Jon Gosselin’s mother Pamela Castello has reportedly made serious allegations against his ex-wife Kate, saying that “physical force” was used during a custody exchange.
The furious grandmother made the claims in an interview with In Touch magazine.
Jon’s mom said she witnessed an Aug. 13 custody exchange between the former couple that was allegedly so contentious the police had to be called and one of the 13-year-old daughters had to be taken away in an ambulance.
Pamela, who lives in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, reportedly told the magazine: “I would never have believed that a scene could be so horrible until I witnessed the custody exchange myself.
“How can a judge allow physical force to remove a child?
“Kate thinks there is nothing wrong with her, so she would never subject herself to going to therapy.
“But she needs psychological help.”
The situation allegedly involved Hannah (one of the Gosselins’ sextuplets).
The concerned 71-year-old grandmother claimed: “Hannah told me that Kate made her and her brothers and sisters all chant, ‘We will not visit Jon.’
“Not even, ‘We will not visit Daddy.’ She makes them say ‘Jon.’”
Pamela also claims that this has driven a wedge between the siblings.
“When Hannah finally went home after the custody incident and a trip to the hospital, Hannah told me that her sisters and brothers shunned her and wouldn’t talk to her,” she alleged.
“Hannah says Kate told them not to talk to her to teach her a lesson.”
Entertainment Daily has reached out to Kate’s rep for comment but has yet to receive a response.
The serious allegations come amid reports that the police were called twice in one month during custody exchanges between the battling former couple in August.
The accusations between both camps are fierce.
One source claimed that on Aug. 17 “the judge took away Jon’s 50/50 custody of Hannah and claimed he had manipulated her so she would not want to visit with her mother.”
The insider added, according to In Touch: “The judge also separated Hannah and Jon for 30 days.”
Meanwhile the 40-year-old dad’s access to his other kids has reportedly been cut back to just “a couple of hours on Sundays in a park.”
On Sept. 2, Jon’s girlfriend Colleen Conrad launched a GoFundMe account to raise $30,000 so he could fight Kate for custody of their eight children.
Now his mom says: “After eight years and hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal bills, there should be a psych evaluation for the whole family.
“And after everything that has happened, I demand a psych evaluation for Kate.”