Kate Gosselin didn’t just set strict rules for her eight children—she also set firm guidelines for the film crews that were in the Gosselin home to film the family’s reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8. Robert Hoffman, author of the tell-all book, Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World, claims that Kate handed out a rule book to the crew members assigned to work on the show—regulating where the crew could eat, wear shoes and even go to the bathroom!
“She treats us like s**t. She treats the kids like s**t,” a crew member told Hoffman in the book. “She’s rude to everyone. Nothing surprises me anymore with her.”
Kate Gosselin reportedly gave a rule book to the film crew of her reality show. (WENN)
Although Kate once likened her reality show film crew to “family” during a 2011 appearance on The Talk, her list of rules made it clear that the crew was far from family, as Kate insisted they stay as far from her, Jon and the kids as possible unless they were filming. The crew was required to stay in a provided apartment in between scenes.
“Specific door use- side double doors on left side of house- enters into basement- no other doors in house to be used by crew members AT ALL please,” Kate’s rule book reportedly read, according to Radar Online. “Absolutely no smoking or drinking alcohol on our entire property (or on the road in front of our house).”
Kate also specified that crew members were not to enter her house to use the bathroom. They were only permitted to use the bathroom in the crew apartment. The mother of eight was also very strict when it came to keeping her floors clean.
“No shoes in house or apt at any time,” she wrote. “Shoe booties (that have NOT been worn outside!) or no shoes. Period.”
A nanny that used to work for Kate recently spoke out on how hard it was to work for the reality TV star. In an interview with E! News last month, the nanny detailed what life was like in Kate’s house for her staff.
"We always had to refer to the manual because it listed her pet peeves," the nanny said. "You couldn't put anything on the ground. You had to put shoes in a certain spot. You couldn't close doors loudly. You could only vacuum during certain times of the day if she was home."