Friday, October 28, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Former Jon and Kate Plus 8 writer and editor arrested for child pornography

Blankinship's mug shot
A large bust in North Carolina included the arrest of William Johnson Blankinship, credited by TLC as Bill Blankinship, who is listed as a writer, editor and on-line editor for Jon and Kate Plus 8 from 2007-2009 and an on-line editor for Kate Plus 8 from 2010-2011.

Blankinship also worked on 19 Kids and Counting, Sister Wives and Table for 12, three other TLC shows about children.

According to authorities, "Operation Spyglass" resulted in the arrest of 24 men over five months on felony charges ranging from the possession and distribution of child pornography to indecent liberties with a minor. Several of the men will be charged with felonies and could face prison time.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/10/28/1600197/child-porn-effort-snares-25.html

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Administrator said...

The crew is our family. They will always be a part of our family. Our kids love them. They are their Daddies.

Mimi to 3 said...

O. M. G. Let's watch the sheeple defend this.

Administrator said...

And the sheeple said we were out of our minds to dare suggest that any sexual deviant would ever seek out Jon and Kate Plus 8, how dare we.

I LOVE I TOLD YOU SO POSTS!!!!!!! But I'm NOT glad some freaking PERVERT was coming anywhere close to these kids and the other kids on these TLC shows, if even getting his jollies in the editing room. I feel like throwing up.

Kat said...

This woman has to be stopped!!

Administrator said...

Jon Gosselin, November 2009: "I mean, I put my kids out there to every pedophile on the planet, and they never got paid for it? It's disgusting."

It is disgusting, Jon And today, October 28, 2011, is your redemption day.

Dallas Lady said...

You think Kate's going to care about this? It could come out that the entire film crew were pedophiles and I doubt she'd care.

Kate cares about Kate. Period. She's less maternal than a hyena.

Administrator said...

Kate won't care. But other people sure do.

Let's see the View ask her about this one.

Dallas Lady said...

Jon would care, definitely. But not Kate. She will never see that selling your childrens' private lives to the public is dangerous.

Administrator said...

Hello there everyone flouncing off in a huff saying that the exploitation is over, posts are not about exploitation they are about hair and clothes, no one really cares anymore just let the family go.

This? Is why we stick around. This ain't over. And you bet we care.

JudyK said...

Since I've been posting here for years, I'm here to say you CALLED THIS ONE, ADM. SPOT ON. And, yes, although I could never have found Jon's comment, I remember it...this IS his redemption.

Anonymous said...

Kate will blame TLC and sue them for not protecting their family from people like this. This will be her way of getting back at them for canceling her show.

Mark it down. She will do this.

Administrator said...

Judy I'm not the only one to call this one. We've been saying this for years.

And yes I think Kate might try to sue. My next question is, what is this guy's background? If he had even an incline of deviance on his background, Kate might actually have something to that suit.

I onder if some sheeple will fall off the cliff this morning when they see this one.

Fahnette said...

So there's a thing on TV Tropes called "Fridge Horror." It's described as the kind of horror that doesn't hit you until you go to the fridge a few hours later for a snack and you realize out of the blue the full implications of what you've seen or read.

Let's just say that the video of the kids screaming and crying to not go home looks even darker now...

Administrator said...

I shudder to think what this guy may have had if he had some kind of porn stash. I will absolutely puke my guts out if it's any tape of the Gosselin kids. Or any TLC kids. Or any kids.

Some time ago we speculated how easy it would be for an EDITOR....HELLLO....to take tapes home for his own satisfaction.

JudyK said...

Anonymous said... Kate will blame TLC and sue them for not protecting their family from people like this. This will be her way of getting back at them for canceling her show.

Mark it down. She will do this.
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Anonymous, you may well be correct, but whatever happened to PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY? She had the crew doing her job half the time...watching and supervising her kids...using them to do what she should have been doing herself if she weren't so damned lazy and if she didn't use every possible excuse to get away from them. Remember Alaska? Remember how she left w/ Steve for a couple of days and one of the children asked where she went? I do. The crew was "her family," so she left them with the crew. If she tries to do what you have suggested (and I wouldn't doubt it if she did), I hope it comes back to bite her in the butt big time. This is what we call Karma.

gotyournumberKate said...

Wow. Sickening.

Localyocul said...

Well, now they'll have something to talk about on The View.

AMD said...

This disturbing news is very telling about TLC's lack of due diligence with respect to background checks on its staff. Did this editor have access to all the footage recorded for these shows, including unseen footage? How often did Kate leave her children unattended with the camera crew, including in the bathroom while the kids were being potty-trained? This is why Paul Peterson is needed to lobby for the rights and protection of the children.

Call Me Crazy said...

Administrator said...

And the sheeple said we were out of our minds to dare suggest that any sexual deviant would ever seek out Jon and Kate Plus 8, how dare we?
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You would expect rational people to be horrified by this news. Kate's fans say they love the children so much, and love watching them, so it is incomprehensible that they refused to believe that guys like this were watching, too. People like this gravitate to jobs that put them into close proximity to children. Is that so hard to understand?

Kate and her fans continually put their selfish needs ahead of the children's safety. I wonder if they will now start crying out in support of background checks.

There is one guarantee in all this. Kate will be suing TLC for not protecting her children. She has a case, as do the other families, but they should all first look in the mirror and realize that they, as the parents, are most responsible for protecting their kids.

Administrator said...

One of the things Paul Petersen wanted was background checks. Kate just made some tweet calling him a fame whore. BAD TIMING KATE.

This is why background checks are needed. Hey maybe the guy is squeaky clean, who knows, but that doesn't excuse the need for background checks.

What does Kate have against that? Is she saying she is against background checking to be sure no pediphiles are around her kids? Please, make sure the View sees this!

This is what a lot of kiddie porn folks do, indeed. The high functioning ones anyway. They may be very intelligent and successful as Blankinship was. They seek out socially acceptable ways to get their fixes. What a gold mine for a pedophile, hundreds of hours of tape, including naked children. We see it blurred out, but they don't.

TLC needs an overhaul, they need to go through each and every employee. They need to account for each and every reel of raw footage. They need a shake up.

Thanks LaLa Land for alerting us to this. How cute of you to say it was off topic. It couldn't be more ON TOPIC.

Hoosier Girl said...

If Kate sued TLC over this, ALL the dirt would come out. She'll protect her image before she'll protect her kids.

Anonymous said...

JudyK said: Anonymous, you may well be correct, but whatever happened to PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY? She had the crew doing her job half the time...watching and supervising her kids...

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I'm not saying Jon and Kate both don't shoulder some responsibility in exposing their kids to this so they could make millions because they absolutely do. I'm just saying that since Kate is a narcissist, she now has someone else to blame because she never will acknowledge her role in any of this. Narcissists are always blaming everyone and everything else for their behavior.

Hoosier Girl said...

And a tweeter just asked her how many of her tweeties she thinks are pedos?

Good question for her.

Gift of grab said...

If Kate decides to sue TLC (which I think she will), I think she can kiss her "media career" good-bye.

Admin, how well do the traditional "hold harmless" clauses in contracts hold up in these situations?

lalaland said...

Wow......I should have dug a little deeper. Thanks for finding the K+8 connection, Admin!

Administrator said...

Gift, not well. You can't contract away liability for child porn!!!

JudyK said...

Just one more thing...it was Steve's job, as the bodyguard, to check things like this and to protect the children. He once worked for the Clintons. Appears that the only body he ever watched was Kate's. There is so much personal responsibility here, and I will be sorely disappointed if Kate runs with this in order to pad her already-enormous bank accounts even further. Of course, she will accept no responsibility for showing poopy diapers and naked little baby bodies to the camera...anything to make a buck or to grift even further as a result of this new information. I'm more disgusted with this POS woman and imposter mother than I ever thought possible.

Jane said...

I got shivers when I read this, and not from the cold temps today. Kate will never accept responsibility - she'll blame TLC.

Perhaps Barbara Walters and her girls might want to address this on The View?

Dallas Lady said...

So I certainly hope someone on Twitter tweets a link to this story to every host of the View who is on Twitter.

Maybe emails, too. Anyone know the email address for The View? I'll look....

Hoosier Girl said...

As a writer/editor would this man ever be in a position to meet any of the TLC kids? I don't know that much about how television works. I just sincerely hope not.

Last year I hoped those children acting out at school wasn't because of their mother ... now I hope it was.

Dallas Lady said...

Oh and I was just at Pressi's site (hi ladies! Love you!!!) and someone posted an old J&K clip to prove Kate had personal experience with nebulizers and one thing that struck me was, while she was upstairs interviewing cleaning ladies, she said M&C were in the basement watching the little ones! Well, the little ones weren't quite 2 1/2 in this episode, so M&C were what? Five or six?

And of course the film crew is down there with them, and of course it's one of e infamous potty training episodes, too.

Ug. I seriously just felt sick to my stomach.

Dallas Lady said...

The View is on Facebook. Could someone post a link to this story on their FB page, pointing out that they're having Kate on Monday?

I don't have FB or I would!

Dallas Lady said...

Twitter:

@theviewtv

@WhoopiGoldberg

@BarbaraJWalters

@SherriEShepherd

Fahnette said...

trippenin
@kateplusmy8 I didn't read anywhere this guy was part of the crew, or in their homes.

DOES IT MATTER?!?!

Call Me Crazy said...

Oh, and Kate, great job bashing Paul Petersen, who is trying to protect your kids (and all kids) from harmful situations and predators like this. I wish you could feel remorseful about your comments, but it is impossible for stupid to recognize stupid.

silimom said...

Admin, my only issue with Jon's statement was "and they didn't get paid?" as if that would compensate for his children's images being used for sexual fratification.

Kate won't sue, neither will any of the others. TLC won't change unless people call them on it on shows like Anderson Cooper, Nightline, 20/20, etc.

Jane said...

trippenin
@kateplusmy8 I didn't read anywhere this guy was part of the crew, or in their homes.

The above is from one of the more rabid sheeple.

As I've mentioned previously, I work for a celeb who has a TV show. The editors (both online and in the studio) have access to hours upon hours of unedited outtakes. You wouldn't believe what's left behind. The TLC crew had access to every intimate aspect of the children's lives and I have to think that there are clips out there that a pedophile would love.

Virginia Pen Mom said...

This makes me feel sick. Thanks to Lala for finding it and to Admin for putting it up in BIG HEADLINES. Great ideas to alert the View on Facebook and Twitter.

TLC got away with so much in the past few years. It was all about making the big bucks off child exploitation, stealing ALL the kids privacy, catching Kate's "bad" moments on tape (how humiliating for the children--now and in the future.) Please, God, let someone hold TLC's feet to the fire for this. Hey, TLC, meet Ms. Karma! And we all know what she is...

Dallas Lady said...

In the article it reads that they targeted and arrested people who were "high-volume traders in child pornography."

If I were Kate, I would not be able to stop throwing up. As an editor on the show, I would think he would have quite a bit of latitude with the film. As much as I hate to say it, I feel pretty certain he was selling/trading images of the Gosselin kids, among others. Just think of all the material he had to work with over the years.

welcome to the roost, chickens said...

Administrator said...

The crew is our family. They will always be a part of our family. Our kids love them. They are their Daddies.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Yeah, and at least one member of the crew "loved" them back.

OF COURSE TLC has kiddie porn fans on staff. TLC IS kiddie porn -- what the hell did Jon and Kate think this stuff was??????

Jon saw the light. Kate didn't care, and still doesn't. All she wants is to be as far away from those kids as possible so that she can bare those horrible teeth for her "public".

