Mother of Octuplets Faces Lawsuit for Exploiting Her Kids

by VR Sreeraman on  May 5, 2009 at 7:04 PM General Health News
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 Mother of Octuplets Faces Lawsuit for Exploiting Her Kids
Nadya Suleman, the mother of octuplets, has been slapped with a lawsuit for exploiting her eight babies.

Celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred filed a petition in Orange County, California, alleging the history-making mum was taking advantage of the newborns and raking in money without proper consideration of their interests.

Allred argued the babies should have a court-appointed guardian and a separate theatrical agent to ensure they receive their share of any money earned by their fame.

"Rather than choosing to provide her children with a normal life," The New York Daily News quoted Allred as saying.

"Nadya Suleman, has chosen instead to commercially exploit them, and it appears she plans to continue commercial exploitation of them in the future as well.

"Since she has chosen this path, we believe that the babies are entitled to remuneration," Allred added.

Allred, who sued the 33-year-old on behalf of former child actor and child labor advocate Paul Petersen, further said that media filming the infants with paid contracts could violate child labor laws.

Peter Scheer, a lawyer and executive director of the California First Amendment Coalition, nodded to the possibility.

Scheer explained: "If a media organization has bought and paid for special access to these children in a way that legitimately can be construed as compensation to them for their services, then it may be that labor laws come into play."

It was previously revealed that Nadya, the single, unemployed mum-of-14, was living at home with her parents and used in-vitro fertilization to conceive the octuplets and her previous six kids, ages 2 to 7.

The case will be heard on June 22.

Source: ANI
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