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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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Thunder Thighs    

get rid of that twitter bullshit out here and talk now! tmz delete that long ass bs no one reads it all anyways. the facts are the facts ... kate is a self centered little famewhore, the money she is trying to scam from paying people to vote for her is being all used up on herself! she has had thousands of dollars work on her hair and her body, with no end in site, she is no better than octomom in my book!! at least jon knows his kids missed out by being filmed all the time, kate just wants whatever she can get. Go lay down kate, your done, I PRAY JON WINS!!!!!

1623 days ago


Jon is jealous and is hoping to get money out of Kate. This has nothing to do with the children at all. These kids are going to grow up to hate him if he doesn't watch out.

1623 days ago


LOL…ok, so let me get this straight….he’s been seen all over the place for the last year or so partying and smoking and chasing around young girls, and she takes a job in which he goes on record saying he supports this decision and hopes she wins, to support her 8 kids..then turns around and calls her a absentee parent? Is this guy for real??? I bet she is thanking her lucky starts everyday that she is not married to this psycho…she must have rejected him again….because I can’t imagine any Judge thinking it would be better to give 8 children to a hard partying, girl chasing, unemployed, hard drinking, smoking scrub like this…..Only he and McGee think they are victims….what a joke, have some dignity for God’s sake! If not for yourself, for your kids!

1623 days ago


PEOPLE are we all forgetting what a rotten human being Kate is and was when thier show was on? Have any of you seen her dance? How on earth does she have time to even look at those children between the NUMEROUS hair redos, mani/pedis, rehersals, traveling, etc...?
She treated her dance partner like crap (on camera) just like she treats her children and John (on camera). Her smile is a fake as she is. The ONLY reason she is still on Dancing w/ the "Stars" is becuase evil, angry, fake housewives JUST like her vote for her.

SHE IS SHE DEVIL and I cannot wait for the truth to come out.

1623 days ago

Ha THE TEACHER was taught a lesson    

he just wants in on some of the money Kate is making for her kids, Jon only does things that benefit him, he could careless about his kids, he even blamed his kids claiming they took his twenties away, he treats his kids so bad, bashing one of the twins on TV all of the time, then punishing the twins when they were honest saying they have more fun with Mom.

He pulled on his boy's arms and would tell them to act like little men, yet he himself won't even act like a man, he is a wus.

Jon Gosselin will never amount to anything, he does not want to do any work. He thinks his life should be handed to him, he thinks he is too famous to work.

He is not even famous, no one even wants Jon on any show, even his bimbos have reality shows, Jon has nothing, because no one can trust him, he lies, breaches contracts, steals from his bimbo and his kids, and cheats.

he is a serial liar

he is a serial cheater

I think he has histrionic disorder, the way he LIES all of the time.

he won't be able to lie to a Judge or try his games to manipulate like he tries in the headlines.

If he is going to keep acting out like this and hurting his kids, scaring them, going after their mother, etc, the kids would be better off without him then.

He keeps dragging them through the mud to get what he wants, he never thinks about what his kids may want.

1623 days ago

Thunder Thighs    

I don't think much of Kate. But you can tell the woman has issues with her self-esteem. She has to be "in control" for fear of losing control. On the TLC show she was a major witch, but let's see anyone of us have 8 kids that young and keep on the act that life is "peaches and cream".At least she was real. And she didn't want out of that marriage Lawrence. She wanted her family to stay together. But Jon had bigger and better things to do than be a father and a husband. Jon even said it himself. He got married young and became a father young. He felt he missed out on so much. So HE shit on his family. Yes,she wants to be in the spotlight. How the hell else is she going to support 8 FREAKING KIDS???

1623 days ago


OMG get this person off TV. I have never watched Kate and 8. Last night she said she wasn't allowed to show emotion. She is a terrible dancer and the way she looks at people, she is a miserable person also. Her tears come easy - guess she wants all the sympathy she can get. I don't blame Jon for his actions. If she treated him all those years the way she is treating people now, he deserves everything he can get and the kids need a descent parent at home ... - not someone that is galavanting all around the country. I'm not saying Jon would be any better but I think he would try a lot harder than she is doing.