Who, in their right mind, leaves toddlers, babies or young children with strangers?

Yes, you idiot, the crew were STRANGERS. All the time they were filming, you knew NOTHING about their private lives.

welcome to the roost, chickens said...

Dallas Lady said

As much as I hate to say it, I feel pretty certain he was selling/trading images of the Gosselin kids,

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Probably not. He would have been caught sooner. Let's just say that he probably used the Gosselin footage for his own personal entertainment, if you get my meaning.

Sorry if this makes anyone sick to their stomach, but THIS IS WHAT KATE SIGNED UP FOR WHEN SHE IGNORED HER CHILDREN'S MOST FUNDAMENTAL NEEDS.

Dallas Lady said...

So it's totally cool with this trippenin fan that a person who was a "high-volume trader in child pornography" was an EDITOR on the show when it was J&K AND later, too??? Or at all???

No one, and I mean, NO ONE should be ok with someone who DEALS in child pornography working in any capacity WITH their kids or with IMAGES of their kids. Think about it: WHAT a great job for someone with a sick hobby like his! Access to all that film! And the mom didn't care WHAT was taped!

Dallas Lady said...

Welcome to the roost:

While I'm sure he did use the images for his own gratification, the article says he was arrested with e others for being "a high-volume trader of child pornography." He was ALSO selling the images.

AMD said...

Here's one tweeter's feeble response:
"kateplusmy8 I didn't read anywhere this guy was part of the crew, or in their homes".........Some of the real, tough questions are: Did he have access to or control over the shows' footage? Could he have edited the footage for other unmentionable purposes? Did TLC/Kate review all footage? He did not have to be physically at their home.

Miss Kitty said...

Dumb and Dumber sold their kids' souls to the highest bidder, and now this is coming back to bite J+K in the ass. What the @#%& were they thinking??? They exposed the kids to this - bath time, changing clothes in front of cameras, etc... sex offenders watch tv too. They set the stage. This in THEIR fault. Did the Bitch really leave her kids with God knows who when she had her "adult time...(hello Deborah Bradley)?? Of course she did. She is in NYC this weekend - again, away from the kids. She is disgusting. She looks so happy being on stage at the radio station - never when she is around her kids. Vile, filthy woman.

Kate - you are trash. You pimped out your kids, and now you reap what you sow. I was expecting a tell-all book when the kids turn 18, but it looks like the truth will come out now.

Her "friends" will prob tell her to cancel her View appearance and be home with her kids, since the sh-- is going to hit the fan if she stays in NY after this news breaks. If she has to be told to be a mom, she is even more vile than we think.

I smell a Kate-sized lawsuit by the end of the year against TLC....she will get what she wants - $$ she didn;t have to work for and doesn't deserve. Forget saving for the kids' psychological therapy, college, or a secure future - mama needs a 200th pair of hooker heels.

Hope you enjoyed the ride....nice work Kate....you too Jon...are you too "famous" now?

Jane said...

This is how it works on tv shows that are taped. The producers, camera people, tech crew, etc are in the field or in the studio and record the show - it takes many hours (I've been in the studio for 12 hours for a one hour show). All the tape is passed on to the editors who put segments together that are then reviewed by the producers. But it's the editors who see everything taped.

This is a VERY simplistic overview -- still dealing with broken bones.

welcome to the roost, chickens said...

Dallas Lady said...

Welcome to the roost:

While I'm sure he did use the images for his own gratification, the article says he was arrested with e others for being "a high-volume trader of child pornography." He was ALSO selling the images.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Right, Dallas Lady. I just suggested that he may not have the Gosselin video, since their high-visibility might have led to an earlier arrest.

The charges are that he traded in child pornography. I pointed out that, if he didn't sell the Gosselins tapes, he certainly, and probably did, use them for his own "gratification".

There was plenty publicly shown of the Gosselin children to make any pedophile happy, and all the film that was left in the cutting room must have been a treasure trove. If this guy was an editor on the show, he had access to it all.

Most child molesters are family members. I guess Kate got that one right. What a disgusting piece of work she is.

welcome to the roost, chickens said...

Sorry, that should be "he may not have SOLD the Gosselin videos".

Also garbled a later sentence in the previous comment, but my meaning is clear, I think.

Dallas Lady said...

So these sheeple fans of Kate's are ok with an editor possibly/probably selling images of htthe kids to pedos and getting off on it himself? So long as he didn't physically molest them?

If that's true, they are far sicker in the head than I thought. The FIRST time I saw one of the G kids on one of those potties she had everywhere, I thought "oh no. That's not good."

And you know when they blur stuff out? It's not blurred out in the raw footage.

Now I'm grossed out all over again. I'm off to clean my brain with some Clorox.

Anonymous said...

Remember when sheeple called us digusting for being appauled by the way maty was filmed alone in the basement rolling around? It wasn't a dig on maty but the creepy way the camera man filmed it

EM

AMD said...

Kate is probably out shopping right now for her "victim's' hat which she will be putting on when she appears on the View next week. It will be about TLC betraying HER by hiring this individual. It will not be about her role in putting her children in this situation.
Her "fans" are tellingly absent from Twitter right now.

Ellie said...

I can't find an article that specifically says that Blankinship worked for TLC, and even more specifically on the Gosselins show. All I can see are references to him being a TV editor.

Now I believe you when you say he works for TLC. It's obvious when you compare his name, location, and stated occupation to the TLC credits BUT the sheeple will refuse to believe it until a news agency confirms it.

Admin, do you have any links to prove beyond a sheeple doubt that he worked with the Gosselins?

AMD said...

From Yahoo:
http://tv.yahoo.com/contributor/2367909/credits;_ylt=AnAyqHVtYIQ9ZZe75LMLfja.o9EF

Dallas Lady said...

Ellie, scroll down to the bottom of this link, he was the Editor of 23 episodes:

http://preesi.lefora.com/2011/10/28/the-lascivious-channel/

Or just go to imdb.com and put in his name.

Fahnette said...

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3017494/

Didn't someone say a long time ago that when the truth came out, Kate would need support too?

AMD said...

Kate has just checked in on Twitter:
"Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
@ @TrippenIn what are u talking about? Who are u talking about?"
Numerous requests for her to respond. I expect that she's calling her lawyer right now.

Bluenoser said...

Administrator said...
I onder if some sheeple will fall off the cliff this morning when they see this one.

No, the sheeple will not find fault with this at all.

It truly sickens me about this news. I don't for a minute doubt that he did trade the children's pictures. It isn't like a pedophile would announce they had inappropriate pictures of the G8 kids.

Makes one wonder if this has caused some of the kids to act out at school. Sadly the kids were likely aware of this and told to be quiet under penalty of severeness by monster mom

Dulcina said...

http://tv.yahoo.com/contributor/2367909/credits;_ylt=AnAyqHVtYIQ9ZZe75LMLfja.o9EF

welcome to the roost, chickens said...

Fahnette said

Didn't someone say a long time ago that when the truth came out, Kate would need support too?

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Honey, the truth came out a long time ago. This latest revelation is just more "truth".

Kate has known for years that she neglects her children, and has gone down that path like a bat out of hell.

Whatever "support" she may have been entitled to she lost rights to years ago. Those kids - and the next ones who will be abused by their parents - are the only people who deserve support.

It was only a matter of time........ said...

Oh my, oh my........

That woman has absolutely NO sense of 'personal responsibility', so she won't feel badly at all.

She WILL, however, be clapping her hands because she now has some real dirt to use when suing TLC.

She won't need to worry about a career in TV anymore - she'll grab her $$$$$$ $$ from the lawsuit and never have to work again.

Hmmm, at least that is what she'll be thinking. Bitch.

Scary to think that the guys were involved in selling images - does anyone doubt there are images of the G kids out there in pedoland?

Do pedos think famous kids are more titilating that non-famous ones? Hey, they think differently than you and I, maybe they think they have some super cool stuff when photos are of famous... who knows how they roll.....

I sent a twitter to the view - asking them, insisting, they ask her about this.

Sure it will be a softball question, and she will say either 'oh, no, didn't happen' or yes, my security team is investigating and we will be suing.

Well, she got her wish. She will be 'relevant' for a while longer. Disgusting.

It was only a matter of time... said...

So we see how she's reacting -

Twit: "never heard of him"

Right.............

Dallas Lady said...

Now she says she never heard of him.

Doesn't matter, Kate. He knows about your kids. And he was the Editor on 23 episodes. He saw and put together all the hours upon hours upon hours of raw footage of your kids and he has been arrested for HIGH-VOLUME TRADING of child pornography--images of children, often nude and/or in compromising situations used by people for sexual gratification.

(For Kate, I'm sure things have to be spelled out.)

If I found this out, Kate, I'd be sicker than hell. But you'll just deny, deny, deny. Makes me wonder if she knew in some small way. And didn't care? Hey, she didn't care that her kids were being filmed in the bath and on the toilet for national TV!

Fahnette said...

Roost, what I was referring to was that comment in context of what's come to light--that probably someone who was in on the investigation or close to it was giving a little heads up. I don't give a flying frak about Kate.

And please, don't "Honey" me.

Dallas Lady said...

It was only a matter of time: a good friend of mine is a detective here who works in this field--monitoring and arresting child pornographers and busting up child porn rings. I've rarely ever talked to him about it, but once he told me men who purchase these materials have preferences usually for certain genders and age ranges and situations. There are pedos who specifically like baths, toilet stuff, and specific ethnicities of kids. That's when I stopped him. God love him for doing what he does, but he says it's a very difficult job to do.

gramof5 said...

Those children need counseling and I hope Jon will go back to court and insist upon it!
Did Kate have background checks on the babysitters and housekeepers that she leaves them with for days at a time, while she runs back and forth to NYC every other day .

Carol said...
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AMD said...

Kate's response:
"NEVER HEARD OF HIM!"
That's right, Kate. Denial in CAPS makes it a non-issue to you. A normal mother would be in panic mode right now and not continuing nonchalantly twitting.

AMD said...

Another Twitter fan's response:
@ @MiloandJack @Kateplusmy8 Is someone trying to start trouble again? What is wrong with people? Why don't they leave her & the kids alone?
Unbelievable!

Administrator said...

So Kate doesn't know who is spending hours upon hours with her children's footage? Nice one Kate. Shouldn't that make her even more concerned that someone she didn't even know had this much involvement with her shows?? For years!!!

AMD said...

Admin, the quote you noted in no. 8 on the sidebar under "Evidence of the 8's Exploitation" are words Kate may come to regret. She can't put the blame solely on TLC.

mama mia said...

Kate says she has never heard of this guy. She is going on the View to dish about Halloween.

Dallas Lady said...

http://www2.hickoryrecord.com/news/2011/oct/27/child-exploitation-crackdown-reaches-hickory-area-ar-1546942/

Audible Click said...

It occurred to me that, as this horrible story garners more attention, the older kids in the Gosselin children's school, may talk about it. I hope that doesn't happen but it's a disturbing scenario. Damn it, Kate Gosselein! Why did you have to be such a lax and lazy parent!

Julia said...

I posted (actually made a lj account to post there, NEVER thought I'd go out of my way to post on a Khate supporter website, but I'm SO SO ANGRY RIGHT NOW) this on "sage-got a lot of way to go before I am wise-wayexpress" just now. How can these people support someone who would do what Khate has done to her kids?

HOW??!!

