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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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61.

mystert    

The solution is simple. Jon needs to go for full custody of the children. He was always the primary care-giver anyways. On the show Kate used to say that Jon is the one that bathes the kids and dresses them and did most of the cooking etc. Also, Kate has been photographed hitting the children. Kate has been photographed SCREAMING at the children. Kate is not a good mother. She depends on nannies to raise her children and truth be told...it seems like she barely even likes them. Jon should take the kids and let Kate go travel around doing celebrity book signings because she had fertilization treatments. The children deserve to be treated better than how she treats them.

1685 days ago
62.

Jessica    

The Gosselin kids will see all these negetive comments about their family someday. I hope Kate and TLC are prepared for the fallout.

1685 days ago
63.

Greg    

I still don't understand 2 things here. First, if Jon isn't getting paid by TLC, how can they prevent him from going out and earning an income? Second, if Jon has no income, how can he be expected to pay a huge amount in child support? We had a case here in Canada a couple of years ago where the judge actually ordered more support than the guy made (and therefore he couldn't afford rent or food or anything), and the guy ended up killing himself. This doesn't make sense. I could care less about this douchebag, but these judgements don't seem logical.

1685 days ago
64.

Makenna    

None of this would have happened if Jon didn't act like he was a stud muffin and a rock star. He has brought every bit of this on himself. Taking over 200 thousand dollars just to party and travel around acting like he had the importance and bank roll to back it up when in reality he is pretty much no different than you or I.

Had he conducted himself as an adult man with 8 children he would be fine right now.

He stopped his own income by ending the show. They were still going to pay him.

TLC's case against him was won because his behavior was so appalling. He sold his image as a wholesome dad, you can't wake up one day and say I lied to all of you, I'm actually a loser pig that guzzles alcohol and chases young skirts.

He has to pay back money he spent. He can't drain the account just so he can impress women and party. Life doesn't work like that.

Blame Kate and TLC all you want but this is 100% a guy that has acted like a defiant child and now the court has stepped up and told the child NO.

1685 days ago
65.

Jessica    

Congratulations Eileen O'Neill you have successfully run a reputable TV channel (TLC)into the ground in just your first year as Chief.

1685 days ago
66.

JustMe    

I wouldn't be surprised if Jon agrees to let the show go on again. How else is he going to support himself and 8 kids? If I am not mistaken, TLC was paying Jon a full salary even though he didn't appear as often. He should have just shut up until he could iron out the details. Now look, no show, no wife/family and no income. Good move Jon.

1685 days ago
67.

Liz    

Jon won in my opinion. He finally got rid of that sack of crap.

1685 days ago
68.

Miss Bu    

LMAO Jon should go 4 full custody, apparently someone didn't hear Jon whining about how he had the twins at 24 and the 6 at at 27 and bam there went his twenties. Jon doesn't want custody Jon wants to pursue his famous career, because in his mind he is famous and too famous to get a real job.

1685 days ago
69.

tennis    

You know I don't like to hate on everyone but good for his assz!

1685 days ago
70.

katiemae    

I now understand why Kate acted as she did..IT WAS TOTALLY JUSTIFIED! Jon is an idiot and worse! Kate deserved every penny and Jon deserves being a beggar in the streets! Anyone who defends Jon is a COMPLETE FOOL!

1685 days ago
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Makenna    

61. I still don't understand 2 things here. First, if Jon isn't getting paid by TLC, how can they prevent him from going out and earning an income? Second, if Jon has no income, how can he be expected to pay a huge amount in child support? We had a case here in Canada a couple of years ago where the judge actually ordered more support than the guy made (and therefore he couldn't afford rent or food or anything), and the guy ended up killing himself. This doesn't make sense. I could care less about this douchebag, but these judgements don't seem logical.

Posted at 1:41PM on Dec 18th 2009 by gman
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Here in the states my brother was ordered to pay more than he made. My brother worked a 40 hour a week job. The court told him to get another job to make up the difference.

My brother expressed concern to the court that his ex had said more than once she would have him killed. The courts answer to it was ordering him to hold a 200K life insurance policy on himself with his ex wife as the beneficiary in case he turned up dead.




1685 days ago
72.

Lisa    

Kate got everything she wants - control of the kids - the house 'she deserves' (her own words) - fame and developing a new show - the Katites calling Jon names and a new man she pays who she can tell what to do. I feel sorry for the kids, every child should grow up knowing their parents, particularly their mother loves them more than the spa. Those kids deserve better than they have.

1685 days ago
73.

Growingpain    

Can this guy invest in some Latisse to sprout some eyelashes!

1685 days ago
74.

Felicity    

So glad to see that loser get what he deserves! So many people slam Kate for bossing him around, but he showed what happens when he doesn't have a mommy to tell him how to behave. TMZ's right... he did this all to himself. Glad TLC stepped up to the plate too! Guess Jon will have to move out of his fancy Manhattan apartment into an efficiency! LOL! He sure can't stand on the sidewalk with a sign that says will work for food - because he can't take anymore tv jobs that's for sure. Maybe we will see him at a McD's cooking up the fries.

1685 days ago
75.

Sand D    

no body wins
watch her age and become a slut.
watch him ... or a better idea is don't watch him...he will be in jail for not paying child support...he should get some pointers from his buddy boy friend who lives off his daughters name..........ha ha

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