Two Brentwood publicists said they dropped octuplets mom Nadya Suleman as a client Saturday because they have received a slew of death threats.
Suleman, a 33-year-old Whittier resident, was unmarried, unemployed and already had six children using a sperm donor when she gave birth to eight children from the same donor Jan. 26 at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Bellflower.
Joann Killeen, president of Killeen Furtney Group, said she and husband Mike Furtney decided to drop Suleman early Saturday. Soon after the births, the couple began representing Suleman for free, and almost immediately started receiving threatening e-mails and phone calls from people enraged over the octuplets saga, she said.
“They hope I die, they hope my business goes under, they want to rip her uterus out,” Killeen said. “They say I should be anesthetized and put down like a dog.”
How rude! And if that’s what they’re saying to the publicists imagine what choice words they have for Psycho Baby Mama herself.
Killeen said she and Suleman felt so threatened that last week they stayed at an undisclosed “secure location” for a few days before returning home. The babies are still being treated at the hospital, Killeen said.
After creating a website for Suleman on Tuesday, Killeen said, she received 55,000 e-mails, most of them negative, and she has stacks of angry mail.
Killeen said she and her husband became afraid enough to send their dogs to a kennel. On Friday, they contacted the Los Angeles Police Department, and officers told them that the threats were the worst they had seen since the O.J. Simpson case, Killeen said.
“The American public have just lashed out,” she said. “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.”
Can I get a “Well DUH!!!!” ?
Even the likes of THIS
can’t cheer the suckers up.
So it’s time to move on to “niche marketing” and that most surefire of all niches, the Fundies.
Suleman has hired the Franklin, Tenn.-based Ambassador Agency Inc. to arrange a book deal and manage her appearances, Killeen said.
Ambassador represented an Iowa couple who had sextuplets in 1995 and the Rev. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Valley Community Church in Lake Forest, who spoke at President Obama’s inauguration. The agency’s president, Wes Yoder, did not return phone calls Saturday.
That’s because they’re doubtless busy helping her get her new act together. Can’t you just see it? A chastened, “Born Again” Nadya confessing to Pat Robertson how Jesus has come into her life, made her find the error of her ways and pedged to help her kids. Sean Hannity will have her on to decry welfare — even as she scoops it up to pay for these damaged embryos. Glenn Beck will, insist we stare deeply into her eyes. Oh it’s a surefire FOX hit, folks.
Hey — she could do a doubles act with Ann Coulter and take it on the road. Can’t you just see them in Wasilla?