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Jon Gosselin's Son Accuses Him of Abuse

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Jon Gosselin (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 11 September 2020 11:24 AM

Police are investigating possible child abuse after an alleged violent altercation earlier this month between Jon Gosselin and his 16-year-old son, Collin Gosselin.

Jon allegedly put his son in a headlock and punched him in the nose. Jon denies the altercation and his rep says that there is no investigation. 

One report says the investigation surrounds an accusation of "causing bodily injury to a child through recent act/failure to act: hitting/punching," according to a County of Berks, Pennsylvania Child & Youth Services report obtained by People. Jon has not been named as the perpetrator but the allegations are consistent with claims Collin made last week in a now-deleted Instagram post that his father "beat" him.

"Jon has never abused Collin," his rep told E! News. "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."

In his Instagram post, Collin accused his father of being a liar.

"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 wrote, according to People. "He then continued to kick me in the ribs after I was on the floor. He is a liar.”

Jon was married to Kate Gosselin and their reality show “Jon & Kate Plus 8” was a huge hit for years. But the couple divorced and have been at each other’s throats ever since, with Jon opposing Kate’s wishes to keep filming with their children.

A source told People that the incident took place during a heated discussion between Collin and his father.

"Collin got furious and was screaming and swearing. When they got home, he was still screaming and cursing and he went into the garage and got ... a big heavy bottle of liquid — and hurled it at Jon’s car, denting it," the source 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, then he kicked him in the ribs."

Collin's mom, Kate, said she did not want her children to be around Jon anymore.

"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," 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, is child abuse, and first on that list is kicking. Period."

The CYS is looking into the matter but Berks County District Attorney John Adams said there have been no charges or citations filed.

"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," he said.

Kate said she did not want the allegations to be ignored.

"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," she said.

"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?"

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Police are investigating possible child abuse after an alleged violent altercation earlier this month between Jon Gosselin and his 16-year-old son, Collin Gosselin. Jon allegedly put his son in a headlock and punched him in the nose. Jon denies the altercation and his rep...
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