TLC Fires Kate Gosselin, Accused of Abusing Children

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Reports are in that Kate Gosselin has been fired by TLC, or The Learning Channel, the network that has hosted her reality TV show about her eight children since 2007.

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Jon & Kate Plus 8

If you don’t know the full history, Kate and Jon Gosselin were first recognized when the Discovery Health Channel made two one-hour specials about their unique family. The couple was married in 1999 and had two twin girls one year later. Then, in 2004, Kate gave birth to sextuplets, expanding their brood from four to ten.

The first two seasons of “Jon & Kate Plus 8” aired on Discovery before moving to TLC.

What Happened to Jon and Kate?

The Gosselins divorced in 2009 after ten years of marriage, and Kate went on to continue the reality series by herself, titling it “Kate Plus 8.” Production has been on and off for the last several years as Jon and Kate deal with legal battles regarding the show and their children’s well-being.

The exes’ twin girls, Mady and Cara, are now 19 years old. The sextuplets are 15 years old. They have grown up on television, but unlike the Kardashian/Jenner clan, they aren’t becoming billionaires––Jon thinks that his ex-wife is exploiting his children to make money through the television series.

TLC Fires Kate Gosselin Over Illegal Filming

Kate Gosselin was found in contempt of court when she allowed TLC to film her minor children without proper permits.

The court ordered Kate to pay Jon $1,500 in legal fees for disobeying the order after he took her to court on December 19. An insider told RadarOnline, “Kate stated in court that TLC has terminated their relationship with her.”

Is It Child Abuse?

Jon has stated multiple times that he believes his children are being abused by Kate for her financial gain. According to Yahoo Entertainment, a ten-year gag order that was imposed during the divorce recently ended, and Jon is now legally allowed to speak up about the alleged abuse.

“I know my children have suffered abuse and I know one day they’re going to tell their own story,” Jon said. “And sadly enough, I know what PTSD is. It’s really upsetting.”