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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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76.

Makenna    

Posted at 1:43PM on Dec 18th 2009 by NTVLand (NTV Land)


It costs money to take that many kids out and entertain them. Without the showing paying for it she can no longer afford those activities. So it makes perfect sense for her to say it is hard to fill a day. It's difficult to keep 2 children occupied and happy, 8 has to be near impossible.

Sorry your conspiracy doesn't fly.

1739 days ago
77.

observer    

Congratulations to Kate for getting what she and the kids deserve. Now that slug jon needs to try to act like a man, get a job, and support his kids. What a douche.

1739 days ago
78.

Please    

Well now Kate will be pimping her kids right in front of the TV For the CASH ! that is all she care about is the cash!
I can't stand her! Selfish woman!

1739 days ago
79.

S    

I NEVER want to see either of them again. I will boycott TLC if they put either of them on the air again. I do NOT want to see HER again, and her stupid hairdo and her obnoxious personality and those poor children who have been destroyed by her chasing stardome. GO AWAY Kate. Raise your kids. You destroyed Jon, it was pathetic to watch his slow but steady emasculation and devolvement, you are destroying them. STOP. Calm down, Raise your kids quietly. I am so sick of hearing about these people.

1739 days ago
80.

Lori    

Jon's having to pay child support after months of acting like a college frat-boy reminded me of a song by Gus Kahn.

MAKING WHOOPEE

Another bride, another groom,
Another sunny honeymoon,
Another season, another reason
For makin' whoopee.

A lot of shoes, a lot of rice,
The groom is nervous, he answers twice.
It's really killin', that he's so willin'
For makin’ whoopee.

Picture a little love nest,
Down where the roses cling.
Picture the same sweet love nest,
Think what a year can bring.

He's washing dishes, and baby clothes
He's so ambitious, he even sews.
But don't forget, folks
That's what you get, folks,
For makin' whoopee!

Another year, or maybe less
What's this I hear? Well, can't you guess?
She feels neglected and he's suspected,
Of makin' whoopee!

She sits alone, 'most every night
He doesn't 'phone, he doesn't write
He says he's "busy", but she says, "Is he?"
He's makin' whoopee!

He doesn't make much money,
Only five thousand per.
Some judge, who thinks he's funny,
Says, "You pay six to her"

He says "Now judge, suppose I fail?"
The judge says, "Bud, rot in the jail!
You'd better keep her, I think it's cheaper,
Than makin’ whoopee!"

1739 days ago
81.

S    

Courts are horribly biased against fathers no matter where you are, but ESPECIALLY in L.A. They should be sued for discrimination honestly, its ridiculous... women judges, clerks, balifs, etc... and they make men pay out the nose and make them fight for any time with their kids, but it doesn't matter who the mom is, the mom NEVER has to prove she's fit, etc. Why shouldn't parents automatically get 50/50 if they WANT it? Why do men have to earn it? Pay for it? Fight for it? WE NEED SOME REFORM in custody laws. RIDICULOUS. Jon is better off not having Kate around... but I hope he stays being an involved dad. She would've driven me crazy too.

1739 days ago
82.

kim    

It's really sad that these two have to be shoved down our throats continually. I heard she was going on Jay Leno tonight. What in the world could she possibly have to pimp out now. I hate this bitch, Kate. She is a horrible mother, woman, ex wife and I hope she gets what is coming to her too. Jon, is pathetic and made some bad choices. I liked him much better and still do. Hopefully he will calm down with the young skanks and get a job and do the best he can. He was always a better parent in my book. The kids are the real losers here.

1739 days ago
83.

Ewwww    

Jon Gosselin is tacky, tasteless and boring--kinda like white hot chocolate.

1739 days ago
84.

annie    

TLC isn't preventing Jon from going out and getting an income. Jon is free to go out and get a job to support himself and his children. He just can't get paid to appear on shows like Entertainment Tonight because the doofus signed an exclusive contract with TLC which he violated and for which he is currently being sued.

Plus, Jon has eight kids, so whatever amount he is being asked to pay will reflect this.

If Jon and Kate never had the show, Jon would have had to find a way to support his eight children anyway. So basically he is now going to experience life as it would have been without TLC.

1739 days ago
85.

Pistol    

And, he deserves to be kicked to the curb some more.

1739 days ago
86.

Casey    

Jon lost the battle because he came out short in the settlement. But he won the war because, regardless of any settlement, he is now D-I-V-O-R-C-E-D from Kate---which of course is what he wanted more than anything. I am happy for him.

1739 days ago
87.

karma    

I hope that neither of my sons EVER meet a Katie Irene Kreider, one that is so narcissistic, controlling and manipulative (read her past)...Tiger should have hired Julie Carson May for PR spinning like Kate and TLC's PR team. They would have gotten right on it, down to be the ear-piece with Natalie Morales where Kate whined how hard her life as 'single' mother is...Jon is not dead, but the way the public behaves and TLC/Kate pushes, one would think they are trying to drive the man to suicide. Geez, TLC and Kate would be able to film the 8 Gosselin children once again and make millions if Jon killed himself, damned the little kids losing their father!
Shame on TLC/Kate and the fans for not taking the children into account. Stop listening to the wrong people, Jon and grow up.

1739 days ago
88.

Ernie    

Who gives a rat's rear end their nobody's

1739 days ago
90.

Barry    

Jon gosselin is SO worthless, that ANYTHING used to knock him off would be a complete waste of time and material! You wouldn't waste a perfectly good bullet on him, you wouldn't want to dent up a bus running him over, and you wouldn't push him off a cliff because SOMEONE would have to go clean up the mess!

Maybe we'll get lucky and he'll fall overboard on a cruise ship and get sucked into the propellers...

1739 days ago
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