KATE Gosselin claims her ex-husband Jon is a 'violent and abusive person' after their son Collin, 16, alleged he 'hit and kicked' him.
Jon has denied the claim and instead alleged Kate gave their son PTSD, which is why he and Hannah — the couple's other daughter who lives with her father — are not in contact with her.
Kate, 45, stood behind her son Collin after he spoke about the alleged abuse he suffered from his father.
"I am done hiding and will say this unequivocally: Jon is a violent and abusive person," the mother of eight claimed in an interview with PEOPLE.
She then revealed that she "learned of this incident from CYS, and through them I was then read multiple reports – from the police report, to Collin’s statement to the police, to the account of an adult eyewitness. They were all very similar, if not identical.
"Until I receive the letter from CYS about whether they’ve deemed the allegations founded or not, it’s ongoing. My contact at CYS has not told me otherwise. If this doesn’t qualify as assault, I don’t know what does," she concluded.
However, Berks County D.A. John Adams previously told PEOPLE: “No charges or citations were filed as a result of that incident. We are not investigating at this point.”
The Sun has reached out to Jon for comment but didn't hear back at the time of publication.
This all comes after a new report claimed that Jon, 43, was under investigation after he allegedly punched and kicked Collin.
In the report viewed by PEOPLE, the allegation was: "causing bodily injury to a child through recent act/failure to act: hitting/punching."
PEOPLE claimed that while Jon was not named as the alleged perpetrator, Collin alleged his father "beat" him in a now-deleted Instagram post.
The outlet claimed the post read: "My dad is 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 then continued to kick me in the ribs after I was on the floor. He is a liar."
An insider reportedly said of the fight: "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.
“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," the insider alleged, according to PEOPLE.
Collin allegedly called authorities, who responded to the incident.
A source close to Jon told The Sun: "Jon is a great father and has done nothing but fight for Hannah and Collin's safety. He has never abused his children."
The Lower Heidelburg Township Police Department and Pennsylvania Child & Youth Services declined to comment to The Sun.
Despite the reports and eyewitness accounts, Jon has denied abusing his son Collin.
"Jon has never abused Collin. No charges have been filed against him and there’s no ongoing CYS investigation," reps for Jon told The Sun.
"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."
Kate told the outlet of the situation: “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."
She added of her ex-husband: "I don’t want my children around him. Enough is enough.”
She said the incident makes her “sick” to her “stomach.”
The Kate Plus 8 star continued: "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?”
Kate added that she was advised by police that Collin was “removed” from the home “immediately.”
She said: “As far as I’m aware, he still is not back.”
The mom of eight continued: "I stayed silent for a long time as Jon has repeatedly tried to start world wars with vicious words, allegations of abuse that were always unfounded, but I never engaged—I never fought back for myself or to defend myself, because there were eight people who matter more to me.
“But now that it involves one of my children, I will not stay silent anymore. Say whatever you want about me, and I’ll stay on the high road. But you harm my children, I’m ready to fight back.
"I have always parented with my children’s best interests in mind. He parents to make himself look good. It is so sick it makes my blood boil.
“I am horrified that this man is the father of my children. I don’t want my children to be associated with someone who loses his mind because his car got dented."
Kate has primary physical custody of Leah, Alexis, Joel and Aaden, while Jon has the remaining two sextuplets, Hannah and Collin, in his care.
Jon has claimed Kate has "no contact" with Collin.
What did Kate Gosselin’s son Collin accuse dad Jon Gosselin of?
Jon is “under investigation for child abuse” after Collin, 16, claimed he punched and kicked him in a fight, according to a new report.
County of Berks Pennsylvania Child & Youth Services notified Kate of the investigation, after an alleged violent altercation that took place earlier this month, People reported.
In the police report viewed by the outlet, "bodily injury" to a child took place "through recent act/failure to act: hitting/punching."
It was claimed that while Jon was not named as the alleged perpetrator, Collin said his father “beat” him in a now-deleted Instagram post.
Kate placed Collin in an inpatient special needs program for two years before he went to live with his father.
Twins Mady and Cara, 19, live at their respective colleges, though they are in their mother's care.
Jon and Kate have been involved in a nasty custody battle since they divorced in 2009 after 10 years of marriage.
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