The latest in a string of troubling proclamations, Nadya Sulema told HLN’s Dr. Drew Pinsky Thursday night that she was drugged when she signed the consent form to have 12 embryos implanted into her uterus. She blames her cloudy state of mind on the decision that resulted in her now world-famous reputation as the “Octomom” after eight of those embryos proved viable.
In the video embedded below, Suleman claims that after Dr. Michael Kamrava gave her “a cocktail of drugs” that included Valium in preparation for the 2008 procedure, “He wrote something, he gave it to me to sign. I signed it, and I didn’t read it.”
Though she has never denied wanting more children before the implantation (she already had six at the time), Suleman insists she was unaware of the number of embryos being implanted and never intended on having as many as eight children at once.
Just this month, California officials ruled that Kamrava committed “gross negligence” with “repeated negligent acts, for an excessive number of embryo transfers” into Suleman, then stripped the fertility specialist of his state medical license.
The decision came after months of hearings, one of which revealed that Suleman still has 29 frozen embryos. The single mom, who says she has been celibate for 12 years, told Pinsky she has no plans for more children.