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I'm amazed - it comes out that there was a pedophile working on the show- WITH THE CHILDREN!!!, and everyone here is silent? Not ONE posting about how a PEDOPHILE had access to these children for an extended length of time? You people may not like those of us disapprove of those who exploit their children on tv for money, but for me, this is EXACTLY one of the biggest reasons why I don't like it - because people who hurt children will be watching. Watching them go to the washroom, watching them get impacted fecal matter taken out of their bowels, etc. To support exploitation of children - children who DO NOT have a choice, who cannot go against those who are their parents - is unconscionable. Lets see you all try to rationalize this one away, and lets see if you can look in the mirror after you do it. If this doesn't wake you people up to the harm these children are experiencing due to Khates choices, nothing will. Pray for these children, and pray they have not been sexually abused by that sick p.o.s that watched them on the other side of the camera, day after day after day.


~Julia.

Hippie Chick said...

Unreal. No background check? NONE? That's all I have to say.

Unbelievable.

~HC~

Grammy of nine said...

Aunt Jody and Uncle Kevin called this out a long time ago, didn't they?

Stupid Is said...

Why did the realist of all reality shows need a writer?

Purple Skies said...

At the end of the last Kate Plus 8 show, Kate gave a special thank you to BILL. Of course one would assume she was talking about this person, but in her recent tweet this morning, she claims to have never heard of him. She is lying, and it's uncomprehensible how she thinks she can get away with this lie.

Dallas Lady said...

Found a couple more articles:

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/10305803/

A state and federal investigation into trafficking of sexually explicit photos and videos depicting children has resulted in 25 arrests...

Investigators also served 27 search warrants to seize computers containing hundreds of thousands of illegal photos and videos of abused children, some as young as age 3. Several other investigations are under way, with more searches and arrests expected.
"These criminals are exploiting innocent children and contributing to continued misery and abuse," Cooper said. “Crackdowns like this send a strong message that trading images of child sexual abuse is a crime and will not be tolerated in North Carolina.”

Undercover investigators use technology to identify people who download and share files that contain illegal child pornography, even when the people try to remain anonymous, he said.

Investigators don't yet know if images the suspects traded involved North Carolina children.

"It is really scary," said Cary police detective Jason Ice, who was among the undercover investigators working with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. "These are the people we're trying to target and make sure they're not harming children."

In operations involving online sex predators, investigators like Ice often pose as children online.

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Now, Blankinship was arrested for 10 counts of "second-degree child exploitation of a minor."

The North Carolina statute for that reads:

A person commits the offense of second-degree child exploitation of a minor if, knowing the character or content of the material, he:

1. Records, photographs, films, develops, or duplicates material that contains a visual representation of a minor engaged in sexual activity; or

2. Distributes, transports, exhibits, receives, sells, purchases, exchanges, or solicits material that contains a visual representation of a minor engaged in sexual activity.


It's worse than I thought. You can't just sell or trade footage of kids using the potty or taking baths, they have to be engaged in sexual activity for this charge to apply.

Someone needs to let Kate know what "second-degree child exploitation of a minor" in North Carolina really means. And that he was charged with 10 counts. And that he was the EDITOR and/or on-line editor and/or writer (he had different roles on different episodes) on 23 episodes.

Here are some of the titles of those episodes:

Girls Day Out (29 June 2008) - Editor
Sextuplets' 4th Birthday (7 July 2008) - Editor
Wild Horses (11 August 2008) - Editor
Leis & Luaus (10 November 2008) - on-line editor , Editor
Twins Are Mommy for a Day (8 December 2008) - Editor
All You Wanted to Know (19 January 2009) - on-line editor , Editor
The Big Move (2 February 2009) - on-line editor
Home Sweet Home (16 February 2009) - Editor
Bye Old House (2 March 2009) - on-line editor
Slopes, Sleds and Sesame (16 March 2009) - on-line editor , Editor
Family Outing (23 March 2009) - on-line editor , Editor
B-Ball & More (23 March 2009) - on-line editor
Turning 5 & The Future! (25 May 2009) - Editor
Bam! 100th Episode (8 June 2009) - on-line editor , Editor
Jon & Kate Plus 8: The First 10 Years (29 June 2009) - on-line editor
Renovations & Vacations (3 August 2009) - Editor
Camping Out (3 August 2009) - on-line editor
Beach and Kitchen Reveal (10 August 2009) - on-line editor
Battleship & Barber (17 August 2009) - on-line editor , Editor
Dude Ranch and Dress Up (31 August 2009) - on-line editor
Movie & a Catch (14 September 2009) - on-line editor
Farm to Table (21 September 2009) - on-line editor
Gymnastics and Baseball (16 November 2009) - on-line editor

Purple Skies said...

Should be "incomprehensible".

mommyinca said...

Coming out of lurkdom again for this one. I am dumbfounded by Kate's fans. They are already saying this story is a lie and that this man didn't work with her children? Kate is saying she never heard of him? How many editors are employed for a reality show like this? How would Kate NOT have at least heard this man's name?

I have a question for Kate. How do you think your children are going to feel someday when they find out that some PEDOPHILE had access to hours and hours of unedited footage (see: potty, bath, etc)? If I put myself in those childrens' shoes, I FEEL VIOLATED! It's equivalent to sexual abuse imo. The trauma these kids could potentially face knowing they have been used as pornography will haunt them. Kate HOW CAN YOU IGNORE THIS? Take some responsibility for ONCE!

Dallas Lady said...

What happened? I posted the definition in the North Carolina statute for second-degree child exploitation of a minor and listed the episodes he was an editor on and it's gone.

Dallas Lady said...

He was arrested and charged with ten counts of second-degree child exploitation of a minor. Here is the North Carolina statute that explains that charge:

14-190.17. Second degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

(a) Offense. – A person commits the offense of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor if, knowing the character or content of the material, he:

(1) Records, photographs, films, develops, or duplicates material that contains a visual representation of a minor engaged in sexual activity; or

(2) Distributes, transports, exhibits, receives, sells, purchases, exchanges, or solicits material that contains a visual representation of a minor engaged in sexual activity.

So it's worse than just selling clips of the kids on the potty. There has to be sexual activity in the material sold or traded.

Here are the episodes he was an editor, on-line editor, and/or writer on:

"Jon & Kate Plus 8" (23 episodes )

... aka "Kate Plus Eight" - USA (fifth season title)
Girls Day Out (29 June 2008) - Editor
Sextuplets' 4th Birthday (7 July 2008) - Editor
Wild Horses (11 August 2008) - Editor
Leis & Luaus (10 November 2008) - on-line editor , Editor
Twins Are Mommy for a Day (8 December 2008) - Editor
All You Wanted to Know (19 January 2009) - on-line editor , Editor
The Big Move (2 February 2009) - on-line editor
Home Sweet Home (16 February 2009) - Editor
Bye Old House (2 March 2009) - on-line editor
Slopes, Sleds and Sesame (16 March 2009) - on-line editor , Editor
Family Outing (23 March 2009) - on-line editor , Editor
B-Ball & More (23 March 2009) - on-line editor
Turning 5 & The Future! (25 May 2009) - Editor
Bam! 100th Episode (8 June 2009) - on-line editor , Editor
Jon & Kate Plus 8: The First 10 Years (29 June 2009) - on-line editor
Renovations & Vacations (3 August 2009) - Editor
Camping Out (3 August 2009) - on-line editor
Beach and Kitchen Reveal (10 August 2009) - on-line editor
Battleship & Barber (17 August 2009) - on-line editor , Editor
Dude Ranch and Dress Up (31 August 2009) - on-line editor
Movie & a Catch (14 September 2009) - on-line editor
Farm to Table (21 September 2009) - on-line editor
Gymnastics and Baseball (16 November 2009) - on-line editor

Anonymous said...

never heard of him? kate was a producer on this show. i call bullshit but if she is truly that dumb as to who had access to her children's footage she needs to start getting answers asap.

the sheeple make me want to puke by not getting it. get milo and jack you rabid ass kisser, people just want to make trouble for poor old kate. try getting a clue and stop being such a kiss ass. just because some dlist celeb acknowledges you existence doesn't mean you have to make excuses for her.

i'm sorry but i have a feeling footage was sold. there is a deep underground in the porn world that includes snuff videos, rape, child molestation etc. just because we don't know what did this man did with the footage does not mean he didn't sell any. these creeps are very underground and we may never know the truth.

even if it was only for his "viewing pleasure" it's still disgusting. this is why kate you don't leave your children alone with strange men. they are not family. where the hell is super steve? did he not conduct his own personal background checks for the children's safety or was he too busy choosing implant sizes for kate?

i remeber being very concerned when i saw the footage of mady in the basement. it came off suoer creepy. who let's their child be alone in a basement with a camera man with no clue to what is going on? how did producer kate even allow that to be shown?
Lord knows what was left on the cutting room floor all these years for this pedo to have access too. all the baths, toilet training, getting dressed, diaper changes, interviews with kids alone in the basement. AWFUL

jon knew pedos could be watching his kids. i wish he would have worded it differently and not spoken of money but at least he understood that not everyone views children for innocent purposes.

way to go kate..brush it off. i'm hoping you are on the phone checking this out and not twatting away mindlessly

EM

vepay said...

MY thinking is that sicko pedophiles would pay MORE to get access to the videos of the Gosselin kids. I totally believe it could have gone undetected this long...they aren't exactly going to rat themselves out and let it leak they they bought "exclusive" footage.

AND of course dim-twit is claiming she's never heard of him...THAT should scare the $#!T out of her but, it's not. She's even more messed up than I had thought.

Anonymous said...

not to be gross but lets look at his shows,
twins play mommy - was this for him? to see the girls play adults?
beach and renovations? kids in bikinis
dress up and dude ranch - role playing
gynmastics - pedo's dream
camping - kids alone in tents

see it all looks innocent..but when you think of a pedophile coming up with the concepts and writing/producing it can take it to a whole other level. i don't think this way but i guarantee pedophiles do.
i just don't think it's worth it. in this day there are so many crazy/harmful people out there. why would anyone want to put their kids on reality tv? we have heard from the nick and aaron carter, corey feldman, corey haim etc all discussing sexual abuse from people in the industry. why people aren't more aware of who is around or viewing their kids is insane with all we know today.

kate should know this mans name just for the fact that he wrote and produced 23 episodes. i thought she said she always sat down with writer/producers to go over the concepts and offer points? jon is not innocent in all this either. he saw the light, but it was too late. i do however give him credit for trying to stop this mess. i wonder if he will speak on this or remain silent. if i were him i do not know what i would be doing or saying to the media. on one point i would want attention called to it. on the other i would want to protect my children's names. this is so sad

EM

EM

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Disgusting! And not surprising.

Nothing good comes from filming children in their "habitat".

Apparently, Kate's not bothered as long as her 8 little money bags are bringing in the dough.

Did anyone see that nimrod's TWITter comment about Paul Petersen?

[quote]final word: reality kids are NOT acting. They are living&breathing in own environments! Huge difference!Leave them all alone!

{my comment] Sure, Kate. Just like zoo animals...

http://www.examiner.com/celebrity-in-las-vegas/the-gosselin-diss-kate-gosselin-sends-rude-tweet

Dallas Lady said...

Look at what the charge is: they have to either create and/or sell material which depicts children engaged in some sort of sexual activity.

Any and all of this is horrible, but him selling unedited, unblurred out footage of the kids in the bath wasn't as bad as realizing that he actually either produced material with children engaged in sexual activity, or sold that material or both.

And yeah, Kate, he was most definitely HIGHLY involved with your show for a LONG time. 23 episodes is a lot! And for her to just say never heard of him and then nothing else?

