We've watched Kate Gosselin bring up her brood for years on TV, but is it possible there was a darker side to the mom that we missed?
According to a new book by Robert Hoffman, the Kate Plus 8 star's disciplinary tactics crossed the line into child abuse!
The reporter alleges that Kate's own journals tell the story of an abusive parent. He says:
"I don’t judge somebody for spanking, but what Kate wrote in her journal is just absolute violence… She was beating 2-year-old babies in diapers."
Hoffman also claims Kate regularly uses a wooden spoon she refers to as "The Spanker" on her children. He says:
"She uses that Spanker on a daily basis for anything and everything. The spanking entries are endless."
According to Hoffman, Kate's journals included hair-pulling, whipping, and even a passage that implies Kate herself feared she might harm the children.
Say it ain't so, Kate! The multiple mom has yet to respond publicly to the book, which Hoffman is calling Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World.
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