Octuplets' Mom Relieved to Be Free of 'Spies'

Octuplets' Mom Relieved to Be Free of 'Spies'
Nadya Suleman
Fame

03/25/2009 AT 08:30 AM EDT

If you're the single mother of 14, you'd be hard-pressed to give up a free nanny service, right?

Not if they're actually spying on you and compiling a list of complaints that could be used against you, Nadya Suleman's lawyer says.

According to Jeff Czech, the nannies from the volunteer group Angels in Waiting, whom Suleman fired recently, had issued three complaints about the way her household was run, leading Suleman to get rid of them altogether.

"She is happy this is off her chest and she can move on," Czech tells PEOPLE. "I think she is breathing easier [now] that AIW is not holding her household under a microscope. They were setting her up to fail. It's difficult living with someone who judging you for everything."

Mounting Complaints

The nurses' first complaint, Czech says, was that the house was too overcrowded. The second was that one of the non-AIW nannies Suleman hired didn't wear a cloth mask in the nursery. The AIW nannies felt that caretaker might need an additional tuberculosis test before she could be near the newborns.

"The [non-AIW] nannies have all been authorized to be with the infants by the doctors, but still they have complaints," Czech tells PEOPLE, laughing. "If the doctors authorize them to be there, I'm not worried."

And the third complaint the nannies had about Suleman was that the mother wasn't spending enough time with her babies.

Enter Gloria Allred

The Angels in Waiting nannies, Czech noted, found their way into Suleman's service via attorney Gloria Allred, who has been critical of Suleman and even filed a complaint about Suleman with Child Protective Services.

"Essentially, [the complaints] were all about Nadya being an unfit mom," Czech says. "That's what Gloria is trying to do with all this. I'm really not sure what her goal is here, except maybe it's to take her children away."

Allred is expected to hold a press conference Wednesday revealing what the nannies learned about how Suleman cared for her children. That morning, Allred appeared on NBC's Today show (see clip below) and stated her position.

But Czech accused Allred of being a hypocrite. In a taping of the Dr. Phil Show to air Wednesday, he said Allred's demand for transparency in Suleman's life was uncalled for.

"Who says anybody has to open up their house and be transparent to anybody else? Just because you have a lot of kids doesn't mean she has to open her life up to the world, to be examined," Czech said. "Gloria, can we come over to your house tonight and watch what you do and make sure you do all your dishes properly?'"



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