Wow. But see? I said she wouldn't care, and she obviously didn't. I'd be researching the HELL out of this to try to find out what exactly this guy did and WAS any of that sexual material he produced or sold of MY KIDS???

And I'd be asking my kids a LOT of questions right about now.

But then again, I would have never allowed them to be on a reality TV show in the first place. So maybe I'm assuming a level of care and concern is there that isn't. And never has been.

Bluenoser said...

We know that Kate will do absolutely nothing except brush this off. I truly hope Jon and Ellen sit down with the children, one on one, and ask them if this creep ever did anything inappropriate.

Dulcina said...

At the end of the last Kate Plus 8 show, Kate gave a special thank you to BILL.
********
To be fair, she probably meant Bill hayes from figure 8.

http://www.figure8films.tv/site/about_us/

chefsummer said...

Looks like he also worked on The Duggars & Table for 12. So the gosselin kids weren't the only ones.


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3017494/

Linda said...

Dulcina,

how do we know that?

Regardless, this guy was the Editor on many, many episodes. He's also listed as writer. She has said she sits down with the people who put the show together to go over ideas, etc. She has said SHE personally has to ok everything.

So how in the WORLD would she not even know the editor on so many of those episodes?

I don't buy it. She knows who this guy is. And she either doesn't give a rat's ass about this or is freaking out behind the scenes and figuring out how to sue TLC, as one of her little fans just suggested she do.

It's all about the money!

Dulcina said...

To clarify, I was ONLY referring to her "thanks" to Bill.
I was ot speculating on whether or not she knew of "this" so called member of her "family."

Of course she KNOWS him...... said...

Remember, anything she says is a lie.

Of course she never heard of "Bill Blankinship" --- LOL. Her response is so expected....

She DOES KNOW him - she just calls him 'Mr Writer Editor Man'.

Ask her if she knows "Mr Writer Editor Man" and she'll cave.............. ha ha ha ha

I may be wrong but his picture sure looks familiar - could he have been seen on some of the episodes?

Linda said...

Wow, I don't twitter, but I'm reading her mention feed and two of her fans are saying the only way you can avoid pedophiles is to lock your kids up in the house and pedophiles are everywhere, so oh well, nothing you can do about it.

Oh my God, they've never heard of REDUCING THE RISK???

What Kate has done with her kids is the OPPOSITE of reducing the risk!

Dulcina said...

NOT speculating.

It would surprise me if she didn't know the editor on some level.

I just meant that Bill Hayes was instrumental in getting this show made in the first place, so it made sense for her to thank him.

Bluenoser said...

TLC = The Lecherous Channel 'nuff said.

Starlight said...

Episode Crew

Produced by
Beth Glover .... assistant producer
Jeff Lanter .... producer
Leah Welsh .... post producer

Original Music by
David Imhof

Film Editing by
Bill Blankinship

Mimi to 3 said...

Another Twitter fan's response:
@ @MiloandJack @Kateplusmy8 Is someone trying to start trouble again? What is wrong with people? Why don't they leave her & the kids alone?
Unbelievable!

This sheeple is the worst. Who is trying to start trouble? The law, perhaps, who has arrested this man for child porn? How can the sheeple continue to defend this shit? But what's worse is Kate's lies. 'I don't know him' is her defense? What she should be concerned about is that he was there around her children, that she was not concerned enough to find out if these people had background checks, that there are true sicko creeps out there and the TLC is the worst channel on television for exploitation of children. Bottom line, she is there mother and it is HER responsibility to protect her children -- even if they are just playing and living their lives in front of the cameras. What utter BS.

Don't anyone get their hopes up that the women at the View will ask her hardball questions and hold her feet to the fire. For some unknown reason, she skates on everything, every single time. And she will have her defense all planned, right down to the tears if necessary, if they should ask her some questions she doesn't like. There is never any accountability for Kate Gosselin. It is NEVER her fault, and the fan/sheeples go right along with her. I've never quite seen such delusional, mental cases in my life as these people. Disgusting beyond words.

Administrator said...

Someone started trouble all right. Kate.

If the kids never knew him that is a blessing. The bigger point is that she has exposed these kids a hundred times beyond what a normal kid would be exposed and thank his no one was molested. Take this as a wake up call not something to ignore.

Dallas Lady said...

This is his public profile on Plaxo:

http://www.plaxo.com/directory/profile/223339183240/209188eb/Bill/Blankinship

And this is his current production company, Serious Robots:

http://www.seriousrobots.com/

READ THIS:

http://www.seriousrobots.com/2011/03/21/serious-robots-comments-on-life-in-reality-tv-for-post-magazine/


Admit it. You watch them — those unscripted television programs, where unpredictability and drama equal big ratings. The networks know it too and are constantly refining concepts and challenges to keep audiences interested.
For post facilities working on reality TV series, there’s a lot to oversee. Almost everyone working on a show will cite the enormous volume of footage that is captured during production and the challenge that comes with storing it and making it available to a team of editors searching for that “choice” dramatic moment.

This month, Post talked with a number of facilities that are providing offline editorial and online finishing services for reality series. Some are even producing the shows themselves, allowing them to oversee the programs from acquisition through final delivery, and create a streamlined workflow.

KATE PLUS 8, 19 KIDS and COUNTING, SISTER WIVES

Serious Robots (www.seriousrobots.com) in Raleigh, NC, serves as the post house for a number of Discovery’s popular reality TV programs, including Kate Plus 8, 19 Kids and Counting and Sister Wives.

Leah Welsh, an executive producer at the studio who focuses on long-form work, says that deadlines for these Discovery shows can be quite demanding. Post caught up with her on a Thursday as she was overseeing the online of an episode that would air the following Monday.

“With reality TV, the producers tend to shoot a lot, because you never know when you are going to get the choice material,” Welsh explains. “The biggest challenge for us is how to deal with the turnarounds that we are facing.”

Welsh noticed an increased demand for finished episodes once the storyline of John & Kate Plus 8 heated up and the couple decided to separate. Ratings skyrocketed.

“They would run anything that showed up,” Welsh says of the network’s excitement and demand for programming “We have never changed back from that.”

More at the link, it's from March of this year.

Administrator said...

How show are the other shows responding. He worked on several shows with kids.

Administrator said...

The Dionnes were just living and breathing too. Maybe she should read their book to see how being ogled at affected them.

How do we know? said...

Administrator said... Someone started trouble all right. Kate.

If the kids never knew him that is a blessing. The bigger point is that she has exposed these kids a hundred times beyond what a normal kid would be exposed and thank his no one was molested. Take this as a wake up call not something to ignore.

-------------------------------------

How do we "know" no one was molested?

I think this is just the tip of the iceberg. I think there will be more details to come out as this is a potentially explosive story.

One thing I do believe is that 'early reports' are not always accurate, complete or in context. I think there is going to be a lot more to come on this one. What it will be is anyone's guess, but this won't be swept under the rug.... there is a HUGE interest in this and many sides to explore.

Dallas Lady said...

Why do my posts keep disappearing? Admin, you'd let me know if you were deleting them, right?

Anyway, here is Blankinship's public profile on Plaxo:

http://www.plaxo.com/directory/profile/223339183240/209188eb/Bill/Blankinship

And here's his current production company, Serious Robots:

http://www.seriousrobots.com/

At that site, I found an interesting article from the production and editing perspective on reality shows, including Kate Plus 8:

http://www.seriousrobots.com/2011/03/21/serious-robots-comments-on-life-in-reality-tv-for-post-magazine/

Interesting information in there on the amazingly huge amount of stuff they actually get on tape and how many episodes they film at once!

Dallas Lady said...

Sorry, how do you make links clickable? I'd love to do that for people, because I appreciate it when they are clickable.

Cammie said...

I remember the episode when the Duggars went to meet the editors of thier show. The Duggars were visiting another state, I think it was the episode they went to the hockey game? They showed the family meeting the editors. It was kind of weird because the editors were like we have never met you in person but we have watched 1,000 of hours of you on camera! I wonder if Bill was in that episode??
Is this what Bill position was, one of these remote editors in a room that never met the family in person? I'm not trying to justify this at all (it is just as if not more sick if he had a job just watching footage in a little dark editting room from another state) but trying to understand what his job was and if he ever met Kate & the kids in person or just creepily sat in a small room watching them? Interesting that he was assigned to all the kids shows? he never editted a hoarding show or a show about some medical freaky problem.

Mimi to 3 said...

It is really, really scary to read Twazzup and see the fans response to all this. I mean they are seriously warped in their defense of Kate. One of them said even 'haters' have pedophiles in their back yards. There are just no more words to express the way these fans defend Kate. None.

Gabby2 said...

And how many "strangers" had "access" to the tubs over the course of their short lifetime?

Hundreds???

Like I said before....their tell all book should be titled: "Raised by Strangers"

Ms. Dominatix has a history of pawning off her children on "strangers". Bet he is not the only one working on that show. So much for her Boy Toy Security Man!

Audible Click said...

You "never heard of him", Kate? You claimed to be a producer on the show, you also said you "sat down" with the "people who put the show together" to discuss ideas. You and Jon share a responsibility to protect your children. He finally woke up to the exploitation and attempted to mitigate the damage. You went on your merry way, dumping him and whoring your children out to an insatiable public. Now, as usual, you're playing dumb. Wipe the BS dribble off your chin and be proactive for a change. You superficial bitch.

Purple Skies said...

Dulcina ~ We can't know for sure which Bill Kate was referring to, but from the way she worded her statement, I believe it Bill Blankenship.

Dallas Lady said...

Let me reiterate, he did not get arrested just for selling raw footage of children in bathtubs or on potties or rolling around on the floor, etc.

The statute he was charged under specifically states that you have to record a child or children engaged in sexual acts and/or distribute/sell those materials depicting children engaged in sexual acts.

You can't just sell video of naked bottoms and get charged under that law. It's more than that.

So while we know he definitely saw and edited hundreds and hundreds of hours of raw footage of the Gosselin kids AND the Duggar kids AND the Hays kids (Table for 12), etc. he also apparently went much further than that.

Since he presumably wasn't physically around the kids, someone had to have gotten SOME kid or kids to engage in acts considered to be sexual, taped it, then he edited and sold those tapes.

(Of course, we don't know for SURE he wasn't around any kids, just a presumption based on his job).

Sorry to keep spelling out something so disgusting, but this is worse than just selling unedited pictures of naked bottoms.

LancasterCountyMom said...

The beach vacations were in North Carolina & they were looking for a home in North Carolina. Would they have met up with this guy at any of these times, do you think?

Tucker's Mom said...

Well, well, I go out to run errands for a few hours and this happens! I heard this on the news in the background this morning, but the details have now astounded and frightened me.
Not having read all the posts yet, I have to jump in and say how offended I was when those who disagree with this board and its posters accused *us* of being perverted for viewing film footage with a critical eye, having in mind what a pedophile might get out of viewing episode content that most people think is innocuous.
Showing kids in dirty diapers is not innocuous.
Showing kids showering is not innocuous.
Showing kids pulling down their pants and pooping is not innocuous.

I guess we will find out if TLC's child Reality TV "participants" were victims of this pervert who worked directly on their programs.
It has ALWAYS worried me, what happens to the film footage that winds up on the cutting room floor? Where does it go after the film crew captures it? The total nudity and exposed genitalia to be specific.
Kate, when you waggled your finger and told everyone that they would do the same thing, you had 3 fingers pointing right back at you.

Dallas Lady said...

