Jon Gosselin Denies Abusing Son Collin; Kate Gosselin Says She’s “Ready to Fight Back” Against Jon & Claims Collin Was Removed from Jon’s Home

Jon Gosselin is denying abuse claims made by his 16-year-old son Collin, along with reports that he is currently under investigation for said-allegations. 

“Jon has never abused Collin,” reps for Jon told The Sun. “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.” 

As The Ashley reported Thursday, Collin posted (and quickly deleted) a disturbing message on Instagram last week accusing Jon of kicking and punching him. 

“My dad is a liar,” Collin captioned his 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.” 

People claims that the incident occurred after Collin became angry while talking to Jon in the car. 

“Collin got furious and was screaming and swearing,” a source told the site. “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 went on to claim that Jon then got out of his car enraged, put Collin in a headlock and “punched him square in the nose,” causing him to fall to the ground. He then allegedly kicked Collin in the ribs. The teen – one of Jon’s eight children with ex-wife Kate Gosselin reportedly called the police, who responded to the incident. 

Collin’s allegations prompted an investigation by the Berks County Children & Youth Services in Pennsylvania; however, Jon was not named in the alleged CYS report. Berks County District Attorney John Adams told People it is unlikely that John will face any legal repercussions.

“There has been no charges or citations filed as a result of that incident,” he said. “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.” 

A source close to Jon told The Sun Jon “has done nothing but fight” for Collin’s safety, as well as the safety of 16-year-old Hannah – both of whom have lived with Jon full-time since 2018. 

“He has never abused his children,” the source added.

In response to the abuse claims against her ex-husband, Kate said she did not want her children around Jon, adding “enough is enough.” 

“You do not punch and kick your children,” she stated. “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 said she was informed by police that Collin was “removed” from Jon’s home “immediately” following the alleged abuse. 

Kate vowed not to let this incident get “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.

” …and yes, I do mean literally shouting.”

“Do not return my child to an abuser’s home,” she continued. “Jon needs to be charged with a crime. If this were your child, would you feel okay with having it swept under the rug?”

Kate said in the past, she has been prone to stay silent and not defend herself, but because this involves one of her children, she “will not stay silent anymore.” 

“Say whatever you want about me and I’ll stay on the high road,” she said. “But you harm my children, I’m ready to fight back.” 

Jon was awarded sole physical and legal custody of Collin in December 2018, prior to which, Collin was living in a treatment facility for children with special needs. Collin was placed in the facility by Kate for alleged behavioral issues and he had been living there for a few years before leaving in 2018. Kate was a no-show at the custody hearing for Collin. 

While Collin and Hannah have been in Jon’s care for about two years, four of the couple’s sextuplets – Joel, Aaden, Leah and Alexis – remain in Kate’s custody. Jon and Kate’s 19-year-old twins, Madelyn and Cara, are currently away at college.

RELATED STORY: Collin Gosselin Accuses His Dad Jon Gosselin of Physically Abusing Him, Prompting Investigation; Jon’s Ex-Wife Kate Gosselin Speaks Out

(Photos: Instagram; TLC) 


  1. Kate is a word I would not abd could not use here. There’s no other word for her. Unbelievable she acts like she cares about “her child” when she basically disowned him at 12 and is only saying things now because it makes her look like less of an abuser. Collin’s trauma comes from Kate and being locked away for years with no contact with kid family when he was a CHILD.

  2. As a sped teacher many students at A middle/ high school with behavioral difficulties peek about his stage of puberty/age. At times We out-place to a private facility because we can’t keep the students safe in public school. This could include running / bolting from campus. Often we pull back on Placement after high school but the students have a hard time adjusting and end up struggling with aggressions because they were better managed at a private school. This never meant a our student is “bad” but Behaviors need more inspection on the function and management. Any where Colin goes he will need behavioral and emotional support. Just because at one occurrence he had an outburst l, the family should also receive support on how to manage. Aggression to the individual should never ever be tolerated.

  3. Jon’s words are coming back to haunt him! Remember when he took Collin out of the facility Kate put him in, and he talked non-stop to the press about how evil Kate was for locking poor Collin away for no reason. Jon said that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with Collin, he’s not special needs or on any spectrum, he doesn’t have any emotional problems at all, and the only problem he ever had was Kate. Fast forward to now, and Jon’s rep released a statement in response to Collins abuse allegations towards him by saying, and I quote, “Jon is a loving father who has worked hard to ensure that his son gets the support and help he needs.” So it seems Jon was lying when he said originally that Collin was fine and the problem was Kate, since he now says that he’s been working hard to get Collin the support and help he needs, which means that he IS aware that Collin has some pretty serious issues that he’s dealing with!

