A few online sources are reporting that the LA County Dept. of Child Protective Services, showed up to investigate new mom [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mariah Carey[/lastfm] on a claim of neglect. We’ve got the entire story.
Thanks to E! Online for the story.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon‘s new twins are already encountering the dangers of being celebrities as they almost fell victim to a tabloid scam.
On Tuesday night, according to Roger Friedman’s Showbiz 411, a woman from the LA County Dept. of Child Protective Services showed up at the hospital while Carey was breastfeeding their children, as they were wrapping up their stay at the NICU. So the civil servant came in to supposedly follow up with a claim of neglect, specifically, Carey was accused of drinking and taking pain medication while breastfeeding.
Well, the truth of the matter is that a nurse suggested to the new mother to drink half a Guinness Stout to produce breast milk quicker. Carey did it and it and according to Friedman’s report, worked. Hmm, But anyway, someone on the floor snitched, hoping the social worker could get a picture of the babies for the tabloids, in hopes to make millions. Nothing was captured, but you can guess the new parents were freaked out. Currently, the family is headed home, healthy and wiser.
Nick Cannon responded with these comments,
“Child protective services were called with allegations that, you know, there was some drinking and drugs and all that going on while in the hospital, which makes no sense to me,” said Cannon. “Like, how would a hospital even allow that?”
Cannon believes the call was most likely made after a nurse suggested to Carey that she drink a small amount of Guinness ale because “the yeast improves breastfeeding.”
“I guess someone maybe overheard that, and this is a good way to make a quick buck, or call the tabloids,” he said. “People will do anything to conjure up a story.” “Taxpayer money was wasted, too, because this was labeled an emergency. It was ridiculous.”
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