Octuplets' Mom in Hiding After Death Threats

Flood of hostile messages overwhelm frightened mother of 14
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2009 4:16 AM CST
Whittier resident Ulyses Guzman holds a sign outside the home of the Suleman family in Whittier, Calif., last week.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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(Newser) – Octuplet mom Nadya Suleman and her six oldest children have moved from their California home to a secret location after receiving death threats, Reuters reports. Suleman's publicists said they and their client have been deluged with hostile messages following recent negative media coverage about the divorced mom's inability to financially support her 14 children. Many attack the mother for "taking advantage of the system" and some threaten violence.

"There has been some really nasty stuff about wanting to physically harm Nadya, and outrageous statements about both her and her children," the publicist said. He added that messages from well-wishers are beginning to catch up with the hostile ones, and that the family has received offers of furniture, clothing, food and even a place to live on a farm in Indiana.