Nick Cannon, singer Mariah Carey's husband, recently revealed that they had received a visit from a social worker over accusations of drug and alcohol use.
In an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, Cannon shared that someone had apparently complained that the couple's newborn twins born two weeks ago via Caesarean section were subjected to abuse, due to Ms. Carey's consumption of drugs and alcohol while breastfeeding. Cannon said: 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.
Cannon also shared in another interview, with A.J. Hammer of HLN's Showbiz Tonight, that the social worker had told him that the allegations of alcohol and drug use were not just limited to the time that was spent in the hospital.
The twins, Moroccan Scott, a boy, and Monroe, a girl, are being treated in a neonatal intensive care unit.
The social worker's visit, which happened on Tuesday, may have been triggered by a suggestion given by a nurse, according to Cannon. The nurse had suggested that Carey drink a small amount of Guinness, a dark beer, as it could help improve breastfeeding. Carey had followed the suggestion, according to Cannon.
The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, citing confidentiality rules, did not give any comment.
Cannon said: I guess someone maybe overheard that (suggestion), and this is a good way to make a quick buck or call the tabloid. It's kind of sad that people think that we'll make money off of these newborns.