Jon Gosselin Denies He Physically Abused Son Collin
Jon Gosselin denied he’s ever harmed his 16-year-old son Collin after being accused of physically abusing the teenager, prompting an investigation by the Berks County Kids & Youth Providers in Pennsylvania.
“Jon has by no means abused Collin,” a rep for the fact star, 43, informed E! Information on Thursday, September 10. “No prices have been filed in opposition to him, and there’s no ongoing CYS investigation.”
The assertion claimed that “Collin has endured extreme trauma,” including, “Jon is a loving father who has laboured arduous to make sure that his son will get the help and assist he wants.”
The Remedy alum’s response got here hours after information broke of Collin’s allegation of “inflicting bodily harm to a toddler via current act/failure to behave: hitting/punching.”
Though Jon is reportedly not named within the CYS report, Collin opened up concerning the alleged incident along with his father in a since-deleted Instagram put up, calling him a “liar.”
“Yesterday he beat me up and thought nothing of it, he punched me within the face and gave me a swollen nostril, and I began bleeding,” he claimed final week. “He then continued to kick me within the ribs after I used to be on the ground. He’s a liar.”
District Legal professional John Adams informed Us Weekly in a press release on Thursday that it was the “solely incident we’re conscious of at this level. There was no quotation of prices filed because of the incident.”
Kate Gosselin — who shares Collin, his s*xtuplet siblings, Aaden, Leah, Alexis, Hannah and Joel, and 19-year-old twins Madelyn and Cara with the DJ — opened up concerning the alleged abuse on Thursday, saying she doesn’t “need [her] youngsters round” her ex-husband.
“You don’t punch and kick your youngsters,” the Kate Plus Date star, 45, informed Individuals. “You don’t kick a toddler. I don’t wish to hear any excuses from anybody, not from his father, not from native regulation enforcement, not from court docket personnel whose job is meant to make sure the most effective pursuits of my youngsters. There’s a little one abuse regulation, PA 23, part 8i states that doing any of the next, no matter whether or not it causes harm, is little one abuse, and first on that checklist is kicking. Interval.”
Each Hannah and Collin has been dwelling with Jon since 2018. In December of that 12 months, Jon was granted sole bodily and authorized custody of his son when Kate failed to point out up at their court docket listening to.
Collin shared a selfie through Instagram in early September and mentioned he was “doing higher than ever” after a rocky few years.
In April, Collin gushed about his father, calling him the “coolest most wonderful dad, the one who’s at all times had my again” on Jon’s 43rd birthday. The teenager additionally praised Jon’s girlfriend, Colleen Conrad, in Could for being “one among my pointers and one among my guiding lights” on Mom’s Day.