A fellow pedophile could have been a member of the film crew. With the way Kate left her kids unattended with film crews (and even referred to them as their "daddies"), it would have been fairly easy for a crew member to get to know a child or two well enough over time ("grooming them" as the saying goes) to get them to engage in some things while filming them--tape they never intended to go into the show. (Remember the time Kate wasn't even in TOWN and the film crew was there, taping the kids for an episode?)

Then he sells it to Blankinship who edits it together and makes a pretty penny on the side selling it to fellow pedophiles on the internet.

That's how he got busted. Operation Spyglass was investigating an internet child pornography ring.

What children did Blankinship have access to in order to film?

The children on those shows. Which kids were the easiest to get around without parents? The Gosselin kids, I'd say. The Duggars, for all their fault,s are pretty hardcore about personal privacy. I can't see the Hays just going away and letting the film crew stay with their kids. Who does that?

Kate Gosselin.

Alexis and Collin and the other kids have had a LOT of reasons to be emotionally disturbed by what's gone on around them. But now we can potentially add a huge new reason, sadly.

stupid and dangerous said...

Dallas Lady said

Alexis and Collin and the other kids have had a LOT of reasons to be emotionally disturbed by what's gone on around them.

###

Absolutely right, Dallas Lady.

Whether or not the Gosselin children were actively molested by a member of the film crew, the kids undoubtedly felt that having cameras pointed at them often creepy.

Kids DO feel these things. What do you think Mady was feeling while "rolling around on the floor" and being watched by a strange man. You know, one of those men her mother called one of Mady's "Daddies".

She may have played for the camera, but it's very likely she knew, somewhere in her small-child body, that this was a CREEPY thing.

And that her mommy was never going to protect her.

Anonymous said...

This news is truly sickening. I hope the children have never had direct contact with this man. Having said that he, as an editor, is very familiar with them. Kate should know how long the children were being taped for an hour show. She knows how much 'unedited' tape was not shown as part of the hour and was available to the editor for only God knows what purpose. She knows she and Jon were responsible for turning the children over to TLC in return for big pay-offs. The responsibility rests with the parents. It is their responsibility to ensure their children are protected at all times. Jon came to see this and acted appropriately - she did not.


bm

SuzyQ said...

O.M.G. - my jaw literally dropped open at this blog post heading!
Those poor exploited children! I'm beyond disgusted.

Sandi said...

Was Kate in NY having her leg licked and the kids were home being filmed with only a sitter caring for them? I believe it was the episode where the kids were shooting silly string at each other. Guess Kate figured their "daddys" would take good care of them. I do not remember ever seeing a female camera person.

Marie said...

How is Kate going to wiggle her way out of this? I doubt The View will ask her anything important, they never seem to as is anyway.

But you think Kate would feel somehonest concern about her remark as using crew members as, "daddies," I don't care how well you think you know someone or if you invite them to your house for holiday truth is you never know what someone else has in their own backyard so to say.

Her remark is poorly spoken to a great deal. Fact on camera its been known she left her kids unattendent and at inappropriate times speaks to my mind of how...immature, point clueless and fame-centered she really is. I never liked Kate's excuse to do reality TV for memories. Other people can make memories without having cameras follow them around why couldn't she?

Because Kate wanted to be noticed, Kate wanted like her famous New York shot with sunglasses and waving like a Hollywood star. Well she got it. But I think in respect Kate wanted simply face that she ditched her mom-self long ago.

This might hurt her, quite badly, or she might be able to skate over it like she has everything else so far. Even if asked she'd pull the similiar not-expelled trick I bet.

Point is, it is not TLC who let this family down, it is Kate who let her children down by not knowing, by not educating herself and by stepping back and realizing fame isn't worth all the consequences out there.

Dallas Lady said...

Anonymous, she didn't always know what was being filmed, what was going on. Not when she left them alone with film crews as she did many times.

Stupid, stupid woman.

At least Jon wanted the show to stop. She never ever did. If it were up to her, it would still be going.

Laurie said...

I hate that my first thought when I read this was, "well now Kate's happy she's actually got something to keep her relavent." I doubt that she's given a second thought to the kids she's trying to figure out how she can work this to her advantage. She will now go on the lecture circuit as an advocate for background checks for anyone that works with children.

She just tweeted (or RT) "final word: reality kids are NOT acting. They are living&breathing in own environments! Huge difference!Leave them all alone!"

What a scary environment you put your kids in Kate. Leave them all alone indeed, let them live their lives as normal children. God help Kate come judgement day.

Heide said...

I remember early on hearing about some naked pictures or video of toddler Hannah on the internet.

Carol also mentioned it in an earlier post above.

Anonymous said...

All I keep thinking about is poor Cara curled up, arms crossed on the couch in some of the last shows. As a former victim (my own uncle) of abuse, I can't get her image out of my head...

Mimi to 3 said...

How, how, how can Kate claim she never heard of him when he was the editor for 23 shows -- 23!!!!! Sorry about the exclamation points, just couldn't stop myself. 23 shows. Really Kate, and you didn't know of him? Of course she is a pathological liar and we all know that without question, but how does she have the nerve to say she hasn't heard of him with all this documented proof that he was around her children for at least 23 episodes???

Another fan/sheeple defense is why is Kate held accountable only and not the Duggars and Table for 12? No, it doesn't work that way Sheeple. Of course, all these parents should be held accountable, but Kate is just so noxious and she is the one and only one who claimed these people were family and like daddy's to her kids. No one else is that arrogant and crude. Period. It's that simple.

23 episodes and she didn't know who he was????? Despicable liar.

Administrator said...

It's a small crew. Kate has. Responsibilty to know who they are. I didn't know doesn't cut it here. She should have known this guy.

Reality Bites said...

Personally I think it's JON who should be thinking about taking legal action against all parties involved. My question is does Jon have a case against his ex-wife?

Anonymous said...

Is she playing coy? The article mentions Bill Blankinship - in her tweet she says, Bill BlankEnship "NEVER HEARD OF HIM". Just like her to misspell the name and plead ignorance.

bm

Marie said...

Is this the same ever-changing crew Kate swore were family, called them daddies after Jon was gone, with only one original crew member left?

How do you claim you know them when they appeared to be in and out or rotated at the least?

Will anyone else find her daddy comment a little more disturbing than was already unusual? I do.

fade2black said...

I like a good "I told you so" as much as the next middle-aged housewife, but I find absolutely no joy in this frequently predicted catastrophe. Kate can stick her fingers in her ears and sing la-la-la and cyber-shout I DIDN'T KNOW til the cows come home, but the fact is she should have known. She should have made the effort to know every single person who had this kind of impact on her children, whether they were in personal contact or not. This *this* is her "career" - the care and safe-keeping of her innocent children, not her all-encompassing quest for fame and fortune. I am heartsick for the Gosselin children, and I am pointing my finger at Kate, Jon, the Hayes, the Duggars and every employee at TLC who should have made absolutely sure that this didn't, couldn't ever happen.

Final word: HER fault said...

Saying it first here...

I bet money that TLC will come out with a statement saying any footage not used was destroyed per their policy.

TLC legal folks are right now putting their heads together figuring how they will put out this fire. The CYA juice is flowing!

1) We don't hire pedophiles
2) All footage not used is destroyed
3) We have guidelines in place to protect the children
4) A parent or guardian is always present while filming, blah, blah, blah
5) Blah, blah, blah

Let's see, what else will the TLC legal eagles come up with?

Bet your bottom dollar someone is madly shredding film as we speak.... and lawyers are contacting parents to do damage control, getting waivers signed if they can...

But in the end, it was the 'mother who would be stah' who ignored her $$$$$$ $$ and left them unprotected. TLC was likely wrong, the Blankinship guy was up to no good, BUT the MOTHER let her kids be exposed.

Bottom line, final word: any exposure is her fault.

Reality Bites said...

Can kids sue their parents for signing reality tv contracts on their behalf?

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Audible Click said...

You "never heard of him", Kate? You claimed to be a producer on the show, you also said you "sat down" with the "people who put the show together" to discuss ideas. You and Jon share a responsibility to protect your children. He finally woke up to the exploitation and attempted to mitigate the damage. You went on your merry way, dumping him and whoring your children out to an insatiable public. Now, as usual, you're playing dumb. Wipe the BS dribble off your chin and be proactive for a change. You superficial bitch.

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I agree, Audible Click.

I would imagine that a writer, an editor, and on-line editor, must have taken part in many meetings with Kate present. I also call b.s.
on Kate.

Looks like nothing more than Kate trying to save her ass by selective memory.

She's quiet on twitter.... hmmmm said...

I notice she is pretty quiet on twitter after saying she didn't know him...

Busy calling her 'security team', purseboy, any lawyers who will speak to her?

Hitting the box wine?

Panicking, furious, wondering "why ME, ME, ME???"

Virginia Pen Mom said...

I know this is off topic, but the unfolding story here in Virginia makes me think of Kate's ungracious, ungrateful attitude toward her children. A little boy, 8 years old, with autism and unable to speak, got lost in an 80-acre Civil War park on Sunday.

All kinds of places donated food and equipment. Thousands of people turned out to walk the rough terrain. They came from all up and down the Mid-Atlantic. The weather grew cold and rainy today. I had to work outside for a few hours today, and I was freezing. I could only think of little Robert.

But the sheriff and volunteers wouldn't give. Today he was found in a quarry, healthy and in good condition! Hallelujah.

(This story never hit the national news the way I thought it would have. It did get picked up in the U.K.)

What a happy day here in Virginia! Children are such a miracle.

http://www.wtvr.com/news/wtvr-robert-wood-found-alive-20111028,0,165629.story

Virginia Pen Mom said...

"The sheriff and volunteers wouldn't give UP," is what I meant to say. Some wondered how long the search could go on. The sheriff answered yesterday, "When a child is missing, you keep looking."

Hippie Chick said...

Fahnette said...
And please, don't "Honey" me.

I effing love you.

~HC~

Anonymous said...

If this guy has been arrested already, the law already has reasonable evidence against him. Computer has been confiscated, files confiscated, etc. Same with TLC and the film he's done for them. They don't give anyone time to shred evidence - they have warrants in hand to take all evidence NOW.

I'm waiting for my neighbor to be arrested for some other crime. While they could arrest her now on the evidence they have, they want to go get her, the computer and other evidence all at the same time. She won't have a split second to throw anything into the fire or into the shredder. It will all go out the door with her when she's cuffed.

Reality Bites said...

"Jon & Kate Plus 8" (23 episodes )
... aka "Kate Plus Eight" - USA (fifth season title)

1.Girls Day Out (29 June 2008) - Editor
2.Sextuplets' 4th Birthday (7 July 2008) - Editor
3.Wild Horses (11 August 2008) - Editor
4.Leis & Luaus (10 November 2008) - on-line editor , Editor
5.Twins Are Mommy for a Day (8 December 2008) - Editor
6.All You Wanted to Know (19 January 2009) - on-line editor , Editor
7.The Big Move (2 February 2009) - on-line editor
8.Home Sweet Home (16 February 2009) - Editor
9.Bye Old House (2 March 2009) - on-line editor
10.Slopes, Sleds and Sesame (16 March 2009) - on-line editor , Editor
11.Family Outing (23 March 2009) - on-line editor , Editor
12.B-Ball & More (23 March 2009) - on-line editor
13.Turning 5 & The Future! (25 May 2009) - Editor
14.Bam! 100th Episode (8 June 2009) - on-line editor , Editor
15.Jon & Kate Plus 8: The First 10 Years (29 June 2009) - on-line editor
16.Renovations & Vacations (3 August 2009) - Editor
17.Camping Out (3 August 2009) - on-line editor
18.Beach and Kitchen Reveal (10 August 2009) - on-line editor
19.Battleship & Barber (17 August 2009) - on-line editor , Editor
20.Dude Ranch and Dress Up (31 August 2009) - on-line editor
21.Movie & a Catch (14 September 2009) - on-line editor
22.Farm to Table (21 September 2009) - on-line editor
23.Gymnastics and Baseball (16 November 2009) - on-line editor

Source:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3017494/filmoseries#tt1124348

Anonymous said...

