Kate Gosselin Targeted in New Child Labor Probe

Entertainment Jul. 14, 2010 AT 11:08AM
Kate Gosselin Targeted in New Child Labor Probe Credit: Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic

Kate Plus 8 could lose six of its cast members if one Pennsylvania state lawmaker gets his way.

Rep. Thomas Murt argues state law permits children under the age of 7 to work in movies, but not on television.

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This would make 35-year-old Kate Gosselin's sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel and Leah -- who turned 6 in May -- ineligible for filming.

On Tuesday, Murt sent a series of letters to the state attorney general and labor secretary which questioned the legality of the work permits.

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State labor officials previously said that TLC producers should have obtained work permits for the original Jon & Kate Plus 8, though no penalties were imposed.

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Twins Cara and Mady -- who are 9-years-old -- would still be allowed to continue filming.

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