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Jon Gosselin's not giving up on his eight children.

In an exclusive interview with E! News' Alicia Quarles, the divorced father of eight said he's concerned about leaving his children in Kate Gosselin's care. "I want temporary primary custody until Kate goes on a psychiatric evaluation," he said, claiming that his ex-wife "instill fear" and "controls" their kids.

Kate, 38, appeared with twins Mady and Cara, 13, on the Jan. 20 cover of People, where they gave readers an update on their family's life after Kate Plus 8 went off the air in 2011. "That article is total f---king bulls--t. I really think that was edited using Mady and Cara as the source," Jon alleged.

People Magazine, Kate Gosselin

People Magazine

He argued that Kate is "trying to win [the twins'] favoritism by making them look like a bad person."

After the magazine hit stands, Kate took her elder daughters on a press tour that included TV appearances on NBC's Today and ABC's The View. Asked how they handled their parents' divorce, Mady replied, "Honestly, it wasn't hard for us. I think it was harder for [our mom], definitely. It didn't really affect me and we still saw both parents. We were little, we were like 8 or 9, so we knew what was going on, but we didn't see the stuff [in the media]."

For more from Quarles' exclusive interview with Jon, tune in to E! News tonight at 7 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.

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