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Kate Gosselin Accused Of Beating The Family Pets

October 10, 2012 12:00 PM by Lisa Princ

Kate Gosselin is sure having a rough couple of weeks. Nearly two weeks ago, the former star of Jon & Kate Plus 8 and Dancing With The Stars was accused of child abuse, and now, she is being accused of beating the family pets as well!

Okay, so let’s get this straight – Kate Gosselin has gone from loving mother of eight to child abuser and pet beater? That’s right, or at least according the same journalist who accused her of cruel disciplining. “Kate left the family dogs in their cages behind the house for hours on end with no food. She never cleaned the cages. Jon would return to find them filled with urine, poop and puke. I saw vomit in them,” Robert Hoffman alleges to Star Magazine.

But leaving the animals starving and living in filth was only part of the pet abuse, as Hoffman says she also beat the dogs. “She would knock them over the head and yell. The abuse caused Nala to become very resistant to Kate, so that any time she came around, Nala growled. After a while, Kate began to fear she’d be attacked, so she sent the dog back to the breeder,” he continued.

So, why get the dogs if she really did not want them? It was all for the sake of ratings, apparently. Hoffman went on to add: “The kids had been begging for pets for years but Kate was adamantly against it, until the show needed content for an episode.” Once the cameras stopped rolling, the abuse began. Sick, just sick.

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68 Responses to “Kate Gosselin Accused Of Beating The Family Pets”

  1. Cindi Says:
    October 10th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    As a former fan of the show, Kate was always kinda mean and high strung to everyone.

    The dog abuse is probably completely true. Kate did give both dogs back to the breeder after she had them for quite sometime.

    Then when filming began she said she asked for one of the dogs back, Shoka, who Kate was recently abusing and recently got rid off.

  2. Darel Talbot Says:
    October 10th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Kate Gosselin is a very sick self absorbed narcissist. She is a disgusting fame seeker. She is MOMMY DEAREST. Child and Animal protective services should investigate these claims. Her anger issues are evident.

  3. Emily J Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I don’t think anyone who watched the way she treated her kids and everyone else she csme into contact with on that show could be surprised.

    Thank goodness the dogs aren’t still with her…too bad the breeder wssn’t able to save the kids from her at the same time they took back the dogs.

    I predict we’ll be hearing more about those kids after they get older and start acting out, sadly.

  4. Matthew Marino Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Kate Gosselin is a control freak and wanna be diva.

    She made herself rich off of her kids and will take any publicity she can for her talentless bi polar child breeding fake body.

    John was smart for leaving and would be smarter if he seeked full custody for their protection.

  5. Nattalie Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 11:15 am

    The animal abuse by Kate Gosselin should come as no surprise to anyone. This woman abused everyone; her husband, her family and extended family, all of her staff, and anyone who had the misfortune to meet her. She does not speak to her parents, who are kept from their grandchildren. There is no other word for her behavior except MEAM, MEAN and more MEAN. She will not leave the stage any time soon as she is a Fame Whore. She has no talent, and should not be put in the category of celebrity. If you feed this Glut with further attention, she will fill her continue her behavior, which will only get worse.What do you call a person who beats up on everybody and everything. An Ugly Bully

  6. shelby rae Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 11:24 am

    these accusations don’t really surprise me. it’s something i’ve suspected for years.

  7. Winston Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 11:28 am

    It is very sad what Reality TV has done to this family. Perhaps if they’d been left alone to raid their large brood of children they’d not gone through all this uber-hyped up lifestyle which not only destroyed their marriage but may be harming their children and themselves. Humans aren’t created to be under the public microscope as Reality TV shows put them through.

  8. Rhowen Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 11:28 am

    The real problem with kate gooselin is kate gooselin herself. Her anger arouse out of the need to be [in]famous and to have lots and lots of money. she appears to have [superiority] complex. she thinks she deserves to be praised, adored, and most of all – be served by her adoring fans. In the beginning, she probably did have a real problem of how she can raise 8 kids. But, when she saw she can make money off of them, she fooled the world to the point where people were sending her gifts, their hard earned money, their extra money, their savings …. well …. maybe time will show the people who adore her the real kate gooselin! It’s just not soon enough.

  9. Mary Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 11:31 am

    I used to watch the show and I actually thought both Jon and Kate were amazing. They got through everything together and I thought they had this relationship that I really wanted. Yet, it came to unfold. Why? Because they sold their life to the media. I am sure their marraige would have had its ups and downs, but factor in 24/7 cameras and that is Hollywood at its worst. Why is it that Hollywood enjoys destroying people instead of trying to do the right thing? Money changes everything!!!

