who identified herself as "Marcela" allegedly told police. "She (Allred) just walked in and they really don’t want her there in the home."

When asked if Suleman was there the nanny said no. But "she's getting ready to come home and she just doesn’t want her in the house when she gets here," she said, according to the audio recording.

Angels in Waiting members were scheduled to tape with Dr. Phil on Tuesday, and Radaronline reported that Suleman was worried that the group's representatives were going to malign her on the show.

Octo-mom said she hopes Dr. Phil will let appear on the show to defend herself.

Angels in Waiting had initially offered to provide around-the-clock care, to be paid for by public donations, but later scaled back its offer to only provide training to Suleman's nannies. Suleman has said the offer was changed because the group wasn't receiving donations, but Allred has denied that claim.

Czech said that Suleman will have her nannies trained by nurses from the Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, where the octuplets were born on Jan. 26. Kaiser spokesman Jim Anderson said the hospital sends out home health nurses to provide training and guidance to new mothers, and at least two such visits have been made to the Suleman home. The services are covered through Suleman's insurance policy, Anderson said.

Four of the octuplets are home from the hospital, and Suleman has six other children.

Meanwhile, Vivid Video, the porn company that already offered Suleman $1 million to shoot a skin flick, has now reached out to Octo-mom again to offer her the use of their stable of porn stars as nannies, provided she appear "semi-nude" in one of their movies, TMZ.com reported.  Stop the insanity.

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