Just when the Octomom Sea was calming, a big wave has once again hit the shore.
This time around, Attorney Gloria Allred is teamed with the child advocacy group “A Minor Consideration” and has filed a petition in Orange County Superior Court to protect the financial interests of Nadya Suleman’s octuplets, and to appoint a guardian over their estate.
Allred is alleging that by Nadya Suleman booking several jobs for her newborn octuplets, she may be violating child labor laws in the state of California.
“Rather than chose to provide her children with a normal life, their mother, Nadya Suleman, has chosen to commercially exploit them,” Allred said. “We believe that the babies are entitled to remuneration since most of the compensation appears to be use of their images.”
The goal, she added, is “to be sure that the babies receive their fair share of payments” and that their payments “be placed into separate accounts for them and preserved for them as required by law.”
Gloria Allred and her team are claiming that Nadya Suleman, 33, is violating several child labor laws, including:
When photographing or filming children, a nurse or credentialed studio teacher must be present.
Children ages 15 days to six months, by law, can only be at the place of employment for 2 consecutive hours – between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. or between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; infants cannot work more than 20 minutes each day.
Allred alleges that Octomom is “potentially endangering the health, welfare and safety of children.”
A hearing date is set for June 22.