  10. harley Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    oh come on people and grow up, like her or not, this sounds like a bunch of BS, and you people are just adding fuel to the fire… im sure you all wish you had one moment in the spotlite, and it makes you feel better by adding to this you don’t know her and neither does anyone else you all sound soooo pathetic………id rather be accused of beating my dog, than writing such stupid comments…

  11. Deborah Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I Kate yes she is a little high strung at times but those of you that don’t know her shouldn’t speak of things you do not know.

    She is far from rich as some of you have said. She and Jon both decided to have the show and she continued after he left.

    Throw stones much people, get a grip. You don’t know her so to say something you don’t have first hand knowledge of is just wrong. Did she do something personally to you, NO get over it and leave the woman alone to live her life.

  12. Tony Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I believe it. On the show she was such control freak and bitch. That woman always wanted to have the last word with Jon, or always criticized anything he said or did. She is not a happy woman.

  13. charlie Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 11:46 am

    This old and total artificial woman (tanned skin,teeth,plastic boobs, belly cirurgy reduced) never fooled me.
    She’s also artificial in spirit and soul. Look at her eyes it’ll be enough to see how stupid and unpolite she is. Pet’s are not suposed to live in cages. A tender mother and a master dog always succeed.

  14. DDC Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Doesn’t surprise me the least little bit. This is just the beginning of what you will be hearing. Those kids, and pets = $$$$. That’s all. So sad. Jon needs to take them so she can go and diva herself.

  15. bernice Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 11:55 am


  16. CM Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Whoever said she was a loving wife and mother? She has always been a horrible person and manipulator.

  17. Baba Booey Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Don’t care if she beats her kids or pets. I’d still poke her.

  18. Linda Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    This woman is HEINOUS piece of garbage. Why ANYONE still pays attention to her is absurd!

  19. Candy Nelson Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    She is a controlling freak who is obviously taking her low financial status out on the kids and pets! Power trip is coming to an end lady, face it! What you have spent on yourself alone, is more than enough to hire someone to take care of the pets and the kids!!!
    I am so happy for John that he got away from her! Now if only the kids and pets can get outta there and find a safe haven from the Monster Mom with the striking hand!!!

  20. Ruth M Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    No surprise for anyone who followed the show. The book confirms that things were far worse than fans (including me) ever imagined. Those few explosive moments that we assumed were edited for drama – apparently were not that unusual. Hope the kids have help, and can remove themselves from the abusive treatment. (Daddy time, LOTS of school activities, vacation with their friends families etc.)

    Very very sad. Until this came out, I still thought it was edited for drama… turns out she can’t even care for a dog.

  21. William Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Reality TV sucks, what many of these non-talented folks will do for attention, not to mention what they pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to have done to their faces. They are so fake in the end. Worst thing to happen to entertainment. If my parents clammered at me to stop sitting by “The Boob-Tube”. I don’t know what you call this crap.

  22. kristyn c. Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Kate Gosselin needs to just go away.Everyone is just sick to death of her.She is old news and everyone can care less what she does.As soon as she gets a little publicity for the slightest thing,she starts crying the blues about not having money and that someone should hire her.Kate Gosselin wants quick money.If everyone would just ignore her and not give her any attention,maybe she will go away.You don’t see Jon trying to get attention every 5 minutes.

  23. Jackie Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I think Kate Gosselin needs to be arrested. What a witch. Who could beat a defenseless animal? Who could do that? She is cold.

  24. Lynne Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Nothing would surprise me about this woman; I think she is capable of about anything. I wish this article would have informed us as to where the poor dogs are now. Have they both been returned to the breeder. And shame on the breeder for selling or giving dogs to this particular family in the first place.

  25. sara cole Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    She has much to answer for and there will come the day that she does..

  26. Mary Fullerton Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    You could tell about abuse with the children if you really looked closely at the faces of the kids when she barked orders. They were really terrified of her. When the show turned to Kate plus 8 it was more about Kate than the children!

  27. Ohmiya S. Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    I hope the Pennsylvania Humane Society & Child Protective Services finally step up & really look at the family. Gosselin was reported many times before, but TLC stepped in & reinforced the Confidentiality Agreements that crew & staff members were forced to sign. If there is nothing to hide, there would not be a need for hundreds of these agreements. TLC/Discovery should be ashamed of themselves for helping this nasty bitch hide the abuse for so long.

  28. Ohmiya S. Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I hope the Pennsylvania Humane Society & Child Protective Services finally step up & really look at the family.

    Gosselin was reported many times before, but TLC stepped in & reinforced the Confidentiality Agreements that crew & staff members were forced to sign. If there is nothing to hide, there would not be a need for hundreds of these agreements.

    TLC/Discovery should be ashamed of themselves for helping this nasty bitch hide the abuse for so long. They have become another network that focues on $$ before ethics.

  29. Cathy Viviano Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Animal protective services should’ve removed the dogs from Kate.

