In the wake of Robert Hoffman's tell-all book about Kate Gosselin, others who have dirt on the former reality star are now feeling that it's finally safe to step forward with further evidence that Kate's a shameless opportunist and an awful mom.
One such former ally is Kate's ex-best friend, Beth Carson. Not only was Beth there for Kate throughout the raising of eight toddlers and her divorce from Jon Gosselin, she also helped write Kate's memoir, Million Little Blessings.
In fact, Carson, says she did "all the writing," but Kate then tried to prevent her from receiving a penny of the book's profits.
Carson says she had to hire a lawyer in order to get paid, but Kate then cut her out of her life.
Beth claims that she's kept quiet up to this point out of concern for the kids. Now that they're a little bit older, though, we can apparently expect a lot of folks who have been burned by Kate to tell their stories:
"I used to get calls regularly with offers to tell behind the scenes stuff," says Carson. "A lot of people who worked for Kate knew a lot of stuff and every single person said no. It's a tribute to the character and integrity of those who helped her. It's also a testament to Kate's character for not keeping them in her life."
Remarkably, however, Carson blames fans of Jon & Kate Plus 8 for turning Kate into the abusive mom and fame obsessed monster she's become:
"I think society has to take some responsibility, because every single person who tuned in cannot turn around now and criticize her. You're essentially patting her on the back, so who are you to turn around and say she's gone too far."
Hear that, America? It's your fault Kate Gosselin is a horrible mother! For shame.