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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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91.

Sara    

Stick him in jail, the kids and Kate will be better off.

1742 days ago
92.

Lisa    

I think Jon is acting like a big a hole, however, TLC is suing him for breach of contracting saying he was on The Insider, Entertainment tonight...lalalal .. WHAT about Kate.. She is always on The Today Show. She appeared for 2 days on the View.. how is that not the same..
I think all parties.. TLC included should work this out privately.. These poor little children are the ones who are paying for it!!!

1742 days ago
93.

shoot1    

You gotta be kiddin' me: Jon is the problem not TLC. Everything was fine with Jon until he started partying at all hours with barely of age young ladies. Drinking, shooting off his mouth and breaching his contract. Jon has only Jon to blame. As for making money look at Jons behavior. He signed a deal with ET to film his kids at their b.day party and the weekend he had them. He was paid for interviews he had no permission to do. ALL the while he said hes being a father and getting the cameras off the kids he had ET and others filming them every time he had custody. The times he didnt he would call them up to let them know his plans for the day. He invited them shopping for his kids gifts and cake. Jon did this all by himself. TLC only announced the change in the show after Jon had gone off the deep end. He wants to make a show with Lohan and company so bad he is willing to resort to anything to get it. He is now a thief and owes a ton, and that is a drop in the bucket if he tries to fight TLC. The tapes with his own words seal the case for TLC. Jon made it easy to be sued. If any of us breached a contract we would be sued. Jon is in very deep trouble and his lawyer is to. Jon needs to fire him, come clean and take responsibility for what he has done. Plead no contest and pay up before it gets so costly he will be in debt the rest of his life. No honest lawyer will take this case against the best in the country. Too much evidence to find in favor of Jon.

1742 days ago
94.

Padrig    

I have yet to find someone that can tell me how TLC has ruined these kids life. We all work for money for our family. If Kate only wanted to hoard the money I don't know why she spends money for the kids to go to a private school, and I don't see how having them taped a few hours a week is so horrible..protective services? I can only imagine how chaos would reign if they took all children on TV. Where would we put them? These adorable children are not spending hours learning lines to do a show but somehow they deserve to be classified as abused? Give me a break. All the bad press is happening outside TLC by Jon and Kates choice to talk. Do people really think these kids are gonna grow up saying "Mom, how come you made us go to a tea party..how dare you.." Save your energy for real abused kids

1742 days ago
95.

Kate    

Yeah, filming of the kids is supposedly Sooooo detrimental to them (as spoken by Jon to Larry King) - yet he had a film crew at the house, by his request, from E! / The Insider for the twins 9th birthday party a couple of weeks ago...

Do as I say, not as I do, eh Jon?

1742 days ago
96.

shoot1    

Lisa: It's different because Kate followed the contract and had permission from TLC to talk to the press. Jon threw the contract out the window and then threw his kids under the ET bus. He just took the money from ET and others that would allow him to lie and lie even when the truth was staring him in the face.

1742 days ago
97.

ecco6t9    

Hopefully something runs over these two, if only one dies then hopefully it's Kate.

1742 days ago
98.

maggie    

For all the viewers who hate Kate, well besides Jon lieing, her own brother and that so called Christian Jodi sold out to the paps for money. None of them are above of the money they all made. If I was Kate, I would get a very very simple little job, sit on my behind, sign up for every welfare program possible and let the dirt bag and his cronies pay the child support, medical etc for the next 12 years. Jodi is trolling today, defending her reputation, sorry Jodi, we caught you last year making your money and 5 minutes of fame. You should be ashamed of yourself.

1742 days ago
99.

Caranado    

Un Bee Wee Ba Bull - the goony expression on his face says it all.... Can I please turn on the TV, Radio, or Inrenet without this being up front and center! A little bit of money can obviously wake up the sleeping fool in anybody...

1742 days ago
100.

