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Octuplets mom calls fired nurses unprofessional

world Updated: Mar 25, 2009 11:43 IST

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Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman said on Tuesday she fired the volunteer nurses who were helping care for her children because they were unprofessional and invasive.

In a video posted to RadarOnline.com, Suleman said Angels in Waiting founder Linda West-Conforti said "many unprofessional things," including threats that her children were going to be abducted.

"She didn't say it just once. I counted 10 times, over and over," Suleman said.

Suleman said she was also uncomfortable with what she called constant interrogations while Conforti was in her home. In a seeming contradiction, in the same video Suleman said, "every time I entered the nursery they stopped talking," referring to Angels in Waiting nurses.

"I felt as though they were doing what they could to set me up to fail," Suleman said.

Lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents the nonprofit nursing group, refused comment in response to an e-mail sent by The Associated Press.

She has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday. Suleman disclosed the firing on Monday, accusing the group of spying on her and reporting her to child welfare officials, her attorney Jeff Czech said.

Czech said the relationship between Suleman and Angels in Waiting started badly.

Last month, Allred filed a complaint against Suleman with child welfare officials seeking an investigation into whether the mother could provide a suitable environment for her 14 children.