'Octomom' Nadya Suleman claims police visit was 'set up'
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“Octomom” Nadya Suleman claimed Friday that she was "set up" with a false complaint of child neglect that prompted a visit from social workers and police earlier this week to her La Habra home.
Authorities said they found nothing to merit further investigation.
In an interview on "Good Morning America," Suleman, mother to 14 children, said someone leaked photos that wrongly suggested she was not taking proper care of her children.
“We were set up,” Suleman told the show. “I think maybe me and my kids were set up.”
The La Habra Police Department and investigators from the Orange County Social Services Agency visited the home Tuesday after a complaint of “general neglect” regarding conditions at Suleman’s home, said Sgt. Daniel Barnes.
The person who filed the complaint was not identified.
KTLA News reported that the person who filed the complaint said there was only one functioning toilet in the home and that the children had to use portable toilets. The person also claimed the children appeared unclean.
Barnes said officers conducted preliminary interviews at the home and “no crimes were noticed.” He said no criminal investigation was underway, although there could be further examination from social workers.
Suleman was dubbed “Octomom” after she gave birth to octuplets in 2009.
[For the Record, 9:12 a.m. April 27: The headline on an earlier version of this post incorrectly spelled Nadya Suleman's first name.]
-- Rick Rojas and Shelby Grad
Photo: Nadya Suleman. Credit: Fox TV