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Jon Gosselin Goes After Kate in Court

4/6/2010 3:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jon Gosselin thinks "Dancing with the Stars" is damaging his kids, thanks to Kate Gosselin, and Jon now wants primary custody as well as spousal support from his ex ... TMZ has learned.

Jon's new lawyer, former assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony F. List, tells TMZ he's going to court to ask for primary physical custody. List calls Kate, "an absentee mom," which he says is no surprise to anyone.

List expects to use "DWTS" as evidence that Kate does not spend "quality time with the 8 kids."

List also thinks Jon is getting screwed in the child support department, claiming "$20,000 a month is ridiculous."

In addition to primary custody, List says he's considering asking the judge to reverse the support obligation and make Kate pay Jon. He did not specify the amount.

Kate tells TMZ, "I am and always will be a mother first, but as a single working mom I will do everything necessary to provide for my kids despite the opinions of others."

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211.

Ha THE TEACHER was taught a lesson    

the dumb@ss would have money for child support if he'd stop giving it all to lawyers every time he decides to pot stir.

He wants money and to be in the headlines, that is all he wants.

He would use his kids, just as he does on his custody days with the photo ops he sets up.

what kind of man asks for spousal support? What a lazy@ss! He just is too lazy to work and wants to take money away from his kids again so he can go sleaze bag around.

1639 days ago
212.

Ha THE TEACHER was taught a lesson    

Is he serious? He is the absolute worse role model for any kids. How can he raise 8 kids to be responsible citizens and strong adults when he is nothing but a hyped up walking hormone that will boink anything that gives him the time of day?

1639 days ago
213.

baby    

this man is a total joke! first he leaves his wife and screws anything he can, tears up his own apartment, has no income, is a total looser, JON i hate to break this to you but raising 8 kids cost money! kate is doing an awesome job providing for her kids, but i guess when your a broken down looser with nothing you will do anything wont ya jon? lafffs i hope she brings hailey in so hailey can tell the judge how you and her smoked pot and had sex while YOU was suppose to be watching the kids! do the world a favor and go crawl into a cave!

1639 days ago
214.

Amy    

It is ridiculous how anyone can call Kate a bad mom -because she has a job-! How else does a single mom support 8 kids? Working moms do it everyday. This whole argument is just crazy!

1639 days ago
215.

dondee    

Jealous much? Wow, just when you think he has decided to get his act together...THIS!!! Do you all see what Kate had to endure? He is an absolute spoiled, brat child!!! He needs to find a way to make a living and leave her the heck alone. If he wants her to spend more time with the kids, he needs to get a job. JERK!

1639 days ago
216.

erin    

jon cant "get a job" he in under exclusive contract with TLC. they have to approve all work. they only approve it for kate tho, to continue the illusion she is the worker. as for jon getting fired. that was before the kids were born. he ws setting up a a website for donations that kate was more than happy with. she herself demanded lots of freebies. during the show, jon worked for the state of PA but kate wanted him home for filming so he left that job. as for kate being the "hands on parent" thats not true. it was jon who stayed home while kate did the book tour. remember, his name was on that book too as an author. kate did not "write" it. her friend did. on the show kate even said while she was gone from home she only accepted calls from home that were "emergencys" that is NOT hands on parenting.
i am a single parent. no child support no nothing. kate has no idea how lucky she is to get child support and assistance. i would respect her more if she stopped acting like jon did not contribute.

1639 days ago
217.

Ha THE TEACHER was taught a lesson    

F U Jon

KATE AND TONY MADE IT ANOTHER WEEK! MORE MONEY FOR KATE AND HER KIDS!

NO MONEY FOR JON!

1639 days ago
218.

Taylor    

Kate is nothing more than a $2 hooker. You can see on DWTS what a #@$% she is. The kids should be taken from her...Everyone should give Jon a break. She is the nasty one

1639 days ago
219.

bmshep    

0 users liked this commentThumbs UpThumbs Down0 users disliked this commentMARCIAS 2 hours ago For all of those that are so anti Jon and quick to judge..None of us has any idea what goes on or went on when the cameras were off..we know what TMZ,People and all the other rag magizines and programs say... As you know in your own life no one knows what really goes on in your life except those who live in your own home..Don't judge any one untill you walk in their shoes..But what we do know is what millions of viewers saw on national TV,even then we only saw what was edited for broadcasting..and dispite Jons short comings,as we all have, NO ONE deserves to be treated as she treated Jon..Would you have liked it? As far as him turnning his back on his kids..that's pure bull..he got to do what Kate allowed him to do and again we only saw what TLC and the rag magizines and Programs wanted us to see..ANYTHING TO MAKE THEM MONEY..So stop and think before you push all the blame on Jon. Let me ask you this-had Jon been pertraded as the loving and caring father,that saw his kids every chance he got..took them and ran throught the fields of dreams with them..would you have bought those magizines,watched or read TMZ or any of the other ones? It's all about money people and we are inablers..

Now with all of that said..I hope everyone has a wonderful journey-

1639 days ago
220.

Sarai    

All this is about is money. If he really had the children's best interst in mind, he would want to have them when she was working. He would not be going to court over custody and spousal support. I think she cares deeply for her children and I think that she is a good mom. You always see her doing things with them. He is a sad, loney, and broke man. All he cares about is not having to get a job and getting something for nothing.

1639 days ago
221.

tomcat    

Jon is so desparate to be accepted as 'white' and will do anything to be a star or sex symbol [laugh].

Many Asian-American men overcompensate to be accepeted by white social cliques by dating white women, wearing tacky trendy clothes, coloring hair and over doing party circiut. Just be yourself!

1639 days ago
222.

tomcat    

Jon should go back to using his brains for a real job and quit trying to be a 'sex symbol', he is too nerdy and tacky for that. Go back to private life!

1639 days ago
223.

something smells    

KATE LOOKED AWFUL LAST NIGHT. SO STIFF AND WALKING THE WHOLE TIME. AWFUL CAN'T VOTE FOR HER.

1639 days ago
224.

dr    

This guy is PSYCHO! This is a man who fired a gun on the property and there was a Judge's order telling him to get the gun off the property! Then, he's running all over creation with 'everything' he possibly can chase, he owes child support and Kate is the only responsible parent there for the children and financially trying to support these kids! What a difference a few days make as he was just singing praises and wishing her well a few days ago!

There is a such thing as HARRASSMENT! sounds like Jon's using the legal system to get at Kate now that they are divorced! Move on with your life Jon, as you didn't want your wife and the kids anymore!

1639 days ago
225.

Summer    

Kate is a HORRIBLE mom. Although at this point Jon isn't much better. But he is better. She gets over 20K a month and that's not enough for her to pay all the nannies while she does whatever she wants all the time. She is a media hoe and I wish she'd go away!! I hope Jon does get the kids, maybe she will step up her parenting!!!

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