These arrests were announced Thursday. This is a national, indeed international, story. Has TLC put a lid on it? I haven't seen any additional coverage on the very disturbing events.

bm

AMD said...

A discussion thread on this topic has been started "A Minor Consideration" facebook wall....a couple of posts down.
https://www.facebook.com/minorcon

So creepy said...

Turkey Neck had clout with TLC at one time. She could have insisted on extensive background checks on everyone who dealt with HER children, even those in the editing and writers rooms. This guy even looks like the stereotypical pedophile. Wonder if it was his idea to film the potty training and bathing scenes? Scary. Turkey can sue TLC but what about HER responsibility to her kids?

Hippie Chick said...

How do we know this sicko didn't crop the heads off of the kids & sell them? Any of the kids he edited? This is sick. I hope they hang all these people by their balls.

~HC~

Laurie said...

She will claim that he was never a part of the "on scene (set)" crew and only woked from the editing offices which is why she doesn't know who he is. That being said, as a "producer" shouldn't she work hand-in-hand with the editors and if he was a writer wouldn't she have consulted with him? Hopefully Whoppie will grill her on this and she won't be able weasel out of this. One can only hope.

K12 said...

I was reading up on the local news the other day and came across this story. At the time, I really thought it had to have been something like this. I am NOT saying that this story is related, but it is odd that it happened at this time. A link for anyone who is interested.
http://www.4029tv.com/news/29532447/detail.html

Westcoaster said...

This is a very serious matter. TLC should be preparing a statement, but who knows what they will do. Kate is taking the "I have no idea who this person is" road and will not waver, of this I am sure. She is way more concerned about spreading the word that she is visiting her 'dear friends' on the View for their Halloween party. Meanwhile, not a word from this wonderful Mom on her blog or Twitter about her plans for own childrens' Halloween - probably because there are none. Her only fall activities this year was that photo shoot that was all about her. It is, and will always be, all about her. She will distance herself from any conversation about the K+8 editor's purported porn ring, and not even wonder what this might have to do with her children. Now who is the sick one I ask?

Ava said...

Kate's only response is that she didn't know the guy? So it's okay if her children's images were used for who knows what, as long as it didn't directly happen to her children. What kind of response is that? I'm sure most parents here would be relieved that nothing happened to their children but would also be horrified at the thought of pedaphiles looking at and sharing images of their children. To think about all of the footage that this guy had access to...For Kate's response to be that she didn't know the guy and then to continue to tweet to promote her website and her appearance on the View really does say a lot about her and the kind of mother she is. Very rarely I think that maybe she has been villified as a mother but then she goes and does something like this and it re-affirms everything that has ever been said about her being a horrible mother.

Anonymous said...

Cammie said:

I remember the episode when the Duggars went to meet the editors of thier show. The Duggars were visiting another state, I think it was the episode they went to the hockey game? They showed the family meeting the editors. It was kind of weird because the editors were like we have never met you in person but we have watched 1,000 of hours of you on camera! I wonder if Bill was in that episode??
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Oh my goodness Cammie! I've seen maybe two episodes of the Duggars' show, and that was one of them - I wonder if he was in it!?! I just fast forwarded through the hockey episode on youtube, but didn't see that scene in that epi. I've been googling to no avail - any of youcomputer-savvy ladies want to try to find it? :)

konspiracytheory

Fahnette said...

The sheeple are saying it's not so bad because he wasn't in physical contact with the family. Even though he had access to film footage and gods only know how much archival footage he could have had access to...

*big hug to Hippie Chick*

Gift of grab said...

Here is what one of the Kate-apologist sites has said about this guy:

Exclusive: Figure 8 Productions responded to Imperfect Women’s request for a statement on this matter. Here it is in it’s entirety:

“Bill Blankinship was employed by Serious Robots, with whom Figure 8 Films subcontracts for editing services. Upon learning of the shocking allegations his employment was terminated. At no time was this man ever in the field or in direct contact with any of the talent for any of our productions.”

So he didn't work directly for Figure 8, which was the production company for K+8 and the earlier shows. This was a part of post-production that they farmed out. However, why are THEY issuing a statement that he was immediately fired after these "shocking allegations"? Fired from Serious Robots? In which case, why would Figure 8 make this statement?

Doesn't matter much, damage is already done. But there are obviously many layers to this story.

As for Kate's statement about reality kids being filmed in "their own environments," I don't think Alaska, NZ, Australia, NYC, etc., etc., qualify, do you?

Anonymous said...

Will be interesting to compare and contrast how the other TLC families (Duggars, Hayes et al) are responding to this news vs how Kate is responding to this news. I'll bet they won't be as laisse faire as her. I am disgusted by this grotesque creation that claims the title of "Mother".

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

Admin said -The crew is our family. They will always be a part of our family. Our kids love them. They are their Daddies.
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I am just now reading this new post and have nothing but total and utter disgust for Kate in her exploitation of her kids. It was all about making money, the children be damned.


Jon Gosselin, November 2009: "I mean, I put my kids out there to every pedophile on the planet, and they never got paid for it? It's disgusting."

Admin said -It is disgusting, Jon And today, October 28, 2011, is your redemption day.
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Could not agree more. Jon was aware of some of the dangers; Kate didn't give a damn as long as the money kept rolling in.

Parent and Alumna said...

Admin said -The crew is our family. They will always be a part of our family. Our kids love them. They are their Daddies.

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And these Daddies, as per the PA hearings, have never had background checks done on them. They were left alone with the boys in the bathroom and in the house (move to the new house episode), and the potty training episode.

Audible Click said...

Laurie said... She will claim that he was never a part of the "on scene (set)" crew and only woked from the editing offices which is why she doesn't know who he is. That being said, as a "producer" shouldn't she work hand-in-hand with the editors and if he was a writer wouldn't she have consulted with him? Hopefully Whoppie will grill her on this and she won't be able weasel out of this. One can only hope.

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She could try to use the "he was not on scene" excuse but it doesn't hold water. He was a professional editor with access to hours and hours of raw film. He is an expert at editing, therefore he knows how to digitally manipulate film and he may have done just that. We may never know if he had film that he edited and manipulated in order to pander to the sick and twisted urges that his "customers" indulge in. We do know that the prosecutors have charged him with ten, count 'em ten counts of distribution of child pornography. There is no excuse in the world that would justify Kate's, and to some extent, Jon's behavior. As I've said before, at least Jon tried to stop the filming but Kate continued on.

As for Whoopi, she sold out long ago and has never asked Kate the difficult questions. Oh yeah, she's skated around subjects but never had the balls to simply call Kate out on her lies and obfuscations. The whole View gang seems to give Kate a pass on everything. Shame on them.

Teresa said...

Old news, l know. This is the first time l read of Howard Stern ripping Khate a new one on her elimination on DWTS. Calling her a pyscho!

http://www.examiner.com/howard-stern-in-national/dwts-elimination-howard-stern-calls-kate-gosselin-selfish-damaged-and-psycho-video

fade2black said...

Virginia Pen Mom, little Robert's story aired in MN, so it's a happy day here, too. :o)

Anon This Time said...

Meanwhile, not a word from this wonderful Mom on her blog or Twitter about her plans for own childrens' Halloween - probably because there are none.

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The annual Halloween festival was held last night at school. I did not see her there, nor the kids. That is NOT to say that they weren't there at some time, just that I didn't see her (kind of hard to miss), and we were there for nearly the whole duration of the event.

gramof5 said...

Kate might be wise not to even consider sueing TLC.
There are many hours of deleted film stored in their vault, showing what a loving,calm,caring mother she really is.
God only knows what went on in that house and it makes you wonder what happens now, since all the kids Daddys and crew members are gone .
I'm inclined to believe that they were safer when they were filming.
If that makes any sense.

Administrator said...

It is a lucky break he didn't have access to the kids but he sure as heck had access to hundreds of hours of footage. And it begs the question what about those who did have access? What is being done to review them?

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

Again reading through posts from beginning, but if you are an editor, you also have access to footage that does not make it to the show.

If Kate tries to sue, she may not have a leg to stand on if TLC does a criminal background check on their employees and properly screened their employees. On the other hand, if Kate sues, over the very reason Jon protested filming HIS kids in the first place, she may not have a leg to stand on as SHE insisted on continued filming, in spite of his objections. And the Family Court Judge agreed!

But the implication is there and always was that exposing these kids to the public, exposed them to some dangers of this.
I won't even go into how few of the predators (whether viewing/posting images or actually violating kids goes on....)

Clicker said...

It was Only A Matter Of Time Said:
So we see how she's reacting -

Twit: "never heard of him"

Right.............
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It was shortly before K8 was fired that she claimed to be a producer of her show - I hope TLC reminds her of this when it comes time to settle a lawsuit.

What producer does not know who is working on their show????

Barb In Nebraska said...

I think I read that he was arrested on October 21st. I wonder if that is why Kate was getting all the pap attention this week. They were looking to see if she had known or having those photos ready for when the story broke.

Hogwash Hamlet said...

Kate said, "I never heard of him." Had she said that she didn't know him personally, well, maybe. It is total hogwash to say that she never heard of him. She MUST have heard his name. Gosh almighty, wasn't she named a producer something or other awhile back? She discusses ideas for shows...his name must have come up at some time.
I can see perhaps where she might never have met him, had contact with him, but no way has she never heard of him. I'd bet the farm, and all of the equipment on that.

Pam said...

You just have to laugh that Kate is so excited to be on The View and "loves her View ladies", when just over a month ago they were ALL bashing her about her mediocre comment and whining about being out of a tv job. Not one of them had anything nice to say about her, yet she is about to pee herself with glee to be back on.

But family and friend? Forget it. Unless you are in showbiz she will throw you to the curb if you dare cross her.

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

Old news, l know. This is the first time l read of Howard Stern ripping Khate a new one on her elimination on DWTS. Calling her a pyscho!
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Howard Stern SHOULD have interviewed Kate, as she implied in her tweets. He has no shame, and would have blasted her with double barrels... and she knows this, which may or may not have been why he did not interview her. I believe he views her as a bug on his shoe, and would have ripped her a new one. LOL

Not a huge Howard Stern fan, but he doesn't hold back : )

Julie's Chins said...

Parent and Alumna said...

Admin said -The crew is our family. They will always be a part of our family. Our kids love them. They are their Daddies.

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And these Daddies, as per the PA hearings, have never had background checks done on them. They were left alone with the boys in the bathroom and in the house (move to the new house episode), and the potty training episode.
October 28, 2011 2:06 PM



The first thing I thought of when I read this is, "Dear God, I hope this man didn't see the footage of Joel when he was explaining he has a weiner!" Could you just imagine this perv hitting rewind on that scene over and over?

And the potty chaor scenes. Oh my Lord.

This is all Kate's fault for exposing them to this and for there being ANY film footage. She exposed her kids to a pedophile for money and fame.

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

Again, catching up.. but can someone PLEASE explain to me WHY you think The View is having her lame butt on again? I just don't understand this, she is a nobody. Actually, worse, she is a woman pretending to be a normal mother, who is a VERY poor example of a normal mother, let alone person. Why?

