Octo-Punked! RadarOnline Hit With Child-Labor Charges
RadarOnline, the celebs 'n scandals site, became the envy of gossipeurs everywhere earlier this year, when it inked an exclusive deal with Nadya Suleman to provide wall-to-wall coverage of her life after giving birth to octuplets. Today, however, Associated Press reports the state Department of Industrial Relations has slapped the site with four citations for violating California's child labor laws.
To wit: Failure to obtain state permits to videotape the infants and videotaping them during hours and for periods of time banned by regulations. The company, which is owned by the corporation that owns the National Enquirer, committed another violation by not employing a teacher at the site of the video shoots in Suleman's La Habra home.
The citations focus
on a one day, March 17, but further investigation may cover other
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dates. So far, RadarOnline is liable for $3,000 in fines. That sound in
the background may be Gloria Allred cracking her knuckles. Allred has
been suing Suleman almost, it seems, from the moment the famed attorney
offered her assistance to Suleman and her children.
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