Monica Foster commentary: I hope she gets the help she needs…her situation is out of control (and I have a feeling Wicked Pictures, the studio that exploited her, has a bit of karma headed their way…)
article courtesy NYdailynews.com
Octomom is in rehab.
The famous mother of 14, who gave birth to octuplets three years ago, entered the Chapman House Treatment Center last week for treatment of “anxiety, exhaustion and stress,” her rep told the Daily News.
Nadya Suleman, 37, left her record-busting brood in the hands of three nannies, two friends, a driver and security while she’s gone an estimated 28 days, the rep said.
“Ms. Suleman has been taking Xanax that was prescribed by her doctor to deal with her anxiety, but she felt she needed a treatment program to help with her recovery,” manager Gina Rodriguez said Tuesday.
“She was prescribed Xanax for her anxiety attacks, she was not addicted to it. She has an overabundance of stress and exhaustion and wanted to deal with it with out prescription drugs,” Rodriguez said.
Although the rehab, based in Orange, Calif., offered to pick up the tab, the star of a recent self-pleasuring video opted to pay her own way, the manager said.
Suleman has been a pop culture lighting rod since it was revealed she asked for her mass implantation of embryos in violation of medical guidelines.
She said in 2009 that she wanted a “huge family” to make up for her “dysfunctional” early life as an only child.
“I just longed for certain connections and attachments with another person that I really lacked, I believe, growing up,” she told NBC News.
She has since struggled to support her family as a single mom, accepting welfare, filing for bankruptcy, posing topless, getting multiple visits from child welfare officials, losing a house and eventually turning to the porn industry for a paycheck.
A former nanny accused her of child endangerment earlier this month, saying she ignored her kids for hours while she napped and failed to take action after one of her older children touched one of the octuplets inappropriately.
Suleman’s spokeswoman dismissed the nanny as a fame-seeker who lied to stoke interest in a possible book deal.
Police detectives in La Habra, Calif., investigated the claims and passed their findings on to prosecutors.
“Based on the information we received, we found insufficient evidence to prove anyone committed a crime. We rejected (the case),” Susan Schroeder, spokeswoman for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, told The News.
An unidentified former nanny now claims one of Suleman’s older children recently watched her masturbation video online, TMZ.com reported Tuesday.
Suleman reportedly asked the nanny to block the site and promised to talk to the kids, the nanny told TMZ.