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Kate Gosselin Defends Spanking Her Daughter

Kate Gosselin Defends Spanking Her Daughter

While outside watching her kids, Kate Gosselin publicly spanked her daughter Leah, one of the sextuplets, around 11AM on Saturday (June 13).

Leah was blowing a whistle loudly and Kate told her to stop because she was on the phone. But as soon as Leah blew on the whistle again, Kate said, “Did you not hear me?” Then she stormed over to her daughter, grabbed her and hit her. “The girl was screaming and crying,” a witness reveals to In Touch. “Kate just pushed her away and walked off with her coffee. Her older sisters were trying to make Leah feel better.”

In response to the incident, the Jon & Kate Plus 8 mom tells released a statement through her reps to Life & Style: “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.”

As for ratings for J&K+8, Monday‘s show was only seen by 2.9 million viewers, down 31% from last week.

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