    Now regarding her 8 children, CPS (Child Protective Services) should’ve removed her 8 children from her home.

    Jon Gosselin, thank you for leaving whiny Kate.

    God bless you.

  30. annette Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    kate had septuplets-7 babies- and one died to make the sextuplets plus having the twins. look up the word passive-aggressive and you’ll see what john was. don’t lay all the blame on kate.
    granted, she yelled at her kids, and is probably ocd, but she has to maintain a regular schedule
    or nothing would get done.

  31. jeff m Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    You go girl! I personally believe you should have a new show! Call it Kate plus Kate. the premise could be about how to nurture an ego from inseption to entitlement. Didnt it take compassion and humility to be a nurse?

  32. Christine Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    She is a very unhappy person, she is looking to the wrong things to find happiness therefore she lashes out when it fails to do so. Saddly in this case Jon is the better parent. She needs profesional help.

  33. Harry Kokanats Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    This nutcase needs to be sent to a mental hospital. I am about tired of seeing her name on the internet/TV. All of the kids need to be placed in foster care for their own safety, and she needs to be admitted at the same place they send murderers who claim insanity.

  34. Steve Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    If Kate Gosselin were a potato it would be useless narcissistic potato.

  35. Chelle B Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Im sure it’s true she is a mean mother Im sure she was a mean pet owner.
    She is such a self absorbed woman who wants money and fame … Yet she has no talent.
    I wish the media would stop talking about her at all. I seriously think she should be required to go to parenting classes.

  36. gigi johnson Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Kate is all about getting free stuff she treated Jon like shit. Now she is trying to make a living off the kids. She travels all ever the country for free and leaves the kids with babysitters. Why doesn’t she stay home with them

  37. marjy outlaw Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    She treated jon like an unwanted animal, so I hope she losesher children, as she only loves herself!!!!

  38. GGW Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Wanna see how the Jon & Kate +8 kids might turn out? Search GOSSELINS GONE WILD! on the web.

  39. Barbie Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    She wanted fame. How’s that working out for ya, Kate??? She didn’t like Jon, he’s gone. Didn’t like the pups, they’re gone. Kids better be apartment hunting!

  40. Mel Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I think everyone needs to find something better to do with their time. She’s a fame whore and all this does is feed her. If she abused the children or pets, don’t you think Jon would have brought that forward during the divorce since he claimed to want the kids to be with him? Yes, she has issues, but if everyone would stop talking about her she’d be more likely to go away. Report on something that is actually newsworthy.

  41. christy Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 2:55 pm


  42. christy Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 2:56 pm


  43. Nan Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    It was always clear that she hated the dogs. Doesn’t surprise me one bit.

  44. Holly Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Cut Kate a break. Yes she was moody on the show, but imagine having 8 kids and a loser husband that was cheating on you. I know I can get overwhelmed and snappy with my kids and I only have 2. If she didn’t take charge, nothing would have been done. She comes off as being short with everyone, but I think it has to do with the overwhelming responsibility she has.

  45. AsIf Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Kate is pretty much a vapid cunt.

  46. Diane S Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    My opinion of that bitch Gosselin could not get ANY lower, and now with this probably completely true dog abuse story, I hope she burns in hell, while alive, with dogs ripping her limbs and lungs apart. She is a HORRIBLE mother and nothing but a media whore. She thinks of herself as a star, but come back to reality, you stupid woman, what have you EVER done that is commendable or worthy of stardom??!!

  47. Scamuel Jones Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    She and Michael Vick ought to get together, then they could beat the dogs together! LMAO!

  48. Daisy Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Nothing this woman does would surprise me. She just wants fame – regardless of the cost. I certainly feel for those adorable children and pets. I’m happy Jon is trying to be a good Dad and has left this woman.

  49. Kate the abuser Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    2:20-3:15 minute mark.

  50. Susi W. Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    When are people going to realize that she is a narcissistic, manipulative, fame whore? The program was supposed to be about the “kids”…not HER!! She knows how to put on her “happy” face and oh so fake harm when she has too… you know, in order to get her next fix…THE CAMERA!! She will always try to extend her 15 minutes of “INfamy” not fame! Wake up media…we don’t want another minute of this bitch!!

  51. Aimee Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Come on seriously? I don’t believe any of this guys claims. First of all he was best friends with Jon, Jon also shared the house so if they were being abused he most definately would have sold the story to a tabloid! If there was abuse and this Robert Hoffman did call animal cruelty services, obviously they found nothing wrong! Same with the abuse charges on the kids! he claimed to have called several times!
    This guy is only trying to make a buck off of Kate, he probably even attempted to black mail her!
    If she is sooo bad why is Jon being quiet? actually he recently stated that Kate is a good mom!

