Kate Gosselin finally came up after her son Collin said she was the cause of his distance from a number of his siblings. The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 actor responded by making a lengthy social media post in which he claimed Collin has a history of behaving violently toward his family. “I never wanted to have to do this, but at this point, I feel stuck and without a choice.
I hate saying this, but I have to speak up right now,” Kate wrote on Instagram on July 21. “My son Collin, whom I adore passionately, has received a lot of mental diagnoses throughout the years. He was admitted to a facility for his personal welfare as well as the protection of myself, his brothers, and his sisters after receiving years of inadequate outpatient care. Kate is the mother to 22-year-old twins Mady and Cara, as well as the 19-year-old sextuplets Collin, Hannah, Alexis, Aaden, Leah, and Joel, who she shares with her ex-husband Jon Gosselin.
Additionally, Kate asserted that Collin’s behavior has not changed since his 2016 admittance to a hospital. (Jon has been living there with Colin and Hannah’s sister since 2018). After Jon pulled Collin out of therapy, she claimed in her statement, “my son’s unpredictable and violent behavior has sadly continued regularly toward Jon, Hannah, and others around him.” “Collin has always dealt with a variety of problems, one of which is his warped view of reality.”
“Complete fabrications rarely occur, and it is tragically shocking when they do, as many people who have family members who are dealing with mental health issues can attest, and this is just another heartbreaking aspect of this fight,” Kate continued. The TLC series covered the life of my family from 2007 to 2017. The 48-year-old admitted that it might be difficult for others to comprehend situations in which mental illness is present, but she denied any wrongdoing.
She also accepted that it can be difficult for others to understand parent-child interactions. According to the ex-reality star, “all measures that were taken in our home were at the explicit recommendation of his pediatric psychiatrist and/or his team of specialists” and were done so to safeguard each member of our family, our friends, and our family pets. Since Kate last spoke with Collin, she doesn’t believe anything has changed.
She said as she was drawing to a close, “Unfortunately, I think Collin still remains a very troubled young man who continues to need a lot of help.” He said that “his brothers and sisters and I have not been directly involved in his life” because of the man’s “history of unpredictable behavior and violent tendencies towards us.” In the “Jon & Kate: Family Circus” episode of Vice TV’s Dark Side of the 2000s, he continued, “I think my mom kind of drove a social barrier between us,” according to Page Six. She told them what happened, but it was obvious that I saw things differently.
Collin argued that even though he wasn’t a “perfect child,” his bad behavior “was no different from that of my siblings” when he reflected on his own deeds. Collin would be willing to cooperate if it meant possibly making amends with his siblings in the future. The recent high school graduate continued, “I really, truly hope one day that we can all reunite and put the show behind us and just be siblings again, and take back that time we didn’t have.
In the same episode of Dark Side of the 2000s, Jon talked about his encounters with Mady, Cara, Alexis, Aaden, Leah, and Joel; all of these people were in Kate’s care following their 2009 divorce. I don’t have any contact with the kids I’ve cut off from, he declared. I have no idea why these stopped appearing. I have no answers. none at all. The worst is this. However, Kate isn’t the only member of the family to offer commentary on the film’s assertions. Mady chastised Collin for his words about their family after the episode aired.
People reports that on July 20, she remarked, in part, on her Instagram Stories, “I do not owe my allegiance to any person(s) who have physically threatened me and every member of my immediate family (some incidents as recent as last year)”. Additionally, I will never let a person in my life who has acted in a hostile or violent manner toward others because of their race, gender, or religious views.
In response to his daughter’s remark to People, Jon said, “It took courage for Collin to sit down and speak about his background, and the last thing I would have anticipated is more abuse coming his way from a brother who hasn’t seen or spoken to him since he was in sixth grade.” E! News has reached out to the management of Jon as well as the management of Kate, Collin, Hannah, and Mady, but neither has provided a statement.