Sherry    

why was there a clause that stated"if the defendent conducts himself in ...... This was when Jon and Kate were still together so why does it not say "If either one conducts themselves" TLC set it up right from the start. They are just a bunch of horses stampeding over anyone who dare to challenge them.

1742 days ago
101.

Ric    

Good God! Does anybody really even give a crap about these people?? I'm sick to death of 'em!!

1742 days ago
102.

jen    

TLC- you are suin this man because he is taking away from your money. I honestly hope this network goes belly up....they dont care about the welfare of the kids or family....they care about the money

1742 days ago
103.

COLONEL KERNEL    

Simone, Every single one of your comments bores the hell out of me. GO GET A FRIGGIN JOB AND STOP BLOGGING! YOUR'RE ANNOYING! AND JON GOSSELIN IS THE KING OF ALL TOOLS AND DOUCHES. yaaaawwwwwwnnnnnn

1742 days ago
104.

baby    

EVERYONE SAYS THEY NEED TO TAKE THE KIDS OFF THE AIR, AND LIVE THEIR LIFE, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE KIDS HAVING A SHOW AND MAKING MONEY, EVEN IF KATE WENT BACK TO WORK AS A NURSE, SHE WOULD NOT MAKE ENOUGH MONEY TO FEED AND CLOTHE 8 KIDS I KNOW CAUSE I AM A NURSE AS WELL!
MANY FACTORY WORKERS MAKE MORE MONEY THAT NURSES DO. AT LEAST THEY ARE NOT ON WELFARE.

everyone makes fun of kate of she has fancy vehicles, well she has vans, and they are not fancy, but yet that piece of crap jon has the money to buy his hoe hailey a bmw, and himself, last i checked you cant get 8 kids in them! and when kate was talking about a diamond ring, SHE SAID AT SOME POINT, she didnt say she was running out to buy one.

kate is a single mon with a looser of a husband, and has been dumped, she is working hard to try and keep her kids with nice things and people want to down her for that, in all the episodes i have seen she needs to tell jon what to do look at what the idiot done on his own! Ran around drunk in bars spending those kids money on whores. i dont see kate spening 65k to buy her bf a car or 27k to buy her bf a diamond ring!

i hope she goes for full custody, and keeps them away from his flavor of the month. with his eratic behavior he prolly has been cheating on kate ever since they been married.

KATE YOUR NOT THE ONLY WOMAN TO BE DUMPED OFF WITH THE KIDS, YOUR HUSBAND WAS A LOOSER, AND STAY STRONG AND KEEP DOING WHAT YOU CAN IN THESE TOUGH TIMES TO HAVE MONEY FOR YOUR KIDS! GOD BLESS YOU!

1742 days ago
105.

Jon's a grwon man...he did this to himself!    

TMZ, is there any way to find out when Jon renewed his contract with TLC as I suspect it was back in October '09 when Jon claims the marriage ended. We do not know when the scene at the end of last season was filmed where Jon seems to not want to renew but Kate wants to go on. Yet, he apparently relented and signed. Then, it appears that in January he returned to Park City with Cara where he hit the hot spots. I'm sure lots of people were more than interested in undermining his marriage while he was interacting by himself. He has admitted he returned home and INFORMED Kate that he was going out with his friends, something he NEVER did once the kids came. Typical of a passive/agressive, it's all or nothing and out of the blue. Just as he suddenly told TLC they couldn't film, he suddenly TOLD (no adult discussion)Kate what he was doing, which is not a good marriage/relationship strategy.

Jon showed the world his "mature" reaction to TLC. I'm sure TLC has access to bigger guns than Jon. He should have just finished out the contract and moved on. He has been shown to twist the truth, if not out right lie, to justify his behavior. He just gave the big guns more ammo to chrush him with. It was clear to anyone with a brain that his refusal to let TLC continue with the show was NOT about the kids but about Jon and only Jon.

Wonder how he responds to Mady when she keeps "tattling" on Mom? Allowing this to continue is doing Mady no favors and is abusive in itself.

1742 days ago
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