Kate Gosselin opened up about her son Collin, who is enrolled in a program away from home for his educational and behavioral challenges, and responded to claims of child abuse in a sit-down with Good Morning America, which aired Monday, November 21. Watch what she said in the clip above.
The Kate Plus 8 star, 41, currently has primary custody of her kids — 16-year-old twins Mady and Cara, and 12-year-old sextuplets Leah, Hannah, Alexis, Joel, Aaden and Collin — with ex-husband Jon Gosselin.
The reality star said it’s tough for Collin to be away from home, but she’s “definitely” in contact with her son. “It was not even really a choice. It was on the advice of his doctors and it had to happen,” she said. “He’s plodding along and we are too. It definitely was necessary. I’ll go to the ends of the earth for the best for each one of them. This is the best thing I can do for him right now, so that comforts me.”
When asked about recent rumors that Collin told staffers at the treatment facility that Kate abused him, the TLC star called the accusations “absolutely” untrue. “I’m in the public eye. I’ve been investigated many times [by child services]. It’s always unfounded, obviously,” she said.
Meanwhile, Jon, 39, has alleged that he hasn’t seen Collin in a year and a half and that Kate won’t tell him where he is. “We are both court ordered not to speak about the care and custody of our children in detail,” she said. “I’ve known all along where [Collin] is, but the world doesn’t know and I’ll leave it at that.”
Although her ex has declared that he will take her to court over the issue, Kate said she doesn’t focus on that. “I’ve lost track of how many times he’s said that,” she said. “I don’t really pay attention.”
Jon’s attorney Kristen Doleva-Lecher countered to ABC News in a statement, “The whole story is not being told. … [Jon] is a loving and caring father who is acting within the scope of the law to do what is best for his kids.”
Despite the drama, Kate said that the family’s hugely successful reality series has left her with so many memories since it first aired in 2007. “I wanted those moments documented and got 10 years’ worth, and I will never, ever regret that,” she said.
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