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Police and child services workers launched an official investigation into Nadya Suleman's home and living conditions following reports of child neglect.
Suleman, famously dubbed "Octomom" for having a large brood, received a visit from law enforcement and three representatives from the Orange County Department of Children and Family Services at her La Habra, Calif. home on Tuesday night, according to TMZ.
Stephanie, who is Suleman's hairstylist, filed a formal complaint at the La Habra Police Department on Tuesday afternoon, alleging that Suleman's children are exposed to unsanitary living conditions.
She claims that there are problems with the plumbing in Suleman's home and that there is only one working toilet in the house, which has led to some of the 14 children being forced to use portable training toilets which Suleman has placed in their bedrooms and in the backyard.
In the complaint, Suleman is also accused of previously locking her kids up in a bedroom at the home while she tended to personal matters.
Stephanie also alleges that Suleman's children appear to be malnourished and look unbathed and unkempt.
"Excuse the graffiti," Suleman was heard telling child services workers as they entered her untidy home.
After a 90 minute visit, child services and police determined that Suleman's brood does not face any immediate danger and allowed for all of the children to remain in the home under her care.
There will reportedly be a follow-up visit by child services, and the investigation has not yet been closed.
Earlier this month the mother of 14 was forced to address ongoing criticisms about her recent decision to go on welfare, insisting that accepting government welfare is only "temporary."
"I made that call reluctantly. I needed to remove my pride, it was fear. I was terrified and I received thousands and thousands of death threats. I still am [working] as hard as I can to support them," Suleman recently told "Today" show host Matt Lauer.