Jon Gosselin Denies Physical Abuse Claims By Son Collin – Kate Gosselin’s 16-year-old son Collin previously accused his father of punching and kicking him. See what Jon Gosselin said about the claims.
Jon Gosselin Denies Physical Abuse Claims By Son Collin:
Jon Gosselin is denying claims that he was abusive to his 16-year-old son Collin Gosselin.
The County of Berks, Pennsylvania Child & Youth Services recently notified Collin’s mom Kate Gosselin of an open investigation into an alleged violent incident between Jon and the teenager that took place earlier this month.
The allegations include “causing bodily injury to a child through recent act/failure to act: hitting/punching.” The report does not name Jon as the alleged perpetrator but appears to be consistent with an accusation Collin recently made on Instagram.
“My dad is a liar,” Collin reportedly wrote in a since-deleted post. “Yesterday he beat me up and thought nothing of it, he punched me in the face and gave me a swollen nose and I started bleeding. He then continued to kick me in the ribs after I was on the floor. He is a liar.”
According to Jon’s team, the father-of-eight is a “loving” dad who hasn’t hurt Collin.
“Jon has never abused Collin,” a rep for the reality star shared. “No charges have been filed against him and there’s no ongoing CYS investigation. Collin has endured severe trauma. Jon is a loving father who has worked hard to ensure that his son gets the support and help he needs.”
Jon Gosselin Denies Abusing Son Collin After Kate Gosselin Proclaims “Enough Is Enough”:
Kate Gosselin, however, also spoke out and said she didn’t want any of her eight children around their father.
“You do not punch and kick your children,” Kate said in a statement. “You do not kick a child. I don’t want to hear any excuses from anyone, not from his father, not from local law enforcement, not from court personnel whose job is supposedly to ensure the best interests of my children. There is a child abuse law, PA 23, section 8i states that doing any of the following, regardless of whether it causes injury, is child abuse, and first on that list is kicking. Period.”
“I don’t want my children around him. Enough is enough,” Kate added of her ex.
“I do not want this buried, swept under the rug or minimized. As a mother, I am not going to sit quietly and idly by while my child, any of my children, is assaulted by anyone, let alone their own father. I am spotlighting this, and I will keep shouting about it, in the hopes that the authorities and the courts will finally do the right thing. Do not return my child to an abuser’s home. Jon needs to be charged with a crime. If this were your child, would you feel okay with having it swept under the rug?” added Kate.
At this time, it’s unclear if Jon will face any legal repercussions. Berks County District Attorney John Adams said, “There has been no charges or citations filed as a result of that incident. That’s the only incident we are aware of at this point and there was no citation or charges filed as a result of the incident.”
Jon and Kate divorced in 2009 after 10 years of marriage after shooting to superstardom with their reality TV show in 2007, Jon & Kate Plus 8.