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Gosselin to TLC: I'm 'Unsophisticated'

11/11/2009 8:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jon Gosselin has fired back at TLC ...attacking the network that's trying to get an injunction prohibiting him from making dough on shows other than TLC.

Gosselin wants the contract he made with TLC declared invalid on grounds it's unconscionable -- translation: Jon had no lawyer or manager when he sat down with TLC and inked the deal.

The best part -- Gosselin refers to himself as "an unsophisticated father of eight." He claims the deal was so bad ... he and his family only pulled in $2,000 an episode at the beginning. That's $200 a head.

Gosselin also claims TLC violated child labor laws.

Gosselin claims if TLC gets the injunction he'll be "unable to earn a living as a television personality, and therefore be precluded from supporting his eight children, whereas Plaintiff (TLC) currently has its show on 'indefinite hiatus.''

What Jon didn't say in his legal response -- how he'll deal with TLC's claim that he derailed the show by mounting what the network believes is a phony objection. If a judge buys TLC's claim it could cost Jon millions in damages.

And TLC wants Jon to cough up all the loot he made by selling his life to all the shows and websites over the last few months.

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31.

Nikki    

Him a TV personality for that you have to have a likeable appeal with people and lets face it jon you don't

1716 days ago
32.

Donna    

Now, Kate has a contract with TLC also & she is on their 'good side', so what about all her tv appearances & cashing in??
TLC allows her to continue to bash Jon on that show, so who is right or wrong?
TLC needs to just end this show for-ever, stop cashing in on young children who didn't ask to be in front of cameras. Thats all they know now, cameras, tv, cameramen in their home, trips being 'known'etc... I really wonder if they have any friends on the outside or how they will adjust when this all goes away. Jon & Kate both need to get real jobs,stay off tv... sell the 'free' house & live within their means.
There are many of us parents out there with just as many or more children and we have jobs, own homes & pay taxes & take care of our children..if we can all do it, then they should be able to also.
Get real lives Jon & Kate instead of exploiting your children the way you both have.

1716 days ago
33.

genny    

Get a real job to support your family just like the rest of us do....

1716 days ago
34.

radarluv    

When is this idiot ever going to man up? I hope Kate does not go back with him, he has TOO much baggage and issues.

1716 days ago
35.

somadude    

TLC - Child exploiters and marriage destroyers
Jon - a-hole

I'm on team "children not on TV anymore, living normal lives"... what team is that?

1716 days ago
36.

misslazy    

Maybe Jon can team up with Joe jackson and have MJ support him. LOL

1716 days ago
37.

Shirley    

Jon, what a dirt bag. TLC pays you millions of dollars to play with your children and pays for your expenses, and you diss them. You say you apologize to Kate for your behavior, then you turn around and say she'd be Cruela DeVille if she were to play a cartoon character. You a liar and fake. Grow up, follow the contract you signed, and stop sabotaging Kate's ability to earn a living. If you think you're calling yourself an "on-camera celebrity" as a way to earn a living, please, you're full of yourself. You're on-camera cause you're a joke. No one would hire you full time. I'm an x TV exec, so I know.

1716 days ago
38.

kim    

Jon is AN IDIOT.. Tv Personality? He was only on TV because of TLC.. he was UNEMPLOYED BEFORE THIS SHOW. TLC is not allowing him to make a living? TLC is what helped him get on tv in the first place. What a dumb ass. He needs to get a real job just like everyone else, and pay child support just like everyone else.. and we all need to stop watching and reading on him.

1716 days ago
39.

Sharyl    

Jon hate to tell you this.You were never A TV Personality Anyways. The only thing you were and still are is a CRYBABY!!!!!!!!

1716 days ago
40.

dmb    

JON IS SOOO DUMB...THE ONLY PERSON'S MAKING MONEY WILL BE HIS LAWYERS AND THEY USUALLY BLEED YOU DRY. JON IS SO DELUSIONAL

1716 days ago
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dmb    

JON IS SOOO DUMB...THE ONLY PERSON'S MAKING MONEY WILL BE HIS LAWYERS AND THEY USUALLY BLEED YOU DRY. JON IS SO DELUSIONAL

1716 days ago
42.

Donna    

Jon & Kate are BOTH big time LOSERS !!!!!

1716 days ago
43.

KateG1    

Jon, no one wants to see you do anything but be a father to your eight children - stay off the TV - go home - be a father - that is the only thing we want to see you do!

1716 days ago
44.

Jessica    

I wonder if anyone in the court room will have a straight face when "an unsophisticated father of eight" presents this as his defense.

1716 days ago
45.

Nancy    

I wish there was an option for Team Enough of Jon & Kate already. GO AWAY, Both of you!

1716 days ago
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