On the other hand, for those who feel Nadya Suleman had octuplets so she could hit it big money-wise, it's still going to be a little more difficult for her now, as her publicist has quit.
The Killeen Furtney Group was representing Nadya Suleman for free. However, it decided to end its associaton with the octuplet mom after receiving at least 100 e-mailed threats and tons of voicemails that went to the LA agency and even to some of its other clients.
Joann Killeen, president of the company, added that Suleman now has an agent: Wes Yoder and the Ambassador Agency. He is the same man who arranged book and music deals for the McCaughey septuplets a decade ago. I guess he has experience with multiple birth cash-outs.
The publicist went so far as to create a website for Suleman and her brood. You can leave donations or comments; interestingly, there does not seem to be a way to see comments already left. I wonder why?
According to the LA Times, Killeen said:
"They hope I die, they hope my business goes under, they want to rip her uterus out. They say I should be anesthetized and put down like a dog.To MSNBC, Killeen said:
"The American public have just lashed out. I think it has to do with the economy, healthcare -- there's not a lot of jobs, people are unemployed and are trying to take care of their families."
"They'd put me in the wood chipper and throw me in the bottom of the ocean and hope I die. We've gotten her through the worst part of it and now they are putting their venom and anger toward us.Initial reaction to the birth of octuplets was that it was a miracle. Then, however, when details surfaced about Nadya Suleman, including that she had six other children via IVF, public opinion soured.
"We've never had a public reaction to us representing a client pro bono like this, ever."
The fact that she was already single-mother receiving state aid to help her raise her other six children, aged two to seven, did nothing to help her case.
Her use of IVF to give birth to 14 children has also been criticized by fertility experts. To be honest, it's also a source of discussion among mental health experts, including some I know personally.