Jon Gosselin Rips Into Kate, Claims She "Abused" Him
Posted on Mon Sep 7, 2009 09:20 AM PDT

jongosselinintv200.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Jon Gosselin sat down with ABC News' Chris Cuomo for Good Morning America, and in a clip from the second part of his interview, the reality TV dad delivers a verbal smackdown to his estranged wife, claiming she was abusive and that she refused to participate in counseling!

"I don't trust her anymore. I was abused, I was beaten down...I'm not going back to that life style," Jon says of his ten-year marriage to Kate. Jon continued, "She knows the truth. I wish to God, she would speak from emotions...She's not speaking from the heart. Please...the stuff you tell me in private should be the stuff you tell me on TV."

On asserting his independence from her controlling ways, Jon says, "In 10 years, I've never gone out. When she said, 'I don't want you going out,' I used to say, 'OK, I'm not going to go out.' I was very passive. This is the first time I said, 'You know what? I want to see my friends. I'm going out.' That was the first time in my life I ever stood up to Kate. I just felt like I had to take back some time in my life, and I did it. And I felt really good. I made my own decision. I was beaten down for so long, I couldn't even make my own decision. And when I did, I was like, holy cow! You know? Yeah, what's she gonna do? Divorce me? All right."

On seeing a therapist, Jon says, "I learned about myself. If she's not going to therapy, she's not going to fix herself, then it's not going to work. It takes two people. I have a $22,000 therapy bill. I mean, I tried to have marriage counseling. I did it myself. She refused to go."

So what does Jon want viewers to know? "I just want to let the world know that I'm a real person with feelings," he says. "OK, I've made mistakes. Maybe it wasn't the best idea to go out to the clubs. But we all learn from mistakes, except mine are public."

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