Kate Gosselin Spanks Daughter Leah

Kate Gosselin is responding to allegations of child abuse after photos emerged showing her spanking one of her eight children.

In Touch Magazine's latest cover shows Kate spanking 5-year-old Leah, one of her sextuplets, with the headline "Caught Hitting Her Daughter."

"Whether the paparazzi are there or not, I am a mother first," Gosselin said in a statement released to a rival celebrity weekly, Life and Style. "I love my children and when they misbehave, I discipline them as I deem appropriate for the situation."

The hits just keep on coming for the stars of TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8, who will make an announcement on Monday's show.

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