Jon Gosselin is refuting claims that he physically abused his 16-year-old son Collin after the teen allegedly accused his father of beating him.
“Jon has never abused Collin,” Jon’s rep told E! News. “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.”
Last week, Collin alleged in a now-deleted Instagram post, “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.”
According to People, the County of Berks, Pennsylvania Child & Youth Services opened an investigation into the allegations of “causing bodily injury to a child through recent act/failure to act: hitting/punching.”
However, Jon, 43, was reportedly not named as the alleged abuser in the documents.
Kate Gosselin, Collin’s mother, told People in response to the claims, “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.”
The reality star added, “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 [Jon].” Enough is enough.”
Berks County District Attorney John Adams told People, “There has been no charges or citations filed as a result of that incident.”
Kate and Jon share eight children total, including 19-year-old twins Cara and Madelyn and 16-year-old sextuplets Alexis, Aaden, Joel, Leah, Hannah and Collin. The family appeared on television together on TLC’s “Jon & Kate Plus 8.”
Jon and Kate divorced in 2009 after 10 years of marriage. After the show, Collin attended a program for children with special needs. He and his sister, Hannah, moved in with Jon, while the rest of his siblings live with Kate.
Page Six has reached out to Jon’s rep for comment.