Octuplet Mom's Agents Quit Over Death Threats
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2009 10:54 PM CST
This undated picture provided by NBC News shows Nariyah, one of the octuplets Nadya Suleman gave birth to on Jan. 26, 2009.   (AP Photo/NBC NEWS)
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(Newser) – The octuplets mom now has two fewer people in her life: The husband-and-wife publicity team who represented her has quit because of death threats, the Los Angeles Times reports. "They hope I die, they hope my business goes under, they want to rip her uterus out," said JoAnn Killeen, who had taken on Nadya Suleman as a client for free. "They say I should be anesthetized and put down like a dog."

Killeen and her husband helped Suleman set up a website to raise money—then promptly received 55,000 nasty emails. They sent their dogs to a kennel and stayed at a secret location with Suleman for a few days, hoping the hate would die down. No such luck. "The American public have just lashed out," said Killeen. "I think it has to do with the economy, health care—there's not a lot of jobs, people are unemployed and are trying to take care of their families."