Tabloid broke child labor law by taping Suleman octuplets

June 16, 2009

(ChattahBox) — While Nadya Suleman seems determined to exploit her children for her maximum benefit, California officials are scrutinizing her first partner in crime RadarOnline, for child-labor violations involving Octomom’s brood.

Radar, owned by supermarket tabloid giant America Media Inc., which also operates the National Enquirer, has or had depending on who you believe an exclusive rights to document her 14 children, including the octuplets born in January.

State Labor Commissioner Angela Bradstreet alleges the entertainment site failed to take out the requisite permits before videotaping Octotots Noah and Isaiah as they made their March 17th homecoming as the first of “octomom” Nadya Suleman’s babies.

Per state guidelines, infants are only allowed to”work” between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., and can only be on camera for no more than 20 minutes at a time.

State officials fined Radar $500 for lack of a permit to employ minors, $1,000 for failing to have entertainment permits on file, $1,000 for filming the babies beyond the hours allowed and $500 for not having a chaperone versed in child labor laws.

Officials said RadarOnline could not hide behind the First Amendment because it paid Suleman to cover her kids.

Perhaps sensing with celebrity gossip Web site’s usefulness is waning and ready to move on to bigger and better opportunities Suleman, says the exclusive contract with RadarOnline will be ending this week.

Suleman told the Whittier Daily News once the contract ends, she will begin working on her Reality TV project, making a documentary with Netherlands-based film company Eyeworks.

However as you might guess, RadarOnline representative refuted the claim.

“I don’t know what she’s talking about,” said Chris Myers, senior executive editor for RadarOnline. “She gets confused a lot.”

Via: E!Online


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