Octomom Nadya Suleman allowed one of her six older children to sexually abuse one of the octuplets, according to two nannies who’ve come forward with a slew of damning allegations.
CBS2 quotes one of the accusers:
(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.
The nannies also claim physical abuse by the older children, and shocking neglect by Suleman. They say Octomom bound the eight newborns to their bed with cheesecloths, and that the pattern of poor parenting was so persistent that in 2010 they wrote a letter and stuffed it in all the mailboxes on the street. It read, in part:
…please have social services check Nydia’s 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.
It’s unclear why the nannies, who remain unnamed, didn’t take their own action to protect the children. But they claim they’re finally speaking out because the abuse got worse.
An ex-neighbor who got the nannies’ note had more bad things to say about the celebrity baby factory (via CBS2):
It made me sick to my stomach. We’re very frustrated because Nadya appears as one thing on the news and on talk shows and yet we witness everything first hand and it’s nothing like it’s shown on TV.
According to CBS2, La Habra, California, police have completed an investigation and will send the case to the District Attorney’s Office.