Gloria Allred is leading a law suit asking for a a court-appointed guardian for the the babies of the Octuplet Mom.
“Rather than choosing to provide her children with a normal life,” Allred said, “Nadya Suleman, has chosen instead to commercially exploit them, and it appears she plans to continue commercial exploitation of them in the future as well.”
“Since she has chosen this path,” Allred continued, “we believe that the babies are entitled to remuneration.
The suit, filed by Allred on behalf of former child actor and child labor advocate Paul Petersen, has a hearing set for June 22. Allred and Petersen also sent a letter to California labor officials asking for an investigation into the media mayhem at Suleman’s new two-story house in La Habra, Calif.
Allred argued that filming of the infants by media outlets with paid contracts violates child labor laws. Allred says that Octuplet mom may have violated infants’ rights when she allowed a video crew to film two of the octuplets from 10 p.m. until 11:50 p.m. on March 17, the night they arrived home from the hospital.
Allred and Petersen also questioned Suleman’s plan to include the babies in a documentary-style reality TV series produced by a European company.