Octomom Nadya Suleman Being Sued

Thursday, May 7, 2009

According to The Daily News, child advocate and attorney Gloria Allred has filed a petition in an Orange County, California Court against Octomom Nadya Suleman. Allred claims that Suleman has opted to commercially exploit her children and is asking that the children be appointed a Guardian to make sure the children get their due.

Allred, in collaboration with ex-child star Paul Peterson, also contacted the California Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement asking that they investigate whether any child labor laws have been violated by Suleman.

What's my take on this?


If a parent, or parents, of multiples exploiting their children is such an important issue to Allred, why hasn't she gone after Jon and Kate Gosselin of hit reality show Jon and Kate Plus 8.

Or how about going after the Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar? They've had 18 children and exploit them weekly on TLC with their show 18 and Counting. AND they force their religious views on their children; making them abide by strict rules. Doesn't that alone just scream ACLU?? (*rolling eyes*)

Why is Gloria Allred so hot to trot for Nadya Suleman? Is it because Suleman had the audacity to turn away Allred's offer of "help"; an offer that required Suleman to do things the way Allred wanted them done?

On that, I say GOOD for Suleman. Nobody, and I mean nobody, has the right to tell anyone how they should raise their children (short of a child being physically abused - and spanking properly does not count, whether you agree with it or not).

I've said it before and I'm going to say it again....I don't agree with what Suleman did. I don't think it was responsible to bring 8 babies into this world at once - single or married. I think you've got to have some kind of mental issue to add even one more to a brood of six that you are already raising, for all intents and purposes, alone. (Yes, I remember Grandma.) And, yes, I do think it's wrong to intentionally bring children into this world that you cannot support financially and expect others to pitch in (read: state and federal aid).

But...I will never agree that it is okay for some holier-than-thou individual such as Allred or Peterson to take it upon themselves to dish out punishment for what they perceive as sins of another individual by suing them over something that too many are doing these days.

If Allred is successful in her plight, get ready because she'll really be changing the face of government as it comes to parents - especially single parents - rights to raise their children; at least those in California. And, of course, it'll spread right out of the land of fruits and flakes to the rest of the country. So watch out Jon and Kate fans - those high-spirited ankle biters won't be able to be exploited any more and TLC will have to find a new show.

One of these days Allred gets going to get her due. I hope it comes in the form of the Octupulets beating the highfalutin crap out of her.

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