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TLC to Jon -- Pants on Fire!

10/16/2009 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a copy of the lawsuit TLC just filed against Jon Gosselin, and the network is essentially saying Jon is a liar by now claiming he stopped production because he's concerned about the welfare of his kids -- TLC says Jon is concerned about the welfare of Jon.

Jon Gosselin -- Launch docs

According to the suit, filed by Paul Gaffney of the law firm of Williams & Connolly in DC, the day TLC recast the show as "Kate Plus 8," Jon's lawyer contacted TLC and demanded that they release him from the "exclusivity" provision of the contract, even though Jon was still drawing a full salary. The suit claims Jon's laywer gave an ultimatum -- either release him from the exclusivity clause within one hour, or Jon would block the filming of the TLC show on grounds it was "detrimental to his children."

TLC notes Jon never uttered a peep about how bad the show was for his kids, until it affected his pocketbook.

And, TLC claims Jon is pulling in some serious bucks from "Entertainment Tonight" -- aka "Entertainment Something."

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Amy    

YEA TLC! Go after everything Jon has or ever will have. Leave him broke and broken. If you combine financial ruin with the jail sentence he deserves for hacking Kates personal computer and cell phone, maybe he will go so far away we will never hear from him again.

GO TEAM KATE!!!

1770 days ago
17.

Simone    

Don't call the kids names, they are the most innocent ones in all of this.

1770 days ago
18.

Simone    

Amy - you're a bit delusional there.

1770 days ago
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jenn    

Did anyone stop and think that when Jon "was" under contract that TLC bribed him and her into thinking and saying that "the children are fine" bs line of crap. If you watched the show from the start you know, Jon and Kate were just a married couple that the wife was a *itch and he was a tool. All that money and fame ruined that couple, we just love watching a train wreck. As for the kids, Jon and Kate need to get their greedy heads out of their asses for the sake of the eight!!

1770 days ago
20.

kml    

Can't we send all these reality shows and stars to the glue factory? People are famous for doing nothing but defining the terms of deuschbaggery. I'm tired of this!! Get child services in this!

1770 days ago
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pollynoo    

Don't call the kids names? Are you serious? They're out there, they're free to made fun of...the little douchey trolls.

1770 days ago
22.

Toune    

start running Jon....your SCAM is about to blow....it's all about the money with Jon...never been about his kids who he SAYS he cares and loves...yeah right sure!!

1770 days ago
23.

Simone    

It's called having a heart. Try it sometime.

1770 days ago
24.

sanity    


You Kate haters need stop making this into a contest. Are you trying to make Jon look better by proving to everybody that Kate is worse - or are you just so obsessed with her that every time anybody mentions Jon you have to talk about Kate? It's kind of weird and pathetic to keep defending Jon's actions to try to elevate Kate AND it makes you lose any credibility you might have when talking about Kate.

1770 days ago
25.

Simone    

How would you like it if someone insulted your kids? Grow up.

1770 days ago
26.

tomato and chili    

___Sugarloves-C O M___the rich laddy and men who are rich and successful to support and pamper youwho will treat you like a king and for sugar babies who are attractive and young to seek a generous benefactor to mentor and take care of you!!

1770 days ago
27.

Simone    

I'm sick of people praising Kate - she's not the greatest thing since sliced bread. She had a plan to make people pay for her kids LONG before they were born. She is greedy and selfish.

1770 days ago
28.

MamaGray    

pollynoo...WHat an awful thing to say! Wow you are spending way too much time obsessing over Jon and Kate to spew such filthy comments. Maybe you should sign off the computer for a while and take a deep breath. My goodness you have issues.

1770 days ago
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QE2    

Say what you want against Kate, she is not the one getting sued by TLC for breach of contract. She is not the one who now has to pay more huge legal fees--and possibly damages--and therefore taking more money away from what should be uaed to raise 8 kids. That's all Jon. Facts are facts.

1770 days ago
30.

Cat    

Love it, love it, love it. Can't wait to see him get his and end up in the gutter, in jail or maybe NOW he'll kill himself like he said he would a while back. Can't stand him. He's a liar, a cheater, a thief, just all around disgusting. GO TLC!!!!!! GO KATE!!!!!!!

1770 days ago
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