    Kate (and Collins old schools that he kept getting expelled from for attacking other kids and even the teachers) have said for years that these anger issues were Collins problems all along. Jon denied it all and said Kate’s the problem. Kate had said she tried everything to help him including finding better schools to home schooling, personal one on one therapy to group therapy, she tried everything that was recommended to her by the professionals and the schools, and sending him to the institution was the last thing she could do that hadn’t been tried yet, even though the professionals had told her to do it years ago. Jon denied all of it and said it was just Kate not wanting him.
    Now, I’m not saying Kate’s a perfect parent by any means, but it’s now becoming more and more apparent that she was telling the truth about Collins problems and was truly doing her best to get her son the help he clearly needs for the betterment of his future, even if that meant that it would look like she was just dumping him in an institution. That’s actually being a good parent!
    On the other hand, it’s now also become apparent that Jon only wanted custody of Collin to sell stories about Kate to the media, which have turned out to be lies because, according to his own statement he now makes, he knew all along that Collin needs help for his emotional issues because he now claims that he’s been working hard to get Collin the help and support he needs! And yet instead of helping him, he physically abuses him because of his own severe anger problems!
    I think it’s time for him to publicly apologise and own up to the fact that Kate was telling the truth about Collins needs, and was actually trying to help him learn some ways to manage those problems. Again, Kate’s no saint, but it’s now perfectly clear why their other 6 kids refuse to spend time with Jon!

    Jon says it’s Kate that’s abusive for yelling and spanking, yet Jon attacked his child like he was fighting a grown man!

    I just hope that Collin can find somewhere he feels safe to work on those issues he has, because he’s still got a full life ahead of him and can still make a happy future for himself, with or without his parents involved in the process.

    1. Jon didn’t attack Collin. If you’d done a bit of research you’d find that Jon’s statement has been verified and is true and the b.s.that Kate is trying to spin is just that, b.s.
      Jon restrained him, as he’s been taught to do and Collin lied in his call to report him, it’s been verified. The result of the abuse Collin suffered at the hands of Kate is PTSD and emotional problems associated with the abuse he suffered which is sometimes a lifelong battle to overcome. Cousin’s issues now are the result of Kate’s abuse and something he may battle the rest of his life and are very typical of children who were abused.

      Jon was telling the truth about Collin’s problems. It’s his mother who lied to keep him locked up, abandoned him and basically threw away the key, never visiting him in the facilities she locked him up in beginning at age 11. Can you imagine being locked up in a facility far from home at age 11 and receiving no visits? In addition to the years of physical and emotional abuse she inflicted on him beginning when he was a toddler? It’s no wonder he has issues now. His issues are the result of the abuse. The abuse came first is problems are a result of it and his abandonment.

  4. Oh, NOW she cares. She didn’t care when she shipped him off, didn’t care enough to even show up in court, but now she cares?

    I don’t know that I buy the story of abuse. If he is a troubled kid, he may have made it up in anger or frustration. But I like how magically she knew chapter and verse the child abuse statute.

    Sit down Kate – you already proved you didn’t want him, don’t be acting like a concerned mother now.

  5. And I love how she calls him ‘MY child,’ ‘MY children,’ like kids are fucking possessions. Well, to her, they are. Because of them, she hasn’t had to work a day in their life, unless you consider allowing a production company to film your overly fake life An actual job. They’re a means to an end to her.

  6. If Kate were to get him back, she’d throw him back in some ‘residential center for troubled teens’ like she did before. He was the only one to question her and defy her, and narcissists don’t like to be challenged.

    1. He was old enough to chose she knew court was pointless. He chose the home with the most freedom. So what if he gets hit and kicked.he made his choice.

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        Umm.. I’m confused by some of the comments. Kate has been known to be abusive to her kids for years. Even in the way that she speaks to her. Her and Jon both suck, but it has been said for years that the kids got tired of being on the show, but forced them to film. Can you imagine the trauma and chaos those children have been thru because of their parents? Then their dad leaves and their stuck with Kate? I don’t think that Collin has special needs. I think has anger issues because his entire life has been a shit show. The entire time he was at that school, she didn’t bring him home, they didn’t visit him, and she wouldn’t even tell Jon where he was. Collin is not the problem here, the problem is his parents, two adults who have their heads shoved so far up their asses that they don’t realize what they’re doing to their kids. She doesn’t care about Collin, if she did she would have actually took the time to figure out why he was lashing out. She sent him to a boarding school that has a terrible reputation and then acted like he didn’t exist. Her kids are possessions to her and $$$$

    2. What a surprise, Colin’s doctors were right.
      And what a surprise, Jon can’t handle Colin’s issues.
      Jon used the situation to get Colin. There wasno point for Kate to fight it. He might promise Colin a lot so he lets this go. That boy’s future is destroyed, his chances in life minimized because his dad’s ego is more important to him than his son getting the treatment he deserves and needs.

  7. I wonder where Colin is. If he was removed from the home and Kate doesn’t have custody, where is he? Those poor kids. I feel sorry for them.

  8. He seems like a child who needs a lot of tkme spent on his mental health. The full truth might never come out but there has to be a reason why is was in a center by himself all that time. I mean, they don’t just take care of children for no reason or am I wrong. Maybe kate saw that he was a danger to her or the kids. She should stop putting blame on her ex husband. She knew he was a handful and there is nothing wrong with setting your kid straight, especially if that child is abusive first. You can’t just let them hit you or break things or show agression like that. I’m sure jon doesn’t want to harm but when you have a danger in your house it needs to be taken care of. I’m sure collin will get the help he needs, if the kid is sent somewhere again then we know he is not right.

    Wish all the best for all the kids and that kate finds someone who can tolerate her and all those kids. She needs to stop being so hateful towards her ex, it doesn’t help her at all. I mean they both had those kids, she should be respectful towards him sometime soon, it has been so long. Work as a family

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