Kate Gosselin Speaks, Defends The "Spanking" Of LeahSassy Smith
Kate Gosselin was spotted spanking her daughter Leah, but the mom-of-eight makes no apologies. She says she disciplines her children as she sees appropriate.
Gosselin was seen (allegedly) grabbing her five-year-old by the arm and smacking her butt, then walking away as Leah cried.
From In Touch:
On camera, TLC’s Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin tries to portray herself as a supermom who can handle taking care of 8-year-old twins and 5-year-old sextuplets. These exclusive new photographs show that Kate’s composed demeanor may just be a facade. Behind the scenes, she seems to be unraveling.
Around 11 a.m. on June 13, a witness spotted Kate, 34, and the children playing outside of their Reading, Pa., home. When Leah, one of the sextuplets, started blowing a whistle loudly, Kate told her to stop because she was on the phone. But as soon as Leah blew on the whistle again, Kate “seemed to lose her temper” and said, “Did you not hear me?” Then she stormed over to her daughter, grabbed her and hit her. “The girl was screaming and crying,” the witness adds. “Kate just pushed her away and walked off with her coffee. Her older sisters were trying to make Leah feel better.”
Kate, however, is defending her actions. She told Life & Style Weekly:
“Whether the paparazzi are there or not, I am a mother first. I love my children and when they misbehave, I discipline them as I deem appropriate for the situation.”
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