1623 days ago

Ha THE TEACHER was taught a lesson    

he is the one who moved to NY (he claimed he worked there LMAO)

he is the one who moved to Utah

he is the one who ignored his kids and his custody dates so he could be off vacationing with his bar bimbos

This dingbat does not even see that he is not being a good father figure and role model to his family.

LOL Jon wanted to bring family values back to his family, then he went off to the bar and picked up another bar bimbo.

Steve, the bodyguard, makes a better father figure then absentee JOn.

Jon is the absentee parent, he has been absent out of a large chunk of their life while he was out trying to get back his twenties.

Jon is the absentee parent, he has smoked away his last remaining brain cell.

1623 days ago


Jon is such a loser...he could not stand not being in the spot light so he starts his s@@@@%%* again with Kate...the boy needs to leave her alone he needs to find a job and get a life and stop trying to take hers least she is bringing in an income and here he is trying to take it away.GROW UP JON and most of all...GO AWAY!

1623 days ago

Ha THE TEACHER was taught a lesson    

OMG I am LOLing at this article!

He wishes, go light up another doobie Jon, see what you hallucinate next.

ROFLMAO, he is such a joke.

1623 days ago

Ha THE TEACHER was taught a lesson    

what a douchebag

1623 days ago

Ha THE TEACHER was taught a lesson    

umm where are the kids going to live, he has no home, his last skank kicked his lazy butt out.

since when did he want in the children's lives? since no skank even wants him anymore?

this wingnut is a far cry from being a father to his kids

1623 days ago

Thunder Thighs    

Jon has once again proven what a total scumbag and worthless piece of trash that he is. Gosh Jon, I sure hope that if you are going to open up this can of worms that Kate goes after you with your college GF you were scr*wing while you married, then let's take a look at Hailey Glassman, the fine upstanding POS that she is, you liked partying with her in Vegas, France, etc., over being with your kids, and chose to live in New York with her instead of Penn., with your kids...then how about your former BFF Michael Lohan? What a fine upstanding job he did with his child LMAO! Its all about the Benjamins, Jon's pissed that TLC got the better of him after his little stunt of pulling the TV show (yeah best interests of the kids my butt, it was all about Jonny douchebag needing more money)...if I were Kate, I'd DEMAND Jon be tested for drugs every week...

Kate is no saint, but at least she hasn't gone off residing with her different flavor the months like Jon has, hasn't paraded an endless string of floozies in front of her children like Jon has (let's see, there's the college GF, Kate Major, Stephanie Santoro, Hailey Glassman, and now this new one) and Kate didn't move out of state like Jon has.

Good luck Jon you pathetic don't want the kids, you just want money and publicity, cause poor little widdy Jonny is out of the spotlight now....

God why doesn't this loser do the world a favor and just disappear? Oh Jon your mother must be so proud of you you pathetic dog turd.

1623 days ago

Ha THE TEACHER was taught a lesson    

He is just trying to ruin Kate on DWTS, he is such a jealous POS.

No Judge is going to take money away from the kids just so this lazy bumb gets support.

Jon already tried to take money away from his kids, he needs to stop, he is not entitled, they are no longer married.

1623 days ago


Wait, to those of you who think Jon is wrong...put the shoe on the other foot. If he had primary custody and was, say an "over the road" truck driver and was gone all the time and the kids were raised by nannies, are you saying a Mom like Kate wouldn't have the right to take over and care for her own kids instead of strangers? Just because he's the dad, that doesn't make him any less capable of caring for the kids. IN FACT...he did more childcare in the past four years than she did! He quit his job to stay home with the kids so Kate could galavant all over the country signing books other people wrote for her. She essentially PRODUCED the perfect stay at home parent opportunity...for JON!

So before everyone goes crazy about how awful Jon is, remember that it's Kate who created this whole situation. She had to have the $1.2 million dollar house. She had to have the $70,000 car and expensive clothes, manicures, pedicures etc...She has created this insatiable need for money ($20,000 a month just from JON? Please!) If she needs money so badly to pretend to be a celebrity, let her work for it. That doesn't mean you put the kids in a cryogenic chamber and defrost them when you're ready for them. Kids need a parent with them ALL THE TIME, not just when Kate can pencil them into her busy schedule. If Jon is more available to care for them, then go for it!

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