Octomom Nadya Suleman Account of Flight from Hell Disputed by Actress Kristen Johnston
Wonder of wonders, the actress says the rags got it wrong.
The actress and wannabe actress agree on this: Suleman was flying with 10 of her 14 children (including the octuplets) on a plane that was stuck on the tarmac for two hours before departing from New York to Los Angeles. The little natives grew restless and loud, prompting Johnston to go to Suleman's seat in search of order.
An Octo-rep related the following exchange (encapsulated from "Octomom Nadya Suleman Hates Her 14 Kids"):
|Octomom and her brood from the disputed flight from New York.|
JOHNSTON: "Get more help!"
SULEMAN: "Why don't you grow a baby and get a life!"
Johnston eventually returned to her seat. Suleman later explained she did not know Johnston was an actress, adding, "I guess there's some people that don't like kids."
Speaking to host Wendy Williams, Johnston said the racket behind her on the plane "wasn't like children screaming and crying, it was like, they were just unhappy and loud." She didn't rise from her seat and go to Suleman until it sounded like a "Beirut kindergarten had been bombed."
What Johnston said she found was Octomom reading a magazine and ignoring the noise while one of her very young daughters tried to get control of the toddlers. The actress characterized their exchange as a discussion.
|Kristen Johnston and Donald Faison on TV Land's The Exes.|
She conceded suggesting Suleman "get better control of your kids or get better help" but denied that was met by the line, "Why don't you grow a baby and get a life!" The actress claims Octomom simply looked up and asked, "What am I supposed to do?"
Asked by Williams if she had any kids of her own, Johnston joked, "No, which is why I yell at them."
Give Nads credit for having a more direct damage-control line to the tabloids than a TV sitcom actress.