Octo-mom wants $2 MILLION DOLLARS!!!

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  1. New3rdTeacher

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    http://www.examiner.com/x-1320-Moth...Octuplets-mom-selling-her-story-for-2-million

    Octuplets’ mom, Nadya Suleman selling her story for $2 million
    13 comments February 2, 4:17 PM
    by Jeana Lee Tahnk, Motherhood Examiner
    « PreviousNext » It looks like Nadya Suleman, the California-based single mom of octuplets is turning her baby-making skills into a business opportunity. The Times of London recently reported that Suleman, 33, is seeking $2 million from media interviews and commercial sponsorship to help pay the cost of raising children.

    She has made it known that she intends to speak with both Oprah Winfrey and Diane Sawyer this week, but it is unconfirmed as to whether those interviews will actually take place. As a mom of 14 kids under the age of eight, Suleman considers herself as a ‘childcare expert’ and wants a career in television. She has already been bombarded with offers for book deals and TV shows, and has even hired a publicist. According to FOX News, Suleman retained the Killeen Furtney Group PR firm to handle the myriad offers she is receiving. President Joann Killeen states,
    "[She is] the most sought after mom in the world right now."

    There’s no doubt that the world has been raptly tuned in to this story and many will watch her first interview. But how will she be received by the public? Already, scores of harsh criticism has come about in the way in which she has irresponsibly created these lives and moreover, the kinds of lives they will now have.
    There has also been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the implantation of these embryos and why this number was even allowed to happen. Dr. Mousa Shamonki, director of assisted reproduction at UCLA’s medical school tells FOX News,
    "Having eight (embryos) implanted is just absurd. I can't imagine one of my colleagues doing that."
    The reality is that this single mom from a meager background, as reports indicate, is going to need serious financial help to even take care of basics for these 14 children. Although she has made her intentions clear on seeking fame and fortune, she can only hope that the legions of Oprah fans rally to her side. If not, she’s in for a very tough life.
     
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  3. Suburban Gal

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    She's THE MOST STUPID and IRRESPONSIBLE mom in the world right now. :lol:
     
  4. Aliceacc

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    I want 2 million dollars too.

    I hope someone gives it to me.
     
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    Alice, if you find someone to give you 2 million dollars, can you ask if they'll give some to me too?
     
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    Sure. I'm always happy to share with friends.

    But I think YOU should ask for your own $2 million.

    Hey, I have 3 kids, and you have 2 (right?) Maybe we can find a few other moms, beat out Octomom's number, and split the proceeds???
     
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    Sounds like a plan!! Two of the teachers at school each have 4 kids and another has 5--we're there already!
     
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    Why has the state not stepped in and taken these children from her?
     
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    And why does the doctor still have his license?
     
  10. Ponypal

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    I agree with all of you. With all of the current economic issues, maybe people will step forward and put pressure on the governemnt to put a stop to people who are purposely abusing the system. Some people genuinely deserve help, but this woman is out of control.
     
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    I hope nobody gives her the 2 million dollars!!! She needs some psychological help!!
     
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    If noone offers her 2 million dollars, I wonder how she is going to afford a tummy tuck, lipo and my goodness how is she going to pay for her lip injections?!:whistle:
     
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    You can add my three, and my mom currently has two (that could change), so that gives you five more for a total of 10....we're on our way.
     
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    The CA medical board is working on that.
     
  15. Aliceacc

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    And, knowing what I do of our own stories, I say we ask for, no,DEMAND, more than 2 million.

    I mean, she's basically got ONE story. We have millions!!!
     
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    Hey, maybe the going rate is 2mill per story....Hey, maybe we CAN get rich from this teaching gig. I'm sure pete has even more stories from his school, plus our own personal stories, and if my mom agrees, she's got gazillions of stories from the foster care system....Hey, this might not be a bad thing ;)
     
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    Of course she is going to get the 2 million. People want to milk her story whether it is ethical to encourage her or not.
     
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    This media hype does not exist in a vacuum. If it weren't selling newspapers and magazines and advertising space on TV, no one would be paying her a dime.
     
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    I thought I'd read somewhere that her PR firm dropped her because of death threats. That's really sad. No matter what she's done, I don't think it's nearly as bad as people lobbing death threats over it.
     
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    I agree with you on that one mmswm. I also would EXPECT her to ask for money if she landed in a position like that because the bottom line is she still has to find a way to feed them, no matter how irresponsibly they were conceived. I didn't say I would want to give her the money, but I also don't think asking for money or milking money out of it is irresponsible.
     
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    Hey, she's not robbing a bank. She's taking the money that others are choosing to give her.
     
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    She wants to be the next Kate Gosselin, and get as lucky. She probably things that since she had more, more attention will be given to her.
    I would never watch ifshe had a show like Jon and Kate, it would only support her maddness.
     
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    Well, she IS going to need help. I pray that somebody out where she is overlooks her faults and helps those kids. If there was some sort of trust fund, administered by a trustworthy person who could garuntee that the money would go only for the care of the children, and there were some rules about how she could NOT get plastic surgery and other non-essentials, I would donate. Right now, I don't feel comfortable in that the money wouldn't go to her and not her children.
     
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    Her PR group (Killeen Furtney Group) dropped her because of all the threats THEY and their other clients were receiving. It was in this morning's paper.

    This is the same woman who is obsessed with becoming Angelina Jolie. This woman just wants attention anyway she can get it. I wouldn't be surprised though if the book offers disappeared. Remember when OJ was about to publish that book about how he would have killed Nicole if he actually had done it? That was never published because the public was so completely outraged.
     
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    I thought I had read that. I find the actions of those making those threats far more horrible than anything this woman has done. She's just insane...the threat makers are evil.
     
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    Mmswm, your quote at the end of your post is hilarious. I shared that with my husband. I think I will email that to my boss. We are being fuloughed by the state. LMBO!
     
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    Probably because she'd turn around and sue the government.

    I think they just started their investigation into the facility and the doctor himself. I think he may ultimately loose it, just not as soon as everyone would like him to lose it.

    It's funny you should say that because as I was driving hom from Target last night I told my mom, "God help us all. She wants to be a counselor? I actually think she needs one herself." :lol:
     
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    So why is the website they made for her still up? :huh:
     
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    Well, I only have one child but I have stories, can I get $2 mil too?
     
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    I must give credit to my boss. Turns out she really does have a sense of humor. She has it framed and on the door of her office :D
     
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    Well I have 23 kids, 2 of my own and 21 others I take care of Monday through Friday! I have tons of stories to tell. So that is 23 x $2 million =$46 million. Hmmmm...I could live on that.:D
     
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    lol...that's what we were talking about earlier. As teachers and moms we have TONS of stories.
     
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    :lol: Emma!
     
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    smalltowngal I'll share:D I think I would have enough after I bought all the goodies I want!
     

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