Kate Gosselin's son Collin accuses his dad Jon Gosselin of physical abuse

Former Jon & Kate Plus 8 reality star Jon Gosselin has been accused of physically harming his son, prompting a child abuse investigation, it has been reported.  

Collin Gosselin, 16, has claimed that his father Jon, 43, kicked and punched him during an altercation that is said to have taken place earlier this month.

The County of Berks, Pennsylvania Child & Youth Services notified Collin's mother, Kate Gosselin, 45, that they have now launched an open investigation into the alleged violent incident, according to a Thursday report by PEOPLE. 

Claims: Kate Gosselin's son Collin has accused his dad Jon Gosselin of physical abuse, prompting an investigation by the County of Berks, Pennsylvania Child & Youth Services

Claims: Kate Gosselin's son Collin has accused his dad Jon Gosselin of physical abuse, prompting an investigation by the County of Berks, Pennsylvania Child & Youth Services

A rep for Gosselin told DailyMail.com: 'Jon has never abused Collin. No charges have been filed against him and there's no ongoing CYS investigation. 

'Collin has endured severe trauma. Jon is a loving father who has worked hard to ensure that his son gets the support and help he needs.' 

The former couple have previously fought over their son, as Jon once lambasted Kate for sending Collin away to a special needs institution when he didn't suffer from anything more serious than common ADHD.

In an interview with DailyMailTV from September 2019, Jon claimed that his ex-wife Kate mentally tortured Collin and his sister Hannah. 

Jon claimed that while Collin was 'caged' for three years at the institution, his mother only visited him three times for less than two hours total, all while refusing to tell Jon where Collin was being kept. 

'Enough is enough': Kate Gosselin provided a full statement to a magazine about the alleged incident

'Enough is enough': Kate Gosselin provided a full statement to a magazine about the alleged incident 

However, PEOPLE claims that a report from the CYS, describes an allegation of 'causing bodily injury to a child through recent act/failure to act: hitting/punching.' 

While Jon is not specifically named in the report, the details are consistent with the claims made by Collin on his Instagram last week. 

Last week, in a now-deleted Instagram post, Collin accused his father Jon of physically beating him. The alleged altercation is said to have taken place when Collin was upset in the car with Jon. 

Close: Collin posted this sweet birthday message for his father Jon on his Instagram account

Close: Collin posted this sweet birthday message for his father Jon on his Instagram account 

Feeling good: Collin Gosselin, 16, updated his followers earlier this month with a selfie of his new haircut and said he was 'better than ever'

Feeling good: Collin Gosselin, 16, updated his followers earlier this month with a selfie of his new haircut and said he was 'better than ever'

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