  52. Big Richard Says:
    October 12th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    all you people who comment on this sh*t are idiots. You are no better than this lady, this story or anyone else on the planet. IN fact you’re worse. YOu’re the ones who give power to stupid shows like this in the first place. If you want to see bitch, a cunt, a psycho or any other form of asshole you describe here…. each one of you need to start with looking in the mirror. You’re all a bunch of loads. Get some lives fucktards.

  53. cocoman Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 1:11 am

    evil fake plastic bitch… disgusting…

  54. renee Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Have you seen her lately? OMG, too skinny and her face looks haggared. So over her.

  55. Tami J Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Where is the whistle blower in all this? If the children were being abused, why didn’t some one from the show report child abuse regardless of the confidentiality agreements. That what whistle blowers do! I feel sorry for those children. I too found Kate to be a cold parent and Jon a more loving parent. God help the children, I hope they are ok. As far as the dog situation goes, I hope they are all back with their breeders. I can believe she has hit the dogs, as it was very evident that Kate did not like them at all. So on that note, where is DSS and Animal Control?????

  56. Ches Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 6:52 am

    who knows what the truth is when it comes to gossip mags. I knew Kate was in trouble when she said on the show that Jon was frustrated that he was not as organized as her. I know what it is like to be a control freak and how you make your children miserable. I was there and no matter what I did it was never good enough for my ex anyway.
    I pray that for the sake of those beautiful children that Kate gets counseling and gets happy and healthy and stops thinking she can make the world turn.
    Kate give yourself a break.

  57. Roe Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 7:34 am

    One day these kids will write a book. So the truth WILL out. It’s only a matter of time, before Maddy spills the beans.

  58. sid p Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 8:08 am

    why isn’t jon stepping in to get custody of the kids? he also knew about the animal abuse…where is he? she always came across as a control freak so why would you leave you kids with someone like that? it took two to mess up this family

  59. Kim B Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    No suprise that she beat the dogs, why is she not facing charges?

  60. kathi Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    So she got caught up in the “Rich and Famous” lifestyle. I wonder how most of us would react if given the chance and the cash that goes along with it. Jon wasn’t always with it all the time, either. He’d go off in his own little world a lot. She didn’t get much help from him, it was always hired help or volunteers. Besides, YOU try raising 8 kids on your own–it can’t be a piece of cake. I had a really hard time with 3 at one time, w/o extra help. My motto is,” Don’t believe anything you hear and only half of what you read.” It has served me well. I quit reading those trashy “news” mags long ago-they don’t always print the truth.

    But I would like to see those kids once in awhile as they grow up. Still their fan.

  61. helen Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I’am with Holly cut her a break where is Jon??? He should have been a man and take control of his family and wife. Then he would not have time to run around. If she is do all they say you know someone would come in and take those children. Again were is JON!!!!!!!!

  62. Alma Hix Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I know that raising 8 children can’t be an easy job and having a husband who does not help would make anyone uptight and miserable. Can’t this woman get a break from those people who acturally know her and how she conducts herself when she is not in the worlds face? If Jon came home to an unclean dog house then why did he not clean it?? May be the 8 children he was tending keep him from doing it.

  63. Lee Rains Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 11:18 am

    We have all seen Kate’s tantrums on TV and formed an opinion one way or the other. I am not defending her, nor am I condemning her. None of us knows her personally, nor have we seen what happens in her home behind closed doors. I know that when you are famous, you give up your privacy and I think at times that is unfortunate. So until I see it with my own eyes, I am not believing the claims and neither should anyone else. Perhaps the guy making these claims is the one wanting attention???? I feel sure that is the allegations of animal or child abuse were true, her children would be taken from her.

  64. HateKate Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Why would ANY man on earth want to spend the rest of their lives with her?

  65. FMR Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    This “woman” is and always has been concerned with one thing… MONEY. My wife and I used to watch the show early on because we have kids the same age as hers. But after watching a few shows I hated it. And she did was bitch, order people around and bitch some more and belittle belittle people, including her husband. And did you happen to see what she looked like prior to the show? She’s taken money from the show and put it into tone of plastic surgery.
    She wants people to constantly feel sorry for her.
    I feel sorry for her kids because she’s going to use all the money from the show and not have any left for her kids,

  66. Kristy Says:
    October 16th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I think it is bull. I do not think she ever do that and people are just making stuff up to be mean.

  67. Katie Says:
    October 19th, 2012 at 6:17 am

    You can NOT believe everything in print. She has been through enough just living with her cheating husband and now raising her children alone. Do NOT judge what you have NOT seen for yourself.

  68. lynne Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    The only thing kate can do is pop out multiple chilbren. she couldn’t even keep her coupon job. If you are going to have children you need to plan ahead, especially if it’s 8 kids !!! she’s stupid, selfish and mean !!!


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