Yesterday afternoon, human rights advocate and lawyer Gloria Allred filed a petition to appoint a guardian for the eight infant children of Nadya Suleman.
The goal of the child labor lawsuit is to ensure they are financially represented.
“In the case of the octuplets, rather than choosing to provide her children with a normal life, their mother has chosen instead to commercially exploit them,” Allred said in a statement on behalf of Paul Peterson, a child labor advocate.
“The Guardian will assure that the childrens’ compensation is fair and that their money is segregated and supervised. In other words, professional management will help to safeguard the babies’ separate interests and rights.”
A hearing is set for June 22, although Gloria Allred said they are open to dropping it if Suleman, a.k.a. Octomom, agrees to help appoint a guardian.
Suleman, whose attorney said the octuplets are “incidental” to her ability to attain income, has issued a response to the lawsuit, telling Radar Online:
“I feel like as though many, many, many, many people in this society are trying to distract me from taking care of my babies,” said the drain on society.
“I’m gonna continue to live in my baby bubble with my kids. And whoever wants a piece of me or the babies, keep on trying. That’s all I have to say.”
You heard her, Social Services. Please, keep trying.