Tuesday, May 21, 2013
D-List actor Eric Roberts has a bone to pick with reality star Kate Gosselin, and he's doing it quite publicly. The brother of actress Julia Roberts is taking some major potshots at the original Octomom and labeling her a child abuser. In fact, Roberts penned a piece talking about Gosselin over the weekend. In it, he accuses her beating up on her kids. And he doesn't stop there, he also faults deadbeat dad Jon Gosselin for overlooking the abuse. Roberts, who's had his own share of struggles with substance abuse, wrote, "Thank goodness there is footage of Gosselin hitting her kids, and apparently feeling fine about it. I say thank goodness, because behind closed doors makes it that much tougher to stop. They have an awful mother, and a father who doesn't stop her." He then also accuses Gosselin of swindling the kids' hard-earned money, pointing out that the eight kids supposedly take a 15 percent cut of the $250,000 per episode. Roberts writes, "The number of kids Kate and Jon have are the reason Kate and John have money. It would be awful if financial stress was added to those kids' problems. But the money should be divided 10 ways." Ironically, Roberts is the father of one of Hollywood's hottest child actresses, Emma Roberts. He maintains that he's hands off and lets her mother and manager deal with her career. Unlike other members of the anti-Kate sentiment, Roberts doesn't believe that the kids should be yanked off television. He simply believes that Gosselin should be accountable for the "abuse" suffered at her hands. "The kids could have a great time doing the show if their mom wasn't a cruel horror who is clearly repeating generational abuse. Jon's got his eye on the wrong ball. The kids, however, should not be forced to do anything." Roberts, who appeared on Celebrity Rehab, believes that Kate Plus 12 (steps that is) would be in her best interest. He says, "Get out of denial and receive anger management... Next time she feels herself lifting a hand to harm one of her children, she should instead make a call to her local 12-step program." Ouch!