JON Gosselin’s 16-year-old daughter, Hannah, has come to her dad’s defense after family matriarch, Kate, alleged her ex was “abusive” towards their children.
The 45-year-old reality star made shocking claims this month that her husband-of-10-years “hit and kicked” their 16-year-old son, Collin.
After the explosive allegations were made public, Hannah revealed to The Daily Mail that her father “loves us… he’s never been abusive.”
The teenager also told the outlet that she witnessed the incident that occurred between her brother and father.
She told the publication that she made it known to investigators that Jon “never hit Collin.”
Earlier this month, Collin spoke about the alleged abuse he suffered from his father.
The new report stated Jon was under investigation after he allegedly punched and kicked Collin.
In a report viewed by PEOPLE, the allegation stated Jon was: "causing bodily injury to a child through recent act/failure to act: hitting/punching."
PEOPLE claimed that while Jon was not named as the alleged perpetrator, Collin alleged his father "beat" him in a now-deleted Instagram post.
The outlet claimed the social media post read: "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.”
An insider reportedly said of the fight: "Collin got furious and was screaming and swearing.
“When they got home, he was still screaming and cursing and he went into the garage and got… a big heavy bottle of liquid – and hurled it at Jon’s car, denting it.
“Jon got out of the car enraged, put him in a headlock, punched him square in the nose, and when Collin fell to the ground, then he kicked him in the ribs," the insider alleged, according to PEOPLE.
Collin allegedly called authorities, who responded to the incident.
Jon’s ex-wife Kate – whom he was married to from 1999-2009 – stood by her son’s side.
"I am done hiding and will say this unequivocally: Jon is a violent and abusive person," the mother of eight claimed in an interview with PEOPLE.
The Kate Plus 8 star then revealed that she "learned of this incident from CYS, and through them I was then read multiple reports – from the police report, to Collin’s statement to the police, to the account of an adult eyewitness.
“They were all very similar, if not identical.
"Until I receive the letter from CYS about whether they’ve deemed the allegations founded or not, it’s ongoing.
“My contact at CYS has not told me otherwise. If this doesn’t qualify as assault, I don’t know what does," she concluded.
In a statement, Jon's representative said: “Jon Gosselin is a loving father who has never abused his son.
“He has done nothing but parent his children and attempt to stay out of the public eye for years.
“The recent allegations were deemed unfounded by the police department and CYS within 24 hours.
"Kate's malicious statements are libelous and if her false accusations of abuse continue, legal action will be taken,” the rep finished.
A source close to Jon told The Sun: "Jon is a great father and has done nothing but fight for Hannah and Collin's safety. He has never abused his children."
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