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Nadya Suleman, who is best known as the “Octomom,” is now fighting allegations of sexual abuse against her eight younger children. Suleman is denying the claims, calling them “blatant lies.”
In interviews with CBS2 in Los Angeles, two former nannies, who wished to remain anonymous, say that they were witnesses to Suleman’s neglect of the eight young children and saw sexual abuse.
“I feel like those children are in danger,” one said. “I think something is going to happen to those children if nothing is done.”
They say that they saw Suleman tie the newborns to their cribs using cheese cloths so they wouldn’t go out of their cribs. They also claim that she would block the door so they couldn’t annoy her while she napped.
They say they also saw Suleman’s six older children physically abuse their young siblings to the point that some had black eyes and bruises.
One nanny who spoke to the La Habra police detectives said that she saw the children being sexually abused.
“(One of the boys) would take (his sibling) away and take her to another area. And he would be touching her. I told Nadya everything. She never did (anything). ‘It’s okay, don’t worry about it.’ That was her attitude,” one nanny told CBS2.
In 2010, they first began to fear for the octuplets, writing a letter to Suleman’s neighbors. They wrote to “whoever can help,” asking to “please have social services check Nadya’s [sic] home. There are things going on in the home that need attention right away. The octuplets are not safe. You will be sorry for not checking out now if something bad happens later.”
Neighbors did call police and sent Child Protective Services a copy of the letter.
Suleman told TMZ that these allegations are “blatant lies” and that these nannies are trying to “sell lies” out of anger that Suleman moved her children to a new home.
“[The nanny] wanted to do her best to KEEP my eight [for herself],” she said. “[The nannies] are hating because they can't have what I have.”
She stresses that officials “saw the kids were well taken care of” when they visited her.
"I have nothing to hide,” she added.