Audible Click said...

So creepy said... Turkey Neck had clout with TLC at one time
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I've begun to think of her as Shar Pei neck. An orange tinted, skinny Shar Pei, wearing hooker heels and a wig made out of straw. Perfect Halloween costume for Kate...arf arf!

Westcoaster said...

I guess the kids did not get to participate in the Halloween carnival because Mommy Dearest was parading herself in NYC again. It's very sad how little they get to do outside of sleeping, eating, homework, riding the bus - I am very sorry for them. And on Monday, when Mommy Dearest is in NYC again, I simply cannot imagine her racing back for any neighborhood Halloween activity - she's afraid of crowds, the dark, being recognized - these kids simply do not have a normal life.

Queen of Exploitation said...

Why would anyone think Kate would be upset because a child pornographer had access to thousands of hours of video of her children?

She never cared before, so there's no reason to assume she'd care now.

Just Me said...

Sorry I'm late with Kate's newest post, but I see you had lots to keep you busy today.

There were no pictures today. Just more answers to the flock with the ever present !

Part 1 of 2 (her post is too long for blogger today apparently)

Ask Kate! Your Latest Questions Answered! Here We Go!


Bev S asks -
Q: What advice do you have for someone who wants to start running?
A: My advice is: Just start somewhere. Put on your running shoes, quit the excuses and go…
If that means walking on the treadmill for 15 minutes, do it. Increase the time and intensity a little bit everyday and most likely you’ll be addicted in no time! Once you see your body improvements and increased energy level, you’ll want to keep going! On days that you feel sluggish (like today for me!) give yourself a break but never let too many days go by without exercise because it’s easy to “slip out of the habit” even if you are addicted! :) good luck!
Q: Do the negative comments from people upset you or how do you handle them?
A: I am human and I have feelings so, yes, all negativity affects me to a certain degree. I don’t let it get to me though because everyone in the spotlight has haters and so they are pretty generic in that sense. You have your supporters and your haters. Fact of life. I try to turn the criticism around for the positive and work extra hard to succeed in everything I do not only for my kids and my own satisfaction, but to prove the haters wrong!
Generally, I have a thick skin and negative nonsense is just a buzz in my ear. I’m way too busy to care who said what to tear me down. The most apparent problem, as I see it, is what the hate from haters says about them and their lives, not what they are saying about me and my life!
Consider the source and move on…;)

Cindy asks -
Q: Just wondering, did all the extensions grow out, and do you love your “new” hair?
A: YES! I’ve been “extension-less” since January of this year! I am totally in love with having my “real” long hair again!!!! Thanks, Ted and Jason!!!!:)

Drenda wants to know -
Q: My boys are 5 and 11, almost 12 and I was wondering what chores your kids do and do you give an allowance?
A: We have a chore chart that I made a few years ago. There are 1-2 chores per child assigned each Sunday evening at dinner time. I write in their name with a dry erase marker and call them out each week when I rotate names. Examples:
- Clean table after dinner
- Clean floor after dinner
- Straighten shoes, book bags etc
- Clean up toys in family room and basement
- Take trash out
- Load dishwashers
- Empty dishwashers
- Straighten bathrooms

This chore chart works for us but the key to getting your kids to do chores is that YOU are consistent! :) Good luck!

Vicky asks -
Q: As my girls get older, I have noticed that the toy collection is starting to take over. Do you have any suggestions for organizing toys? What is your rule on toys?
A: Hi Vicky. To be honest, toys in this house fall into the “circle of life” or “survival of the fittest” category. In other words, most toys don’t last long enough to clutter the house because they break and are “pitched”. With that said, having two year old twins means you have doubles of clutter. When my kids were little, I didn’t allow toy duplication as much as possible and insisted even at 2 that they help clean up. I minimize toys in the kids rooms to this day. Each 7 year old has a plastic bin with a lid at the bottom of their bed and whatever fits into that bin, they can have in their room. Otherwise all toys go into the basement play room. Every holiday, we clean out toys – broken is thrown away and salvageable toys are donated. This helps to cut down on clutter too!
Hope this helps! Good luck!

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

Audible Click said...
Laurie said... She will claim that he was never a part of the "on scene (set)" crew and only woked from the editing offices which is why she doesn't know who he is.
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Exactly the point, when you continue to INSIST on filming your kids, after the child's father protests, with many many hours of footage being filmed for a one hour show, you BETTER have an understanding of the process of editing and that other people are viewing footage.

I am completely disgusted with Kate, and I see no redemption or understanding EVER of Kate understanding/CONSIDERING the potential or actual damage she has exposed the kids to EVER. (Sorry for the caps- I have had it with her.)

This woman never should have had 8 kids as she has never considered all of the factors that we as strangers are discussing. "The kids now want to be stars"- where will it ever stop with her exploiting her kids, and when will someone ever intervene? Hello Family Court Judge- Enough is enough!!

Just Me said...

Part 2 of 2

Sara asks -
Q: Do you ever get tired of driving that big bus? I would.
Is it hard to drive or is it easy for you after many years of driving??
A: I was originally scared of driving the BBB! I used to have to preplan where I’d park the night before and I’d lay awake stressing about it! Over the years, it has become second nature and it’s actually really easy to drive. It’s loud and feels like you’re driving a school bus, but for us it’s reality! A car with 10 seats!

Amy in the UK asks -
Q: I’m sure you must have a personal trainer to look as good as you do.(Do you? Or what’s your secret?)
Are you ever planning on coming to the UK?? To meet all your fans over here.
A: Hi Amy – I have never trained for ONE minute with a trainer but wish I could find one because I have so many questions! I am just learning as I go and have always had a “knack” for nutrition and excercise!
My secret is healthy eating and determination. All things in moderation and exercise hard! :)
Also, I’d love to have a reason to come to the UK and when I do, I’ll be there! As much as I’d love to plan a visit for fun, its not possible right now! :)

And finally, Lynn asks -
Q: Do you use a self tanner? If so, which one? Your skin is always so beautiful and you have an amazing glow about you.
A: thank you for the compliments but I’m not proud to admit that I use the tanning bed occasionally to get that glow! I am allergic to self tanners and spray tans and since I live in Pa, my only option is the “fake bake!” :(
It does help me get through the dark dreary winters here so that is another plus! :)

xoxo
K8

Grammy of nine said...

Kate is lying or just plain stupid to not know this person who was not just an editor, but a writer for her show. As long as the money train keeps stopping at her station, she is just lazy about protecting her little ATM's. I thought I was done with the Gosselin saga, but this just needs to be pursued. Liar, liar pants on fire suits Kate perfectly. How she has any support is beyond me. Just don't get it at all. Why is the View inviting her on again? Thought those women didn't like her. Even Barbara Walters inferred that it's time for Kate to go home to her kids. Two-faced, do you think?

Jon did finally see the light in all this mess, along with Jody and Kevin. They have been ripped apart by Kate for their efforts to stop the exploitation. Maybe now some of the former Kate supporters will see the light as well. We can hope. The "love of money" is the root of all evil. Pay attention, Kate, we all have your number.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Kids' chores include:
- Take trash out
- Load dishwashers
- Empty dishwashers

I'm calling bullshit on the dishwasher. The amount of trash on the other hand mus be huge with all the paper plates.

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

Yay Kate- You on the The View on Monday and for what?? ( I am responding to her twitter). Shame on The View!

From what i have seen, all Kate ever talks about is FOOD, RUNNING, and HER WEIGHT/CLOTHES/SIZE... with an occasional mention of her kids. She is always talking about traveling constantly, away from her kids, but they (2) can come if necessary to justify need to travel now that she is "broke". Joking of course.

Kate is seriously spiraling out of control- most recent photos are all of her yelling at kids, she looks like crap, has self-image issues, which seem to take precedence over the kids, and wants to be around them as little as possible.

Jon- Where are you? Hope to God he is doing something about this, although the Family Court Judge has not supported him one inch of the way, and they are HIS KIDS TOO!! I am really concerned at this point.

WalktheTalk said...

Did anyone else notice that Katie tried to change the subject after being confronted only
to disappear off the Tweeter? Also wondering who's house they stayed at in NC?

Amy2 said...

Some bloggers have been speculating whether she will or won't sue TLC over this pedophile. If she does sue (only going for the money), she risks exposing all the wrong decisions she has made that affected the children. Someone else upthread mentioned this also. And on top of that, we know how TLC burned Jon when he sued. They mashed him into little pieces.

She is between a rock and hard place now. Sue..she risks exposure. No Sue....risks not getting the money.

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

JudyK said...
Anonymous said... Kate will blame TLC and sue them for not protecting their family from people like this. This will be her way of getting back at them for canceling her show.

Mark it down. She will do this.
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Anonymous, you may well be correct, but whatever happened to PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY? She had the crew doing her job half the time...watching and supervising her kids...using them to do what she should have been doing herself if she weren't so damned lazy and if she didn't use every possible excuse to get away from them. Remember Alaska? Remember how she left w/ Steve for a couple of days and one of the children asked where she went? I do. The crew was "her family," so she left them with the crew. If she tries to do what you have suggested (and I wouldn't doubt it if she did), I hope it comes back to bite her in the butt big time. This is what we call Karma.
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God know what these kids have been put through, as Kate delegates her responsibilities to "babysitters" 4 times a week when she is home, let alone when she is NOT home. Who knows what goes on when she is traveling? Ashley quit, so she is now using strangers and seems fine with it. SUPER MOM.

Kate does as little as possible with her kids, unless she is in the mood, and we have no idea of what damages they have suffered under her lackadaisical attitude while away.

I am more concerned than ever for these kids, and will give it a rest for the night. I don't care if she vanished Jon, family, friends, etc... they need to step forward now! Enough damage has been done to these kids.

Anonymous said...

Radar-on-line is now covering the story and accepting comments. This will come to the attention of all the showbiz folks. No excuse now for the women on the View not to know about it and, if she turns up, to ask the tough questions. None of this "you poor thing, how are you feeling" nonsense.

bm

In the Neighborhood said...

She never cared before, so there's no reason to assume she'd care now.

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Exactly. What mother wouldn't INSIST on background checks on anyone (male and female) who came into contact with her children? I won't even let my children ride on school trips with anyone I don't know, even if it is the parent of a classmate. I don't know anything about them, their driving habits, or if they have a drinking problem. To think that Kate allowed the crew to be alone with her young children is just beyond belief. You just never know. Two years ago, a pediatrician in Delaware was arrested for raping and molesting children 100 kids over a time span of eleven years. He allegedly took the kids in a room alone to examine them. What parent in his or her right mind would allow this to happen? I don't care if it's a trusted physician, a clergyman, or whomever. These are OUR CHILDREN!

On another note, I just heard that TWC issued a winter storm warning for our area - 6 to 10 inches of snow starting tonight. I don't know if this is one of the end-of-the-world prophecies coming about, but we haven't had snowfall this early in the season since 1972. Trick or treating wearing snowpants and boots instead of costumes? I hope Kate doesn't venture outside in her toeless stilettos in this weather!

IsabellaB said...

Email The View at ABC and tell them - all of them - to ask the real questions on Monday. The fact that Kate says she never heard of the editor/writer of her show is ridiculous. Either that or she really is stupid and unaware. What an abnormal reaction (never heard of him) from a mother who suddenly (?) finds out that the hours of film footage of her children in private situations were closely observed and edited by a man just arrested for child pornography. But no, Kate has never had the common sense to protect her children. She should be ashamed of herself but instead, she now has a new reason to go on television and cry about being a victim. Just wait.

