LA Police Investigate Death Threats to Octuplet Mom

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By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER
2/12/2009

 

LOS ANGELES Police said Thursday they will investigate death threats against octuplet mom Nadya Suleman and advise her publicist on how to handle a torrent of other nasty messages that have flooded his office.

Word that the 33-year-old single, unemployed mother is receiving public assistance to care for the 14 children she conceived through in vitro fertilization has stoked furor among many people.

Police Lt. John Romero said officers were meeting with Suleman's publicist Mike Furtney about the flood of angry phone calls and e-mail messages against Suleman, her children and Furtney.

"We are aware of the media accounts of the threats, and that they are being sent to the West Los Angeles detectives for appropriate action," Romero said.

Furtney said 500 new e-mails were received early Thursday. The Dily Mail reports she has had 500 death threats

"We're talking to the Los Angeles Police Department to get their best advice as to how to regard these messages," Furtney said as the phone in his office rang constantly.

Daily Mail --Additions

 

Nadya insists: Im done having children now. My family is complete and I would not change anything.

Little Noah, Malia, Isaiah, Nariah, McCai, Josiah, Jeremiah and Jonah arrived nearly

two months prematurely just over two weeks ago.

They will spend another month in hospital, where one is having treatment for jaundice, before going home with her.

She accepts that is when the hard work will really start. Nadya admits: I can give love and attention to the older six, but Im anticipating problems when the others arrive. The most challenging aspect for me will be learning to accept help from volunteers. Im a control freak, you see. But Ill have to accept help.

A lot of women have offered to help out. There are 50 or 60 through my church.

However, not everybody is supportive of the fact she has had 14 children through IVF. A warped minority have gone to sinister lengths to show their disapproval and she has had 500 death threats.

She  shakes her head: I feel Im under the microscope because Ive chosen to be single.

When something out of the normal happens, we have to expect that some people will not accept it.

Ive had death threats. They happened when I was about to leave the hospital. We were hiding out for a day or two. There were letters and emails saying we deserved to die. There were posters in front of my house saying the babies should die. There were two protesters out there.

Criticism I expected. But not people threatening death. Maniacs aside, the difficulties facing her are obvious enough when you look around her overcrowded, sparsely-furnished three-bedroom home in Whittier, California.