Octuplet Mom Spills to Dr. Phil, But Not on Stripper Past

Suleman defends firing free nurses

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 25, 2009 9:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – Nadya Suleman tells Dr. Phil her version of her home's staffing shakeup in an interview airing today and tomorrow, E! reports, while attorney Gloria Allred fires back, saying Angels in Waiting nurses filed three reports with Child Protective Services and that Suleman's octuplets are in danger. “I personally felt like a stranger in my own home,” Suleman said of her decision to fire the nurses, who were constantly watching and “waiting for me to make a mistake.”

Despite the firings, the hospital will still send the four remaining octuplets home, Us reports. One thing you won’t hear Suleman discussing with Dr. Phil? Her past as a stripper, reportedly confessed to the National Enquirer: “It's true that I was a topless dancer,” she said to a friend. “I was 18 and at a very investigative stage of my life.”

In this March 11, 2009 file photo Nadya Suleman, the mother of octuplets leaves her home in Whittier, Calif.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
This file image originally provided by NBC, shows Nadya Suleman, left, speaking with Ann Curry in New York, in Suleman's first interview since giving birth to octuplets in Los Angeles Jan.26, 2009.   (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)
Nadya Suleman, the mother of octuplets leaves her mother's home Friday Feb. 27, 2009 in Whittier, Calif.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Nadya Suleman raises her hand to avoid paparazzi outside her home in Whittier, Calif., March 11, 2009.   (AP Photo)
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The primary issue was that myself and my nannies felt extremely uncomfortable. I wanted [Angels] to use their training and knowledge to help guide me. I felt that was never accomplished. - Nadya Suleman

I think the real reason that Nadya has not been able to continue with Angels in Waiting may be the fact that not one, but three reports had to be filed with Child Protective Service by Angels in Waiting. - Gloria Allred

Our decision to discharge the babies never had anything to do with Angels in Waiting. Obviously, they want to make sure she has enough people to take care of them, but, in terms of who the caregivers are, that is her decision. - Jim Anderson, hospital spokesperson

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