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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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"56. That is absolutely false. I work in genetics research, and two blue eyed parents can absolutely produce brown eyed children. It doesn't only matter what color both parents have, it goes back to their parents and their grandparents. Do some reading before you post false stuff."

Um, you better go back to school for genetics then. If both parents truly have blue eyes (bb) then it is impossible for them to have a child with brown eyes (BB or Bb). Unless one of those parents is Jon Gosselin and wears blue contacts!

Two brown-eyed parents can however have a blue-eyed child if they both have the recessive blue-eyed gene (Bb).

1658 days ago


This particular poll is in dire need of a 'its a tie' option.

Please make both of them go away!

1658 days ago

P. Hader    

Finally! Good Luck, Jon. YOU ARE THE BETTER PARENT.

1658 days ago


He wants to be a kept man. He can not even pay for the kids support so why shouldn't Kate make the money. Has he got a JOB?

1658 days ago


this guy is such a loser. i'm not kate's biggest fan either, but at least she is trying to make money to support her kids. and she practices in her basement so its not like she is never home. he never seems to be around anymore, he was living with some chick and now who knows what hes doing. this is all about money for him. he doesn't care about getting custody of the kids, he just doesn't wanna pay kate the child support and he is too lazy to get a job. so pathetic.

1658 days ago

P. Hader    

Those kids LOVE Jon. How could he work when he's home with the kids? Kate MADE HIM quit his job. Now he has no skills but is still a good daddy. Kate has no skills and is the crappiest mom in history.


1658 days ago

Penny Wright    

Why do we keep hearing this crap!!!!!!! Kate is out making money, why is it when a man is out working, no one is saying he should go home and look after his 8 kids....Jon is a rude man...Why can't he look after those kids, while kate is not there...Lots of women go to work...They do not leave their kids home alone, stop giving Kate such a hard time...When Jon is out running around with 20 year olds...No one is saying that he should be home looking after his 8 kids...

1658 days ago


To the idiot who said that Kate is only gone from Sun to Tues.. She leaves on SATURDAY hence her photo op for the Easter egg hunt in SAT until NOON. Tony's tweet said they were on the plane at 3pm and she stays in LA until WED. That is 4 FULL days out of 7. She is a HORRIBLE mother. She needs to GO HOME. Then she is leaving again once her book comes out.. SHE IS A LIAR.

1658 days ago

Inquiring Mind    

62. Why are some of you saying she should get a 9-5 job? Who's going to pay for daycare, and what if the kids get sick and she has to take a few days off, she could get fired. Her husband surely isn't going to work. Oh and by the way taking care of 8 KIDS IS MORE THAN A FULLTIME JOB!

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What? R U dumb and dumber? So he can work pay for the sitter and keep himself busy instead of banging the sitter and being a deadbeat, lazy, begging ass, wannabe player/ movie star. Oh BTW... then how did people years back support more than 9 kids at a time? It's called work! He should've been having fun b4 his kids and his fault they have no more show! that's what happens to stupid men who think theyare smarter than these whores out here!

1658 days ago

kooky the clown    

where is the "both" buttom on the poll?

1658 days ago


Who cares!

1658 days ago

Ha THE TEACHER was taught a lesson    

He is delusional. He needs a pyschological evaluation. He shouldn't even be left alone with the kids.

You are going to lose and be even deeper in debt doing this Jon and it will take from the child support money that you need to pay to your children.

You already owe past lawyers money and Hailey Glassman money. You are hurting your children getting into deeper debt, for it will effect your ability to financially pay what you are required to do, being their biological father.

YOU Jon were the absentee father, you were off cheating and sleeping around, you have the history of moving away from your children, from New York to Utah, YOU JON GOSSELIN ARE THE ABSENTEE FATHER, not Kate, she is taking advantage of an amazing opportunity to make a large amount of money in a short time.

You are just jealous that your wife has opportunities and is in the headlines.

You are just going to go deeper in debt going down this road. With your history and your absentee behavior, moving away from your kids, not visiting them for an entire month, ignoring them while you go on vacations with bimbos (not one of your trips did you take one child or any of your children, you took these desperate bimbos).

He is going to lose! I hope the Judge wakes this deadbeat Dad up.

He needs to be drug tested, he has all of these grandiose ideas and thinks he is famous and like he is too good to work.

WAKE UP and MAN UP for your children! GET A JOB JON! LAZY ASS!

1658 days ago


This is what can happen when you are Bored and without money like Jon. I am sure Kate will be kicked off Dancing with the Stars soon, and then he can't find something new to bother the courts with.
At least she is trying to support her children. As for her spending time with them... heck they are in school all day.
The thing here is that Jon is a loser that is looking for a free check... and its sad he is trying to get it from the mother of those children.

1658 days ago


I am just sooo sick and tired of these two! They need to go get real jobs, quit trying to become "celebrities" and raise their children! I'm sorry, Kate is NOT going out and supporting her kids! She is scrounging for any limelight she can get! Do they really need to live in a 1.2 million dollar home? Does she REALLY need to get 7,000.00 extensions, not once but TWICE!! Not to mention the mani's and pedi's and fake tans! She needs to get a reality check AND LIVE LIKE A NORMAL PERSON! And quit using the kid cards! My God I am sick of hearing how she does this for her children! She does this FOR HER! She LOVES the spotlight and the pampering! You can't fool everyone forever darling!

1658 days ago


Kate has repeatly said she wants to be famous there are tapes of it that is all she cares about! Herself & being famous!
look her attitude hasnt' change she upset &insulted her dancing coach! Please!! I hope she goes home! this week! She can't dance!

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