By David Perel - Executive Vice President/Managing Editor Radar
Kate Gosselin is trying to put her children back on TV in her never-ending quest for fame and Jon Gosselin is powerless to stop her because he doesn't have enough money, the author of a controversial Gosselin book tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.
Robert Hoffman, who wrote the e-book, Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World, says that Kate left her children "scared and very confused" at home with Kendra Wilkinson for a week as part of a new reality show with the working title Mom Swap, as RadarOnline.com reported earlier.
"It's a shame that the one Gosselin parent who is actually concerned about the wellbeing of their children doesn't have the financial means to stop the other one, who's only mission in life appears to be trying to get herself back on TV," Hoffman told Radar in a new interview.
Hoffman, whose book was largely derived from material he says was found on Kate's discarded computer hard drive, charges that Kate's new actions are harmful to the children and points out that Kendra tried to market her own sex tape (a story first reported by RadarOnline).
He says Mom Swap is a desperate attempt by Kate to gain personal fame by using her children.
"Of course nobody wants to see her and she knows that, so she hides behind her children who are becoming more depressed and emotionally damaged by the day," Hoffman charged to Radar.
"The Gosselin children need an advocate to protect them from their mother. They want and deserve a normal life and to be protected from further exploitation."
In his e-book, Hoffman reprinted numerous emails of Kate attempting to obtain free goods and services as a result of her fame.
RadarOnline was able to verify that many of the emails in the book were genuine and could not prove that any were not.
The author covered Jon and Kate at the height of their TV and pop culture infamy and became pals with Jon. He says he has not discussed the new situation with Jon.
"I haven't spoken to Jon about it but my experience with him is that he doesn't want his kids to be on television again," Hoffman told Radar.
Kendra's rep has not responded to Radar's request for comment.
Jon Gosselin has admitted that he is broke and previously told Star magazine his financial problems were so bad he struggled to pay his rent because he has to pay child support. (Kate shot back that as of April she had relieved him of his obligation to pay child support.)
Kate IS desperate to return to TV, one source close to her told Radar, backing up Hoffman's claims that she badly misses the spotlight.
"She didn't get invited back to Dancing with the Stars for the all-star season and she has contacted various people looking for a new show," the source told Radar.