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Jon Gosselin Speaks Out: I “Took a Lot of Abuse” from Kate

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In his first television interview since divorce papers were filed in June, Jon Gosselin lashes out at his estranged wife Kate for years of abuse during their 10-year marriage.

"I took a lot of abuse from her. I was put down," he says on ABC's Good Morning America. "She'll call me like, almost like a lame fish. Like I wasn't going anywhere."

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He also says that she often left him with the kids — 9-year-old twins (Mady and Cara) and 5-year-old sextuplets (Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Joel, Alexis and Leah) — because she was always away traveling.

"Well, excuse me, I'm taking care of the kids. She's on book tours, she's doing all these things. You know, she's gone a week. You know, comes back. Packs up and leaves again," Gosselin, 32, says. "I'm standing there like, 'Oh, OK. Your mom's gone again.'"

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Things have been tense since they've split, he says. The reality star recalls last month when police were called to the family's $1.1 million home in Wernersville, Pa., after Kate, 34, showed up unexpectedly when it was his time to be with the kids.

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"I wouldn't let her in the gate," says Gosselin, who is now dating Hailey Glassman, 22, the daughter of a plastic surgeon who performed Kate's 2006 tummy tuck. "I said I'm spending time with my kids … and she's going to have to leave and she tried to cry it up with the cops and it didn't work and they told her she had to leave."

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The full Jon Gosselin interview airs on ABC's Primetime: Family Secrets, Sept. 8 at 10 p.m. ET.

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