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Kate's Brother: Reality Show Damaged the Kids

4/14/2010 1:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jon and Kate Gosselin's 8 kids suffered psychological damage while filming "Jon & Kate Plus 8 ... this according to Kate's own brother.

Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin
Kevin Kreider and his wife Jodi just testified at a Philadelphia hearing on child labor laws and reality television shows. Kevin said the kids had no privacy during the taping -- even their potty training was captured on video.

Kevin also said the kids suffered psychological damage as a result of the show, adding there were safety issues in the house, including large lighting equipment that created a danger.

During his testimony, Kevin said the Gosselins' kids were manipulated by producers who wanted drama.

UPDATE: Kevin's testimony is interesting ... considered a potty training scene was filmed at his house.

TLC tells TMZ the allegations are "either completely inaccurate or a distorted representation for maximum attention."

Jon Gosselin also released a statement, saying "the allegations made by Kevin and Jodi have not been my experience at all during the production."

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46.

tcaros    

they have to stay in the tabloids to make money



the kids were a result of a fertility drug... Kate was barren and Jon has tiny winky



Who would even concern themselves with nippersohn and fat white girl

1618 days ago
47.

tiv    

Oh my god Mama Mia are you tarted ???? how many movies are out about Christmas you think they filmed them on christmas day??? Get real!!!!! that is all about hollywood many many show and movies made about Christmas wow some people have no brain and all have kids in the movies or shows all taped way in advance yikes dumb dumb statement

1618 days ago
48.

Kammy    

It's sure funny that during the entire time they were on the show, Kevin and Jodi never once voiced any concern about the children being filmed. Then when they got taken off they show, suddenly everything is dangerous? Why didn't they speak up then?

1618 days ago
49.

ANGELA    

THE KIDS HAVE BEEN WORKING SINCE THEY WERE BORN. I UNDERSTAND AT FIRST HOW DO FIND THE MEANS TO RAISE 8 KIDS,AT FIRST I THINK THE SHOW MADE THEM THE MEANS.AT THE SAME TIME IT OPENED OTHER DOORS,FOR BOOKS ECT. THE KIDS DONT HAVE TO EARN THERE KEEP.THE PARENTS NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THE CHILDREN.I AM A HUGE FAN OF THE SHOW WATCHED SINCE THEY WERE BORN. I THINK ENOUGH IS A ENOUGH. TAKE CARE OF YOUR CHILDREN THEY ARE GOING THREW ENOUGH WITH OUT HAVING TO BE ON T.V. MABEY YOUR A MONEY HUNGRY BITCH WITH NO RESPECT FOR YOUR CHILDREN. YA'LL WON'T DO PLYBOY OR PLAY GIRL.BUT YOU POTTY TRAIN YOUR BABYS ON T.V. GO SHOW YOUR OWN ASS.

1618 days ago
50.

jo    

Yes, Im not surprised they paid a psychological price for selling of their privacy for $$$$ and of course Jon is going to kiss TMZ's butt now...they have him legally caught by the short and curlies, so Im not sure his testimony is reliable right now. Was it not too long ago Jon was saying the same thing??

1618 days ago
51.

towlam    

Kate is unfit to be a mother.

1618 days ago
52.

towlam    

Kate is unfit to be a mother.

1618 days ago
53.

Lisa    

The show isn't on anymore so they need to get a life of their own.

1618 days ago
54.

Fed up with Kate    

Shut up Kate Gosselin. You know you're wrong. You know what it's all about and how to spin it when there is a camera in your face. You're also not sorry for how you've spoken to Jon and other family members. You're just sorry it's out ther for public record and are now trying to turn it around and make people think you're not a complete raging bitch. I hope you set additional money aside for child psychologists, because every last one of the eight are going to need it. You think Jon is a complete ass? You need to take a huge amount of responsibility for that. You're lucky all he did is leave.

1618 days ago
55.

dave    

What a tool if he was my brother I'd find him on the street cause his ass had a vacancy and my foot is looking for a room

1618 days ago
56.

Karmagal    

ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME.. I am SO glad that he did this.. Those kids DO NOT need to be on TV. And if Khate doesn't realize that her own family is against her and doing wrong then she is a bigger idiot then we thought..

1618 days ago
57.

Ivana Tinkle    

**FIRST!!!**



Only thing to say since these two aren't worth saying anything about...oh, yea: stop breeding.
That's all.

1618 days ago
58.

MrsS    

Kate,



Thanks for posting. Your fans are people who look for the good in others and see the good in you. Keep looking forward. I admire your resilience and resolve.



MrsS

1618 days ago
59.

Gail    

OMG! Am I the only one who is tried of the Gosslen's? Has our society come to the point where we can not find ANYTHING better than them or reality shows in general?



What a sad day for the world!

1618 days ago
60.

tlynn    

C'mon people, use your brains! These people started out with two children. On their salaries at the time, even they knew they couldn't afford more children. Kate came up with the idea to get IVF. Kate set this whole thing up with dollar signs bouncing in her eye sockets. The entire fiasco is about money NOT ABOUT THOSE KIDS! Funny, neither family is allowed to be a part of the children's lives, only Kate. Kate has control of everything, it's all about Kate. Who allows ANYONE to tape their children being potty trained? This bitch is out of control and only see's fame & fortune and if that means exploiting/abusing her children for the almighty dollar, so be it...that was the plan from the beginning after all. DWTS is a total joke, yet another opportunity to gain sympathy, bash Jon and make herself look like such a victim. Notice her facial expressions when the judges criticize her - the same expression she gives her children, the same expression she gave Jon & anyone else who doesn't pump her ego or agree with her. It is truly sickening that she demands the focus be on her and not her children who didn't ask for any of this!! She will have judgement day...where she has no control!!!

1618 days ago
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