Don’t know all the details yet, but the state has apparently gone after RadarOnline for filming Octomom’s kids in violation of state labor laws.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California authorities slapped an online site Tuesday with a series of child-labor law violations for videotaping two of Nadya Suleman’s octuplets.
State Labor Commissioner Angela Bradstreet said RadarOnline endangered the newborns, Noah and Isaiah Suleman, by failing to get required state permits and videotaping the infants at hours and for periods of time banned by regulations.
“These babies were put at risk and exposed to conditions that violated California labor laws,” Bradstreet said. “In this case, we are dealing with premature babies.”
Suleman had an exclusive contract with the Web site that permitted videotaping of the children, according to a copy reviewed by The Associated Press.
Chris Myers of RadarOnline said he hadn’t seen the violations and had no immediate comment. The site’s executive vice president, David Perel, did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
Suleman, a single mother who already had six children, gave birth to her octuplets on Jan. 26. The births set off media frenzy, with public adoration soon turning to scorn with revelations that Suleman was unemployed and had conceived all her children through in vitro fertilization