Mother of the Year said...

IsabellaB said

What an abnormal reaction (never heard of him) from a mother who suddenly (?) finds out that the hours of film footage of her children in private situations were closely observed and edited by a man just arrested for child pornography

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It isn't abnormal for Kate. A pedophile editor is a problem for her kids (and other people's kids), but not for her.

All she wants is to make sure she gets watched on next Monday's show. KATE is what matters to this woman, not her own children.

ME, ME, ME, ME. That's all that matters to her.

Susan B. said...

I doubt Kate can sue TLC. She likely signed a contract that stated somewhere that she can't sue them, even if her children are emotionally damaged or physically injured, up to and including death/suicide. All of these reality shows have sick contracts like that that sick people seeking fame sign without question.

Legally Blonde said...

when he sued. They mashed him into little pieces.

She is between a rock and hard place now. Sue..she risks exposure. No Sue....risks not getting the money.

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Anyone can file a complaint in a court of law. She needs proof, however, that anything happened. She has to prove damages, and she claimed on twitter that she never heard of this person. If that's true, her chances of any decision being made in her favor are slim to none. She didn't insist on background checks being done on anyone in the crew. What is worrisome is that we don't know if TLC has mandatory background checks written into these employees' contracts. Her only chance at winning such a case would be if TLC knew of this person's background, and recklessly put him in a position that he had access to children. Was there a state or federal law requiring TLC's employees to be background checked before they could work with children? She could file a case claiming negligence on the part of TLC, but then again, how would damages be awarded if she claims she never heard of this person?

My guess is that she will do nothing, knowing that she has little chance of proving a case, and in bringing a suit she would be admitting that she put those kids out there, risking their safety and welfare.

Clicker said...

Bm said: Radar-on-line is now covering the story and accepting comments. This will come to the attention of all the showbiz folks. No excuse now for the women on the View not to know about it and, if she turns up, to ask the tough questions. None of this "you poor thing, how are you feeling" nonsense.
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I disagree - this will just play right into K8's I'm-a-Victim Tour. They will mention it and K8 will tear up and say she had no control over who TLC hired and now SHE just can't sleep and is sooooo worried and blah blah sniff sniff. And the ladies will cluck in sympathy.

Marie said...

Since when does Kate own The View? It's not "my view ladies," it is "the view ladies," at least that is the correct English I have--not that I put too much into my English language as is!

And dish what out exactly? One of her awfully casserole dishes? I am going to assume that dishing it out means talking...but talk about what? There does not seem to be anything that Kate hasn't already talked about before. Why rehash the same thing over and over again? I guess Thew View likes beating a dead horse, is that it?

Administrator said...

You don't have to have proof that "something happened" when it comes to suing people for child porn.

The courts have already decided that possession of porn is enough to sue the pants off that person, or their agent like TLC--the harm is the possession itself. The child need not even know the person, the child need not have spent one second of time with them, the child need not have been touched or molested in any way, the parent need not have known the person or even so much as knew the existed. The detriment is the pornography.

In the past lawyers tried the "no child was harmed" argument and failed miserably.

I actually think Kate and Jon for that matter have a pretty decent lawsuit against TLC for negligence when it came to this, as well as perhaps emotional distress. Of course taking to Twitter to blow this off doesn't help her case. Nor does trying to stop a simple law requiring background checks of people who are going to work on your kiddie porn/show. This is what we mean by Karma. If she runs to a lawyer trying to squeeze a lawsuit out of this, you can bet the opposing side will dig up her cavalier tweets today. AH, Kate's gift of gab. Knew it would bite her in the butt eventually.

I'm in shock today. I thought things were finally fizzling out. Just when you think it's over, the plot thickens.

Anonymous said...

Clicker @ 4:17 PM

I appreciate your comment and you could be right. If the women on the View let her get away with that, they are worse than she is. They should, at least, remind her she is the mother and it is HER reponsibility to make sure her children are in a safe environment and are not being exploited by others; they have been exploited enough for one lifetime by her.

bm

Sport said...

Sorry for being judgmental, but that dude doesnt even pass the eyeball test. He looks like he spends his days driving an ice cream truck, looking for his lost puppy.

Administrator said...

Susan B., courts will not uphold contracts that don't allow any lawsuits even for injuries or death. You can only contract your liability away so much. If it gets to the point where you are trying to absolve yourself of any and all responsibility even negligence, courts won't allow that.

For instance, if I own a bungie jumping company, I can TRY to contract away all liability. And that MIGHT be upheld if an accident happens because of faulty equipment that you checked and triple checked and the company was always very reliable, or if you gave all the required instructions to the jumper and they ignored you, and so on. But if someone dies because I forgot to tie the rope to them, or the weather was so bad I never should have let them go out and jump and they got struck by lightening, or I never check my equipment and the rope was frayed,, the court is going to tear up my contract and tell me yeah right, you cannot contract away negligence.

There is no way to contract away liability for child porn, IF you are indeed liable, if it was indeed partly your neglience.

You can put it in your contract all day long and have people sign it all day long, but at the end of the day, no court is going to say that you can contract away your liability as to pedophiles.

WHETHER TLC will be found to bear any responsibility who knows. That's another matter. Can Kate sue for this and not worry about the contract she signed, you bet.

Administrator said...

Another example is Amazing Race. We all know they sign a lot of stuff. They sign away their lives should an accident happen on the race like say a car accident or someone falls off a horse or any kind of accidents that sometimes happen and it's no one's fault. But what Amazing Race can't do is say, hire someone they know has only flown 500 miles to fly everyone to the next destination and then he crashes and everyone dies. Or make people walk across a tight rope who have never done it before without wearing any safety equipment and they all fall to their deaths.

Negligence like this cannot be contracted away in a contract.

I think this kiddie porn guy may fall squarely into that category.

Administrator said...

I'm guessing Kate will say something like, I was assured by TLC/Figure 8 that everyone who worked for them was lovely and wonderful and background checks simply weren't necessary.

Also I think this guy worked for Figure 8. If she's going to sue she should sue them too.

In the Neighborhood said...

I'm guessing Kate will say something like, I was assured by TLC/Figure 8 that everyone who worked for them was lovely and wonderful and background checks simply weren't necessary.

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Yeah, just like the trusted Delaware pediatrician was a wonderful, lovely, and caring physician, well-liked in the community.

anger issues kate said...

Oh please Kate, you don't remember that guy who edit your shows? You were TLC's Golden Girl. But of course this is Kate Gosselin,, a person who can't remember what she said 5 min ago, she contradicts herself. Of course she has met Bill Blankenship he was the editor of both shows, Kate the idiot can't remember.
And didn't Kate or her sheeple say that prevs and peds don't watch JK8 or K8? Peds and prevs always watch any TV, movie, commercial that has kids in it, that goes for kids pics in newspapers, mags etc. Those twisted sick freaks get off on a kid wearing a swimsuit, sitting on a potty, or changing a diaper. But Kate is so blinded by the Fame light, she does not believe it. Perhaps that is why she tweeted that she did not know him(tryin to save face, so mybe Jon won't come back on her about this), she can't remember what has taken place over the last 7 years, or she can't believe this has happened in her twisted world.

Dallas Lady said...

People on Twitter think they're including The View in their tweets by adding @theview, but their twitter address is @theviewtv.

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

To add fuel to the fire, how much did Kate let the "crew" film in her absence. Never mind all of the film that hit the floor? And she was a "producer"? TLC is a big corporation. Background checks should clearly have been done in my opinion, but even after Jon noted his concerns, Kate continued filming. What are her liabilities?

I am glad she sloughed off on any concerns about the filming crew or editors, as she clearly never had her kids' best interests in place from the get-go. "They are like daddies to the kids." If anyone should be awarded damages, IT SHOULD BE THE KIDS, NOT KATE.

Any person on the planet knows, putting small children on TV exposes them to danger/damage and Kate denied and poo-poo'd this for years. Jon on the hand tried to stop the filming acknowledging the dangers, but Kate forged ahead in Court, demanding to film her kids.

Not sure she will have a leg to stand on, for any future lawsuits, as her own husband pointed out the obvious to her, and she made light of it. In that respect, TLC could use that against her, and they have guns.

But I think Admin has some validity here are well. To be honest, I think there will be long term consequences of this show, and the pressure put on the 6+2 and I think we will be hearing about this for years to come.

Just makes the point that this blog was valid from day one in our concerns for the kids.

In the Neighborhood said...

The courts have already decided that possession of porn is enough to sue the pants off that person, or their agent like TLC--the harm is the possession itself. The child need not even know the person, the child need not have spent one second of time with them, the child need not have been touched or molested in any way, the parent need not have known the person or even so much as knew the existed

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Interesting. A similar case here was thrown out of court because the perp never came into physical contact with the children and therefore the plaintiffs could not file for punitive or compensatory damages because there were no...well, damages.

As a parent, wouldn't you be worried beyond belief, knowing that this person had access to film of your children in private situations, such as potty training, and you never saw what film was taken to that person for editing? Just knowing that this person was viewing your children would be enough to make you sick to your stomach.

Kate said that reality kids aren't actors, just being filming in their own environment. Then why was this pedophile employed as a writer? Why did they need a writer?

TLC ship is sinking said...

IsabellaB said...Email The View at ABC and tell them - all of them - to ask the real questions on Monday.
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It would be great if we could compile all the reference links, additional information (Paul Petersen's efforts, Blankinship's resume, etc.), various related quotes, changes to PA child labor laws, etc. that have been posted in this thread and add them to the top with admin's original blog post. Right now, they are scattered throughout this thread among various comments. Many of us here know this but the general public, including the media, do not. With this updated blog post, it would now be a good source to email or tweet The View and its hosts filled with factual information, not an opinion piece. Then, they would have some factual information to work with to ask some real questions.

Just sending them the link to the article isn't good enough as it only mentions The Learning Channel, failing to show his connection to child-involved reality tv shows. This doesn't even show up when I check for news about Kate Gosselin.

I don't trust the media to properly investigate and put all this information together. How often have they sided or sympathized with Kate? I think it has to do with them not really watching the show or paying as much attention as many of us do here. Instead, they get their information from what Kate and her PR person feed them.

This doesn't concern just Kate. It concerns all reality tv shows with children involved. How many others are out there working on reality tv like this guy? Other reality tv parents should be alarmed by this as well, not just the Gosselins, Hayes, or the Duggars. There are no federal regulations to require mandatory background checks for anyone involved with working with children on reality tv. It should be anyone who has access to the children physically or has access to their uncensored footage.

Administrator said...

And, you really have to question a man who the vast majority of his work involves kids and families. Sorry, it's 2011, you do.

His IMDB lists just ONE show that did not involve a family with kids. Jon and Kate, 19 Kids and Counting, Table for 12, Six For the Road a short lived show about a family who home schools, Time Machine a show about helping families schedule.

Why as a writer hasn't he done a wide variety of projects? Why is he in SUCH a niche area, reality TV about kiddies?

I would bet money that the men working on this show who are NOT pedophiles and DO have good intentions, have a wide variety of filmography of all kinds of shows, not just kiddie shows.

If TLC gave a darn about their kids, they would have a heart to heart with him about what his interest is in this very niche area. And they would keep a close eye on all their employees--what's being done in the editing room, what tapes are going in and out.

Also the idea that he was an online editor.....that's the guy that puts up all those little bonus extra clips they have, right? Joel's broken lollypop and all those gems? Sounds like this guy's JOB was to weed through hundreds of hours of footage and splice together cute 2 minute clips. Gross.

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