RadarOnline.com landed quite a scoop with its exclusive video interview with Nadya Suleman‘s mother, Angela Suleman, who bad-mouthed her daughter for not being able to care for her 14 children properly.
The interview, according to Matea Gold at ShowTracker, was then picked up by ABC’s "Good Morning America," which paid what the network calls a "nominal fee" for the footage.
But according to Gold, ABC may have paid to license an interview that was
Joann Killeen, Nadya Suleman’s publicist, says that RadarOnline gave Angela Suleman $40,000 for the exclusive video chat. OK, now it’s really getting ugly. And greedy!
"I had to put a gag on Nadya’s mother, who sold her out to RadarOnline," she told LA Weekly. "They paid her $40,000 to sell [Nadya] out, and she can’t talk about her daughter for three months."
No word yet from Angela about this. But I guess with the gag and all, she’s finding it tough to talk. Does Killeen mean a gag order or literally a gag? It’s hard to tell.
RadarOnline managing editor David
Perel has admitted that his company paid Splash News
to license photos used in the piece, but refused to comment on whether Angela
Suleman benefited financially from the photo sales.
Oh, and then he hung up the phone.
Hmmm. What do you think? Are these news organizations coughing up for Nadya’s mom Angela’s story, but they just don’t want to admit it for fear of viewer outrage?
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Photos: Nadya Suleman, left, and her doppleganger, Angelina Jolie (or is it the other way around?). NBC/WireImage