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TLC to Jon Gosselin -- Sue You!!!

10/16/2009 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jon GosselinTLC is dropping the legal hammer on Jon Gosselin -- filing a lawsuit against the guy for breaching his contract on "Jon & Kate Plus 8."

In the suit, filed Friday in Maryland, the network claims Jon was contracted to be an "exclusive" employee -- but broke his deal when he began taking money to appear on other shows and talking about "Jon & Kate" without proper permission.

Jon has appeared as a guest on all sorts of shows lately -- most recently appearing on "Entertainment Tonight."

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Miss Mary    

Way to go TLC!! Jon Gosselin is a pouty little worm who cares nothing about his kids. But he sure does care about his wallet. And he has hired an attorney who couldn't talk his way out of a paperbag (after I saw him on Nancy Grace). Jon went cheap instead of hiring the best like Kate did. Jon Gosselin needs to be squished like a bug!

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32.

Mary    

Finally TLC! Thank you! It's about time . . . Jon is all about Jon

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33.

Toune    

27. And KATE was having an affair for MONTHS. She's so freaking evil, you people have no clue. The kids are scared of her.

Posted at 10:31AM on Oct 16th 2009 by Simone

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You got some inside PROOF that kate was cheating for months Simone....obviously your totally OUT TO LUNCH, especially if your supporting that waste of a man they call Jon!

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steve    

Remember when TLC used to broadcast educational programs? TLC sucks because they got infected by the "reality" TV disease. Jon is a douche because only douches have managers when they have no talent. Kate is a biotch because... well, her haircut would offend a three-year-old with down syndrome. Peace, I'm out.

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Jarrod    

Ok if you read the contract "LEGALLY" Jon didn't violate it as long as he wasn't paid for any of those interviews. Oh and newspaper and magazines don't count.
This is stupid for TLC to try and sue, because of 2 reasons.
The first is that they are getting may to much mileage out of this for this dumb ass show that nobody cares about, and second, Jon hasn't done anything different that Kate's TV Whining!

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36.

dan    

Jon is ruining his families future..Opportunities to make the money their making doesn;t come around often..In afew months they'll be a memory.athe only offers he'll have coming a faking it on WWE..10 years from now he'll be sick over his immaturity..The atty's will end uo with 70% of their money.I feel for the children

1645 days ago
37.

Simone    

It's common knowledge, Steve is a waste of a body guard.

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Grannie M    

I'd like to know if they have paid income taxes on all these freebies they received all this time?

1645 days ago
39.

beeswax    

Wasn't his original purpose in life to get himself out of the limelight? I have come to the conclusion that if he calls someone out as a liar they are so telling the truth. Secondly, he thinks he is a celebrity and therefore is entitled to lead a celebrity lifestyle. Last but not least, he has no smarts when it comes to picking friends, girlfriends or lawyers. I hope he stole enough money to leave the country. This guy has thrown himself in a ring of fire.

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Ha THE TEACHER was taught a lesson    

NEVER slap the hand that feeds you!

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Ha THE TEACHER was taught a lesson    

When is this grown man and Dad going to learn that his actions have consequences? And that said actions also effect his children's well being.

If he thought about them first and foremost, above him or money, he'd not be so impulsive and out of control. He has no boundaries in his life, he just thinks he is entitled everything at the cost of anyone to get it. He does not care who he hurts!

What a selfish jerk! He has no character at all and the personality of a lawn gnome!

1645 days ago
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Extravagantly-Creative    

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Dude! . . . . You had everyone behind you & basically eating out of your hands after "J&K + 8 Viewers" watched the way Kate always treated & spoke to you while on the show.

But, then you went to the wayside - way quick !!


Drop the "Michael Lohan-Representation!"

Hire a well-known celebrity "Public Relations Firm" to repair your image.

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43.

Extravagantly-Creative    

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Dude! . . . . You had everyone behind you & basically eating out of your hands after "J&K + 8 Viewers" watched the way Kate always treated & spoke to you while on the show.

But, then you went to the wayside - way quick !!


Drop the "Michael Lohan-Representation!"

Hire a well-known celebrity "Public Relations Firm" to repair your image.

.

1645 days ago
44.

Tamara    

This whole thing is stupid. Jon deserves this. The reason we see Kate is because she at least is honoring her contract with TLC by getting the okay to do shows which btw has only been on news programs some of those appearance have been a direct result of Jon's appearance. Why have we not seen Kate doing some of the samethings Jon is doing maybe because she has no desire to go out to bars drinking, she isn't wanting to date other men.

Jon is pathetic he may not be under contract now but he is still in breach because he broke away from it and made threats. I agree that everything was cool until he wasn't getting a paycheck (Greedy).

Jon could not afford to take care of those 8 kids if it wasn't for TLC nor would those kids be able to do the things they have been able to experiance if it wasn't for the paycheck Jon and Kate recieve from TLC. The average couple with 2 kids have both parents working just to make 70k that is 35k a year per person and barely making it imagine providing for 8 and this is the least expensive time of a childs growing up years.

We do not see what happens when the cameras are off but I will say Kate appears during the interview part of the show calmer, much nicer and less stressed. There where 9 kids in that home not 8. Jon should go to the mountians ALONE or a mans retreat without WOMEN and re-examine the last 5 years, his marriage, do some soul searching would do him some good. BTW Jon is not sexy, handsome, or even cute they only thing he was good for making some really cute kids. Jon needs to grow up and act like a responsible husband and father. Go back to work after a retreat instead of making life harder for his children and Kate.

1645 days ago
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Ha THE TEACHER was taught a lesson    

Hey Jon, hope that HOSTILE taste for revenge was worth it!

You are getting everything you deserve, sad thing is, those children did not deserve any of this, you were reckless with them and THAT is unforgivable in A LOT of eyes!

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