Jon Gosselin is allegedly accused of physical abuse of his 16-year-old son Collin. According to Perez Hilton, Collin posted the allegations in a since-deleted Instagram post. “My dad is a liar,” Collin wrote in the Thursday morning 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.”
The teen continued and added, “He then continued to kick me in the ribs after I was on the floor. He is a liar.” Gosselin does not appear to have responded to or commented on the accusations at this time. Notably, Collin and his sister Hannah are the only two of Gosselin’s eight children that he has custody of from ex Kate Gosselin. Hannah opted to leave the custody of her mother and move in with her father a few years ago. He eventually got custody of Collin after accusations emerged that Kate had been abusive toward the teen and placed him in a mental health facility. Gosselin fought to get Collin out, eventually succeeding and bringing Collin to live with himself and Hannah.
Gosselin has not been quiet about his criticisms of his ex-wife Kate’s parenting methods, even going so far as to sit down with Dr. Mehmet Oz on The Dr. Oz Show and claim that he had to “re-parent” his children. “Fame’s different only because fame … things are given to you. You’re held to a higher standard. You’re put on a pedestal … the attention, it’s almost like a drug,” he said. “Like an addiction. And once you have that, and that lifestyle, you can see certain tendencies in people. It just … it feeds and feeds and feeds.”
“I have to re-parent my kids,” he went on to say, and then addressed the allegations that Kate had been mentally and emotionally abusive to their children, specifically Collin. “A lot of stuff happened, abuse-wise, mental, physical. Even though they are 15, they might [behave like they’re] 12. The mental abuse, the alienation, just the put-downs … Isolation is a huge one,” he continued. “I make them join clubs and go to dances and football games. … We all go to … therapy.” Collin and Hannah are two of Gosselin’s sextuplets that he shares with Kate, along with Joel, Alexis, Leah and Aaden. The former couple also share 19-year-old twins Mady and Cara.