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Jon Gosselin is having the worst week ever.
TLC is suing Gosselin for breach of his Jon & Kate Plus 8 contract.
According to the lawsuit filed in Maryland (where Discovery Communications is based), TLC claims Gosselin violated his contract by accepting deals with others shows such as Entertainment Tonight and The Insider to appear on a regular basis without their permission.
In June, TLC asked both Kate and Jon to refrain from making public statements regarding the show, the divorce or each other for 45 days.
Gosselin, under an exclusive contract with TLC, failed to do so and signed a lucrative agreement with the CBS-syndicated gossip shows, never shying away from discussing whatever was on his mind regarding his situation at home.
In the case of Kate, the network granted her permission to appear on other shows, including her co-hosting gig on The View in September. TLC is seeking compensatory damages from Gosselin along with returning the income he made as a resulting of breaching his contract.
Gosselin’s attorney, Mark Jay Heller, issued a statement regarding the lawsuit.
"Apparently, TLC has elected to initially litigate this case in the Court of Public Opinion, rather than the Circuit Court for Montgomery County Maryland because neither Jon nor I have been served with legal pleadings or informed by TLC of the instant litigation,” said Heller. "Remarkably, instead, I read the alleged Complaint on the Internet, since it would appear that Discovery and TLC chose to pander and publicize their weak, feeble and baseless claim to the media rather than providing the Defendant with appropriate notice through the traditional judicial process.”
You had to know it was only a matter of time before TLC would step in and try to resolve the nightmare they created once and for all. I don’t know what’s going to be messier; his lawsuit with TLC or his divorce from Kate.
All of this comes after a Pennsylvania judge ordered Gosselin to return $180,000 to a joint bank account that he had with Kate.
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