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Jon Gosselin -- Backed Into a Corner

12/18/2009 1:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jon Gosselin is in immediate financial trouble now that his divorce from Kate Gosselin is final ... because he got nailed with huge child support payments and has no real way of paying ... sources tell TMZ.

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We've learned under the arbitrator's award, Jon must make huge child support payments -- we're told 5 figures a month. And here's the problem. TLC has now shut down Jon's ability to take outside jobs. The irony -- he did himself in.

We've also learned Jon was charged every penny of the $235,000 that he withdrew from their joint account. That amount was deducted from his piece of the settlement.

As for Jon's claim that Kate should be docked for money she withdrew ... we've learned Jon struck out. The arbitrator determined every penny she withdrew was for the benefit of the kids.

Under the terms of the divorce decree, Kate has primary custody and Jon gets visitation -- both Jon and Kate agreed to that in advance. And, they agreed, neither party would get spousal support.

Score a big one for Mark Momjian, Kate's lawyer.


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46.

Makenna    

He did it to himself. He is so arrogant and thinks he knows it all. He proudly says his therapist said he went back to acting like a 21 year old over night. Reality check Jon, it was nothing to be proud of.

Time to grow up!

1706 days ago
47.

jus'sayin    

I think they both lost......as so the children too.

1706 days ago
48.

Bubbles    

I think TLC is awful. They should let Jon out of his contract so that he can go earn a living. Why should he still be under contract to TLC when the show has been cancelled? TLC lets Kate work, but not Jon. That's ridiculous.

Kate treated Jon like garbage, and now TLC is trying to destroy him. They made milions off of Jon Gosselin's family. Now they are trying to destroy the father of those eight kids. I am not watching TLC or Kate ever again.

1706 days ago
49.

Poindexter    

I think Jon and Kate are both a-holes.

1706 days ago
50.

cedVent    

He is SOOOOO stupid...

1706 days ago
51.

DD    

DID HER REALLY THINK HE WAS THAT MUCH OF A STAR TO GET AWAY WITH PAYING CHILD SUPPORT FOR 8 KIDS, IF HE DON'T PAY I HOPE HE GETS WHAT ANY OTHER MAN WOULD!!!!

1706 days ago
52.

Missy    

Well, if TLC has Jon locked out of working - he can't make his payments. Then they will return to court and he will get a reduction. TLC is destroying what's left of this family and now they are destroying the Roloff's marriage too.

1706 days ago
53.

newton    

So can we finally be done hearing about Jon? Totally annoying!! Jon, check out these deals http://www.dealsniffer.net you are going to need to save some cash now!!

1706 days ago
54.

Janet    

Jon not being able to work because TLC shut him down is ridiculous! TLC got years of film of Jon's kids! Let it go and let Jon finally have a peaceful life without being constantly badgered and belittled by Kate!

TLC is wrong! Jon's suffered enough from Kate in public!

1706 days ago
55.

Jessica    

It's hard to say whether it was worse being married to that bitch Kate or being divorced from that bitch Kate.
During the marriage it cost Jon his Balls, the divorce, everything else.

1706 days ago
56.

Makenna    

47. I think TLC is awful. They should let Jon out of his contract so that he can go earn a living. Why should he still be under contract to TLC when the show has been cancelled? TLC lets Kate work, but not Jon. That's ridiculous.

Kate treated Jon like garbage, and now TLC is trying to destroy him. They made milions off of Jon Gosselin's family. Now they are trying to destroy the father of those eight kids. I am not watching TLC or Kate ever again.

Posted at 1:03PM on Dec 18th 2009 by Bubbles

Jon has admitted that he treated Kate just as bad but it wasn't shown. It was slanted to make her look like the villain which isn't uncommon in reality TV.



1706 days ago
57.

Palm Beach, Fl    

Why would TLC waste their time and money on her, that voice
is enough to drive dogs wild!!!
Please someone get her a muzzle.

1706 days ago
58.

Maria    

She knew that Jon was a child when she was initially dating him but she proceeded to marry the dipstick, I think she is equally responsible to the whole mess.
She is a nimrod for having selected this so called "Man" to be the father of her children.
Playing the "innocent" victim is winning more fans and money potential, the only thing left for Jon is that she wants him to basically disappear and have him as just a memory of a "sperm donor", this is why she and her lawyers are grinding him into poverty. I know he is responsible for his idiot mistakes but Kate knew he was slow in the head and she knew he had no chance with the likes of her manipulation.
I feel that what she is doing is legally burying him and trying to get him in a situation to sign rights of filming the kids over to her (Legal Blackmailing).
All in all Kate is a mongoose, all in all Jon is a snake and she is chomping on his head!

1706 days ago
59.

Jessica    

This is amazing news, TLC must have learned how to squeeze blood from a turnip.

TLC is responsible for home wrecking the Gosselin, Roloff and Teutul families. What a bunch of despicable low lifes at TLC.

1706 days ago
60.

Eaglewerks    

There are no winners here. The kids are real loosers because they lost a normally present father figure. Now with Jon out of the picture the kids will become the brunt of Kate's negative emotions rather than Jon. Too bad because the kids are, for the most part, kinda cute.

I am somewhat confused about the comment: "We've also learned Jon was charged every penny of the $235,000 that he withdrew from their joint account. That amount was deducted from his piece of the settlement." I thought I ha read somewhere earlier that he had re-paid that amount (or the majority of that amount) back into the account under a court order. Also whose money was that anyhow? Was it specifically set aside as a trust for the kids or was it simle an amount if money in a joint Kate-Jon bank account?

As for income stream for Jon, either the TLC income will have to again start to come in or another court will have to cut Jon loose from that contract. If the contract is severed then I can see any number of book deals ("Taming of the Shrew- My Life With Kate"; "Kate is Enough"; "Kate Made Me Gay"; etc) and other self-help advice books mostly all Ghost Authored. Also figure-heading any number of assistance groups for fathers with large families or homeless children etc.

Jon also needs to go on a crash weight loss muscle inducing diet. He needs to make himself look lean and physically fit. Doing so will increase his positive public acceptance, and increase his income ability.

1706 days ago
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