Octuplets’ mom wants $2 million, TV show

The single mother of octuplets —  plus six other young children — is seeking $2 million for media interviews and commercial sponsorships to pay for raising her 14 children, reports The Times.

Nadya Suleman, 33, plans a career as a television childcare expert     . . .  Although still confined to an LA hospital bed, she intends to talk to two influential television hosts this week — media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and Diane Sawyer, who presents Good Morning America.

Negative publicity may limit her ability to cash in: I’m guessing she’ll make some money for interviews but won’t get product endorsements. Oprah, please say no. As for the future, it’s possible she will not be credible as a childcare expert.

Suleman’s parents bought her a two-bedroom house in Whittier in 2007, but then went bankrupt, lost their own house and moved in with their daughter and grandchildren. Her father, who’s in his 60s, plans to “return to his native Iraq to work as a translator and driver.” Her mother says she plans to move out.

The sperm donor for most or all of the 14 children is a guy Suleman met while working at a fertility clinic. Just a friend. He has no legal obligation to help support the kids, one of whom is autistic.

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  1. Charity is not a form of income. And it shouldn’t be on a person’s line item budget. Thanks for the update on this crazy story of attempted media exploitation.

  2. He has no legal obligation–until either the woman or a state agency decides to sue for support.

  3. Scumbug birth mother. Scumbag fertility doctor(s). Victimized children–all 14 of them. Sad and infuriating at the same time. ‘Nuff said.

  4. Here is an easy answer: you are the pinnacle of irresponsibility. Concerning your request? No.