Some dude is publishing a book that claims to have excerpts from Kate Gosselin‘s diary detailing her abuse of her own children, and for as much as I’m not a fan of Kate, there’s no way that that’s something you write down in a diary, right?
The book in question is called Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World, written by former reporter Robert Hoffman, and initially published in 2012 — it was on sale for only two days, however, before Kate’s legal team was successful in getting in banned, and keeping it off the market ever since. But now it’s about to be re-released, so prepare yourself for a deluge of information that Robert Hoffman claims to have gleaned from her computer’s hard drive, including personal emails, contracts, and her diary.
He says he gained access to these documents after Kate discarded the hard drive in the trash. YOU KNOW, AS YOU DO WITH HARD DRIVES. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had to throw a hard drive out myself because it gets too full of my diaries, tee-hee! What Kate’s team claim actually happened is that little old Jon Gosselin stole the hard drive from the house, a theory substantiated by a series of texts in which he makes plans to steal it and then cover his tracks by pretending A. he had nothing to do with it and B. that Robert Hoffman found it in the trash. Facepalm.
Basically, not the most trustworthy back story for these excerpts from In Touch Weekly, so take them with a grain of salt. This one describes Kate getting violent with one of her sextuplets, Collin:
“I grabbed him and spanked him as hard as I could and thought I may seriously injure him, so I sent him to his crib … and whipped him into it very hard. I really REALLY lost it! I pulled Collin up by the hair and I spanked [the other kids] so hard!”
All things you’d write down in your personal diary, right? Isn’t it interesting how she includes her intent, notes her loss of control, and her worry that she may injure her kids? It’s almost as if she’s providing everything necessary for someone to make a case against her getting reduced custody in court. Isn’t that odd? She also describes a call she made to Jon after another round of spankings:
“I told him in so many words that I felt like I may hurt his children.”
Okay, so. If this really is an excerpt from Kate’s diary, it should maybe be presented to Child Services instead of buried in a book, right? But it hasn’t been, which is just one of the many reasons that I suspect this Robert Hoffman guy is in cahoots with Jon, and they’re just angling to waist-deep in that reality TV money again. Because we all know this isn’t really about the kids.
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