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Octuplets' mom fires nurse group

March 24, 2009|Associated Press

Octuplets' mother Nadya Suleman has fired a nonprofit group of nurses that helped care for her children, accusing them of spying on her and reporting her to child welfare officials, her spokesman said Monday.

Suleman attorney Jeff Czech said the relationship started badly between Suleman and Angels in Waiting, which has been training nannies paid by Suleman at the family's La Habra home.

Last month an attorney for Angels in Waiting filed a complaint against Suleman with child welfare officials, seeking an investigation into whether the mother could provide a suitable environment for her 14 children.

Suleman later had several confrontations with the nurses, Czech said, and the situation grew unbearable Sunday when Suleman came to believe that Angels in Waiting founder Linda West-Conforti was filing a report against her.

"It started out adversarial and never really resolved itself," Czech told the Associated Press.

Czech did not detail the complaint and lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents the nurses' group, refused to comment Monday, saying more details would be released today.

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