Kate Gosselin is off the hook as $55K lawsuit gets dismissed after ex-employee accused her of not paying wages

KATE Gosselin is off the hook in a $55,000 lawsuit, as her ex-employee who accused her of not paying wages dismissed the case.

The Kate Plus 8 star’s former employee Andrea Novak filed a private criminal complaint against her on October 31, 2019 for $55,278.09.



Kate Gosselin is off the hook in a $55,278.09 lawsuitCredit: Getty

The mom of eight was sued by an ex-employee


The mom of eight was sued by an ex-employeeCredit: Instagram

The Sun can exclusively reveal Andrea withdrew the case on August 12.

The case was dismissed just weeks before the women were set to face off at trial on September 8.

In the complaint previously reported by The Sun, Kate, 46, “willfully failed or refused to pay employee contributions, employer contributions, reimbursement, interest and/or penalties as required under the US Law.”

The court filing read that the amount of $55,278.09 will “most likely change until the time of the hearing due to interest accrual.”

Kate pleaded not guilty to the complaint.

Reps for Kate did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment at the time.

The legal win comes as the mom of eight has had financial woes, as a source previously told The Sun: “Kate has been struggling with money because she hasn’t worked for a while.

“She has been living off the money she made in the past but it’s been years since her last job.”

Kate even sold her Pennsylvania home for $1,085,000 on January 26 after putting it on the market for $1,299,900 in October.

Kate bought the six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home that sits on 23 acres of land for $1,120,000 in 2008.

Reports claim Kate has moved out of the state with the children in her custody.

Kate and her ex-husband Jon were involved in a nasty custody battle after they divorced in 2009 after 10 years of marriage.

She has primary physical custody of children Leah, Alexis, Joel and Aaden, all 17, while Jon has the remaining two sextuplets in his care.

Twins Mady and Cara, both 20, live at their respective colleges, but reside with their mother when home.

It has been claimed Kate has “no contact” with Collin after she placed him in an inpatient special needs program for two years before he went to live with his father.

Then in September 2020, People reported the County of Berks, Pennsylvania Child & Youth Services notified Kate that Jon is “under investigation for child abuse” after an alleged violent altercation that took place earlier this month.

In the report viewed by the outlet, the allegation is: “Causing bodily injury to a child through recent act/failure to act: hitting/punching.”

People claimed that while Jon was not named as the alleged perpetrator, Collin alleged his father “beat” him in a now-deleted Instagram post.

An insider reportedly told the outlet of the fight: “Collin got furious and was screaming and swearing. When they got home, he was still screaming and cursing and he went into the garage and got… a big heavy bottle of liquid — and hurled it at Jon’s car, denting it.

“Jon got out of the car enraged, put him in a headlock, punched him square in the nose, and when Collin fell to the ground, then he kicked him in the ribs,” the insider alleged, according to people.

Collin allegedly called authorities, who responded to the incident.

Kate told the outlet of the situation: “You do not punch and kick your children. You do not kick a child. I don’t want to hear any excuses from anyone, not from his father, not from local law enforcement, not from court personnel whose job is supposedly to ensure the best interests of my children.

“There is a child abuse law, PA 23, section 8i states that doing any of the following, regardless of whether it causes injury, is child abuse, and first on that list is kicking. Period.”

She added of her ex-husband: “I don’t want my children around him. Enough is enough.

“I am horrified that this man is the father of my children. I don’t want my children to be associated with someone who loses his mind because his car got dented.”

A rep for Jon denied the claims, exclusively telling The Sun at the time: “Jon has never abused Collin. No charges have been filed against him and there’s no ongoing CYS investigation.

“Collin has endured severe trauma. Jon is a loving father who has worked hard to ensure that his son gets the support and help he needs.”

Kate and her ex-husband Jon have been involved in a nasty custody war


Kate and her ex-husband Jon have been involved in a nasty custody warCredit: Getty

Jon currently has custody of Hannah and Collin


Jon currently has custody of Hannah and CollinCredit: Instagram

Kate has the remaining children in her care


Kate has the remaining children in her careCredit: Getty

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