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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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76.

Lisa    

Everyone wants their 15 minutes...what an iditt he must have needed some extra cash, all he is.... is trash.

1632 days ago
77.

Anonymous    

(1)First Jon is okay with filming the reality show. (2) When his presence is limited he disallows the children on the show to gain more control and money.(3) Now, Jon is again okay with filming the show hoping he'll be included. (4)What happens the fourth time? Aren't Kevin and Jodi making things worse for the kids by dragging it through the public forum? Won't that give more attention to the kids' private moments that should have been kept private? What a Nice Aunt and Uncle...

1632 days ago
78.

Wendy    

Wow, these people are unbelievable. I hope they were asked the question "did either of you profit in any way, shape or form" from the Gosselin children/family, i.e. paid interviews when they were mounting their smear campaign; also, did they share the same opinion when their own children appeared on the show. They are hippocrites and should be ashamed of themselves. Jodi was so jealous of Kate it was disgusting and through her sister mounted a smear campaign on the Internet. Despicable.

1632 days ago
79.

Msmassflex    

Get off the PC Kate. The kids need dinner/changing/attention/a mother.

1632 days ago
80.

Antwone    

I just hope that these kids can be placed in a loving home before Kate goes berzerk and hurts one or more of them. We all make light of this crap when we're reading TMZ, but when we see a newspaper headline a month from now saying that Kate did something to these little kids, it won't be so funny then.

1632 days ago
81.

Mattie    

I believe that the brother and sister in law are upset or jealous everything was fine while they were on the show, noone was complaining, as for Jon's latest stuff about Kate being an absent parent I think he is jealous cause she is at least attempting to make an honest living for her and the 8 kids, yes she may be on tv and yes she isnt doing a great job, but she is trying how many of you that want to critisize her could get on tv and dance these hard dances perfectly? Probably not many! I see no more wrong with what Kate is doing to get an income in then Angelina Jolie going to some country to make a movie. I support Kate, I don't agree with all she does but if she knew me she wouldn't agree with all I do to raise my kids either.
Kate~ your show is greatly missed in our family. My youngest son absolutely loves the episode where u all camped in the back yard when he see's it on replay he has to watch it. Best of luck to what you do in the future. Don't let everyone get you down, at least your attempting to make an honest living. Your kids are perfectly healthy and Maddie is no different then any other child her age. You have alot to be thankful for....God Bless

1632 days ago
82.

Mary P    

Actually, Jodi has been speaking out since day 1, when Kate knocked her out of the kids life because TLC wanted to pay Jodi since she had been babysitting and some film was from her house. Not pushing who all is truthful, but I do know I saw Jodi's blog a couple of years ago, long before the divorce talk and she'd been voicing displeasure for a long time now. She isn't doing it "just now" for money.

1632 days ago
83.

b    

But a dad that smokes cigarettes, parties non-stop, and would rather hang out in vegas with Michael Lohan is better for them!!!!! They both need a lesson in parenting.

1632 days ago
84.

Darlene    

Oh brother!!!!!!

1632 days ago
85.

josie    

Her brother is a jackass, he's trying to use her to get paid to make appearances and talk on tv. they are just mad that they weren't on the show more and when they moved away their money train stopped. he needs to go get a job and quit trying to live off them. next we are gonna read that he and jodi want custody of the kids for the kids well being when all it is, is that they want money without having to work for it. Boy, Jon really screwed **** up when he started whining like a little biotch.

1632 days ago
86.

kelly    

Looks to me,, that Kates own Brother wants some of the action..how sad..I mean really Let kate have her DWTS then go back to her children,she is making the money for them and is NOT on STATE assistance...Give the girl some credit. Seems the entire family wants to hang on to Kate's new found status..It's her 15 minutes let her have it..

1632 days ago
87.

tiv    

Antwone get a life what a thing to say where you from the BARRO !! wow must have a great life in violence to say that god what is wrong with people!

1632 days ago
88.

kelly    

Looks to me,, that Kates own Brother wants some of the action..how sad..I mean really Let kate have her DWTS then go back to her children,she is making the money for them and is NOT on STATE assistance...Give the girl some credit. Seems the entire family wants to hang on to Kate's new found status..It's her 15 minutes let her have it..

1632 days ago
89.

ManiacalZebra    

So ...



Jon Boy cancels the show because it's bad for the kids, then disputes testimony that supports that claim. Which is it, Jon?

1632 days ago
90.

bruno    

Jodi and Kevin were quite happy with filming as long as they were getting paid.

1632 days ago
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