Poor Kate Gosselin Lost Her Job Over Sketchy Child Abuse Allegations

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Kate GosselinKate Gosselin cannot catch a break! First, she’s accused of child abuse by her ex-husband’s BFF who claims to have access to her personal diary. Now, she’s being fired from her job contributing to the website CouponCabin. And from the sounds of it, the CEO at the money-saving website took those sketchy claims of physical discipline to heart. His open letter to the site’s readers dismissing Gosselin was hostile and honestly, more than a little inappropriate. I really wish these jerks would stop forcing me to defend Kate Gosselin.

I’m not sure if Scott Kluth, the founder and CEO of CouponCabin, simply wanted a little publicity with his dismissal of the reality mom. Maybe she wrote something that made him angry. Maybe he’s become good friends with Robert Hoffman, the “reporter” who feels like he’s able to objectively discuss his best friend’s ex-wife. No matter what the excuse, Kluth took the opportunity to completely slam his former employee in a letter that he had to know would garner the attention of the press. He wrote to his readers,

“A series of recent events have made it clear to me that Kate Gosselin and her contributions do not align with the authenticity which we set out to build almost a decade ago, and that Ms. Gosselin is simply not a good fit with the wonderful team and culture at CouponCabin.”

As we mentioned before, the accusations against Kate Gosselin are pretty sketchy. The reporter who makes the claims has an obvious interest in hurting Kate. More than anything, allegations of physical abuse should not be made without serious proof. Such a claim isn’t a joke and it belittles real abuse to throw around the term lightly.

I’m not a Kate Gosselin fan. I don’t agree with everything she does. I never even watched the show, guys. Not even in the good ol’ days when everything seemed happy and Jon’s name was still in the title of their show. I think plenty of the criticism leveled at the reality tv mom of eight is completely warranted.

That doesn’t change the fact that child abuse is a really serious charge to make. Even if CouponCabin didn’t want to deal with the press the allegations were attracting, that didn’t excuse the hostility in the letter firing Gosselin. Saying she doesn’t fit with your “wonderful team and culture,” obviously implies that she isn’t wonderful. Mentioning “recent events” ensures that people will give even more credence to unsubstantiated claims.

We love to vilify moms. Kate has been the target of plenty of these attacks. The latest ones feel especially over-the-top though. Saying a mother abuses her children is not just another piece of tabloid press. Adding fuel to that fire is more than just a publicity stunt. Personally, it makes me wonder just how “wonderful” Scott Kluth and his corporate culture are to begin with.

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