Jon Gosselin is accused of ‘kicking and punching’ his son Collin, 16, as child abuse probe is launched and ex-wife Kate Gosselin says: ‘Enough is enough’
- Former Jon & Kate Plus 8 reality star Jon Gosselin has been accused of physically harming his 16-year-old son Collin Gosselin
- In a deleted-Instagram post last week, Collin accused his father of ‘beating’ him while also calling him a ‘liar’
- The County of Berks, Pennsylvania Child & Youth Services have now launched an open investigation into the alleged violent incident
- Kate Gosselin has released a statement saying she no longer wants Jon to be near her children adding: ‘Enough is enough’
- She added: ‘I do not want this buried, swept under the rug or minimized’
- DailyMail.com has reached out to representatives for Jon Gosselin who have not be available for comment
Former Jon & Kate Plus 8 reality star Jon Gosselin has been accused of physical abuse, prompting a child abuse investigation, it has been reported.
16-year-old Collin Gosselin has claimed that his father Jon, 43, kicked and punched him during an altercation that is said to have taken place earlier this month.
The County of Berks, Pennsylvania Child & Youth Services notified Collin’s mother, Kate Gosselin, 45, that they have now launched an open investigation into the alleged violent incident, according to a Thursday report by PEOPLE.
Claims: Kate Gosselin’s son Collin has accused his dad Jon Gosselin of physical abuse, prompting an investigation by the County of Berks, Pennsylvania Child & Youth Services
DailyMail.com has reached out to representatives for Jon who have so for not been available for comment.
The publication has viewed a report from the CYS, that describes the allegation of ‘causing bodily injury to a child through recent act/failure to act: hitting/punching.’
While Jon is not specifically named in the report, the details are consistent with the claims made by Collin on his Instagram last week.
Last week, in a now-deleted Instagram post, Collin accused his father Jon of physically beating him. The alleged altercation is said to have taken place when Collin was upset in the car with Jon.
‘Enough is enough’: Kate Gosselin provided a full statement to a magazine about the alleged incident
Close: Collin posted this sweet birthday message for his father Jon on his Instagram account
According to PEOPLE, Collin’s deleted post read: ‘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.’
Meanwhile, in a statement to PEOPLE, his mother Kate said: ‘You do not punch and kick your children. 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.”
Family time: Jon Gosselin, 43, enjoyed a quick vacation to Florida last month with his girlfriend Colleen Conrad and two of his eight kids, Collin and Hannah
She added that she no longer wants Jon to be near her children, saying: ‘I don’t want my children around him. Enough is enough.’
However, Berks County District Attorney John Adams told PEOPLE that Jon may not face any legal ramifications, as there were ‘no charges or citations filed.’
Kate added to the publication that this response made her ‘sick to her stomach’ and said, ‘I do not want this buried, swept under the rug or minimized.’
Jon was recently seen last month on a family getaway with his girlfriend Colleen in Florida.
In happier times: Jon and Kate divorced in 2009 after 10 years of marriage, and found huge fame thanks to their reality series Jon & Kate Plus 8
Collin – who spent some time away from his family in a special needs school – and has been living with his father full-time since February 2018, along with his sister Hannah.
The other four sextuplets: Alexis, Aaden, Joel and Leah, and twins Mady and Cara, 19, live with their mother, Kate.
Jon and Kate divorced in 2009 after 10 years of marriage, and found huge fame thanks to their reality series Jon & Kate Plus 8.
The former couple first welcomed their twins in 2001; the sextuplets followed in 2004. Most recently Kate Gosselin starred in the reality dating series, Kate Plus Date, in 2019.