The story of the Gosselin family has taken another turn as reports of dysfunction plagued the 10-person team for years since Jon and Kate Gosselin’s divorce.
Collin, the couple’s 16-year-old son, has accused Jon of beating him, which Jon, 43, denies.
“Jon never abused Collin,” a rep for the father of eight told E! News. “No charges have been laid against him and there is no ongoing CYS investigation. Collin suffered severe trauma. Jon is a loving father who worked hard to ensure his son received the support and help he needed. ”
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The comment follows a People magazine report that Berks County, Pennsylvania Child & Youth Services (CYS) has opened an investigation into an incident between Jon and Collin.
Collin’s mother Kate was reportedly made aware of the investigation.
According to the outlet, Collin accused his father of abuse in an Instagram post that was deleted last week.
“My dad is a liar,” Collin wrote, per People. “Yesterday he beat me without thinking about it, he punched me in the face and gave me a swollen nose and I started to bleed. He then continued to kick me in the ribs after I was on the ground. He’s a liar. ”
A CYS report states that the assailant allegation “causes bodily harm to a child as a result of a recent act / misconduct: hitting / punching”.
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Jon would not be named in the report.
Kate, 45, spoke to the media about the alleged incident.
“You don’t hit or kick your children. You don’t kick a child. I don’t want to hear any apologies from anyone, not from her father, or from the local police, or from the court staff whose work is supposed to ensure the best interests of my children, ”she said. “There is a child abuse law, PA 23, section 8i states that doing any of the following, regardless of whether it causes injury or not, is child abuse, and the first on that list is the kick. Period. ”
The former reality TV star explained that she “doesn’t want to [her] the children around him. ”
“Enough is enough,” she added.
Kate stressed that she did not want this allegation to be “buried, swept under the rug or played down.”
“As a mother, I am not going to sit quietly and with my arms crossed while my child, one of my children, is being attacked by anyone, let alone her own father,” she said. for follow-up. “I am bringing this to light, and I will continue to scream about it, in the hope that the authorities and the courts will finally do the right thing. Do not send my child back to the home of an abuser. Jon must be charged with a crime. If it was your child, would you be okay with sliding it under the rug? ”
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Children and Youth Services could not be reached immediately for comment. Reps for Jon and Kate did not immediately respond.
A source further detailed the alleged incident at the point of sale.
“Collin got mad and was screaming and cursing. When they got home he was screaming and cursing again and he went into the garage and took… a big bottle of liquid – and threw it at Jon’s car, denting it, ”the insider said. “Jon got out of the car enraged, put him in a headlock, punched him square in the nose, and when Collin fell to the ground he kicked him in the ribs.” .
The source claimed that Collin then called the police.
Berks County District Attorney John Adams told People that “no charges or summons have been filed as a result of this incident. This is the only incident of which we are aware at this point and no summons or charges have been filed as a result of this incident. . ”
Jon and Kate were married for 10 years before divorcing in 2009. They share eight children – as the title of their show “Jon & Kate Plus 8” – twins Cara and Madelyn, 19, and 16-year-old sextuplets Alexis, Aaden , Joel, Leah, Hannah and Collin.
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Collin and his sister Hannah live with Jon while the rest of the children live with Kate.
Jon had previously accused Kate of mentally abusing Collin and sending him to a specialized facility, leaving him with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Julius Young of Fox News contributed to this report