Kate Gosselin spanks Leah: did the paparazzi call the police?
Photos are starting to circle on the internet and in magazines and on shows like Entertainment Tonight of Kate Gosselin spanking her daughter Leah and the child crying and looking up at her mom.
There are a few different versions of this story - the photos were taken by the paparazzi, and it is thought the police were called, but at this point it is not known whether the police were called by Kate because the paparazzi were bothering them, or if they were called by the paparazzi when they saw her spank her daughter.
With Jon and Kate's marriage already seemingly on the rocks, could photographic evidence of something like this be used against Kate if the couple were ever to obtain a divorce?
Their show has suffered major ratings losses in the past few weeks also.
Monday night's episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 shed more than one million viewers from the previous week's audience. The most recent show, which included a visit from the stars of TLC's American Chopper, brought in only 2.9 million viewers.
The previous episode, which aired on June 8, had 4.3 million viewers.
The premiere episode on May 25 brought in 9.8 million viewers however. This was mostly due in part to the media hype surrounding Jon And Kate's marriage, but recent episodes have not even touched on the controversy and perhaps that is why fans are not watching anymore.