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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    

He calls her an absent mom, at least she isn't exposing her kinds to second had smoke like he is.

1624 days ago
242.

Thunder Thighs    

Split custody.

1624 days ago
243.

Liz    

This Jon guy is a piece of SH!@T. He needs to go get a job and stop free loading off Kate and his kids. Kate's critics ride her for working and getting money for her kids. Why not ride that teeny-tiny, drug riddled, girlfriend hopping, deadbeat of a dad Jon????? Give Kate a break. She may have her faults but I think she is by far the better parent.I don't hear anyone criticizing the other parents that appear on DWTS.

1624 days ago
244.

Arch    

Kate fans keep screaming that Jon needs to go get a job. Where do they want Jon to work? TLC doesn't want him doing another reality show. Yet, they want Kate to do one.



Kate doesn't have a job. Yes, she may be on DWTS stars right now, but she still doesn't have a job.



If DWTS would have wanted Jon on the show, TLC would have made a big deal out of it.



They want to see the man down. They want Kate fans to hate him.



TLC and Kate thinks her fans can't leave with her. According to Kate Gosselin, she's doing a TLC show called Twist of Kate, where she goes out and help her fans do things that they can't do on their own.



I can't believe that Kate's fans want her to teach them how to potty train their children. Hello, doesn't these people have a mother, grandmother or even aunt that could tell them how to do this if they really needs someone to tell them.



Why would any woman want parenting advice from Kate?

1623 days ago
245.

Kim    

When will people wake up and see that these two will stop at nothing to keep their faces out of the spotlight. Vote her off the show, don't buy a book and maybe the two of them will get regular jobs and go home to the kids. The reality-viewing public created this monster and can make this all go away by ignoring them.

1622 days ago
246.

Kim    

When will people wake up and see that these two will stop at nothing to keep their faces out of the spotlight. Vote her off the show, don't buy a book and maybe the two of them will get regular jobs and go home to the kids. The reality-viewing public created this monster and can make this all go away by ignoring them.

1622 days ago
247.

texxx    

THE WAY I SEE IT JON IS GONE TO HURT THAT WOMAN. HE'S SO MAD ACT HER,THAT HIS RAGE IS SHOWING. YOU CAN TELL THE WAY HE TALK ABOUT HER,KATE YOU BETTER PROTECT YOURSELF AND THEM CHILDREN. I CAN SEE IT,ONE MORE BLOW TO HIS EGO HE'S GOING TO GO OFF. AND THE MEDIA IS FEEDING HIS ANGER,YOUR SUCCESS. AND IT COULD BE A PLOY THAT YOU AND JON COOK UP TO HYPE YOUR CAREER. IF NOT,GIRL FRIEND WATCH YOURSELF. HIS PLAN BACK FIRE,WHEN KATE DIDN'T GET JEALOUS OF HIS TEEN FRIEND. NOW THE TEEN FRIEND KNOW SHE JUST WANTED TO BE IN MEDIA AT ANY COST. THAT DIDN'T WORK NOW IT'S THE CHILDREN TURN. JON WAS'T THINKING ABOUT THE CHILDREN WHEN HE WENT OUT WITH A CHILD. NOW HE SAYING THAT KATE IS NOT A GOOD MOTHER,COME JON "GROW UP". HE MESS UP HIS CONTACT WITH KATE HE GOT OUT TO EARLY,DON'T BLAME THE MESSAGER,KATE.

1620 days ago
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Erica    

Give me a freaking BREAK! Jon is such a loser and deadbeat dad. This guy will never be able to pay child support, come on. He has 8 kids..what do you people want him to pay? 100 a week out of his busboy paycheck! Kate is trying to keep her kids in the life they have grown accustomed to! EVERY STAR DOES IT..why is it wrong for Kate? Didnt Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes SELL Surie's pictures to Vanity FAIR? Didnt KEVEN and BRITNEY sell their sons photos to the PRESS? Its okay for them but not for this mom of 8 who wasnt a star or famous when she decided to give these babies life? We are forgetting whats most important here. Jon is a loser trying to save face..while Kate is trying to make a life for her kids. Yes, she is on DWTS but if you notice some of her rehersals are done from HOME people! If you would get your heads out of your asses..you would see that! Can you imagine the health of those kids if they are placed with their father? Im sure kate SMOKES around them right? Multiple babies have health issues and need more attention..that is why kate is a germaphobe..and Jon doesnt care if they eat pizza every damn day! People get off Kates ass...women and men alike, if your spouce left you for some teeniebopper and you had kids to raise, you would want some damn child support..he helped to make them..now he cant support them? GO KATE! Take his ass down!

1619 days ago
249.

Erica    

ARCH, KATE POTTY TRAINED 8 kids! 6 of them at once..why not get lessons from her! Your just mad cause you still havent mastered the toliet! Shut up!

1619 days ago
250.

Arch    

Erica,



I guess you are one of Kate's fans that needs her to teach you how to be a woman. Have you been potty trained? If not, I guess your role model Kate can teach you.



Grow up Erica!

1619 days ago
251.

karen    

#3, you don't know what you are talking about when it comes to eye color. Brown eyes may be in the parent's DNA and two parents with blue eyes can have children with brown eyes.

1618 days ago
252.

nuffsaid    

(#12 or Jon) Jon is the lazy one, name one job he has? Tell me what hes doing for the kids or what keeps him busy making money for the family like Kate, oh wait you can't..

1616 days ago
253.

mssherb    

This is about the last straw. Don't they have a whore house where the guys take care of women customers??? That would be a perfect job for ole jonnie boy as he has his penis out of his britches more than in.He is definately a waste of human flesh.I agree completely with most of the folks he is a user and he must of run out of chippies so now he is trying to use his babies for money in his pocket.

1613 days ago
254.

Bonnie    

Excuse me but when Has Jon Boy been there for those KIDS? He is to busy chasing a piece of ass most the time, The girls in the bar, the school teacher, Glassman, Majors, And those just name a few. Lord he is worse than a BI*** Dog in Heat. He only wants the kids because Kate has got off her ass and is making a living and bringing in some money to raise 8 kids. Lord we only help raise 3 grandkids and it takes alot of money to help our son and his wife. I would hate to think of supporting 2-9 year olds and 6-6 year olds at the price of clothes for 1 let alone 8. It probably takes a small fortune. If the law would Quit filming JON'S childish ******* attitude attemps at getting his way he would Quit. I am so SICK to death of JON'S Stunts If Kate was samrt she would ask for Full Custody and puut a Restraining order on JON and Have the Court ORDER his ass to get a life and leave her the Hell alone. The kids are better off with out his ass being around. He is only there when it is convienent for his Pity parties. Or to give KAte another hard time.

1612 days ago
255.

go figure    

Did you all really think he was going to change at some point? He has ALWAYS been the loser...that's why Kate was always yelling at him - he wouldnt have had a job in the first place if it wasnt for her. All he did was get a little fame and thought he was someone for a minute - but he didnt realize people actually liked him because he seemed to be a real person and doing the right thing by taking care of his kids - stop doing that and start cheating on your wife and now making a big deal about fighting for the kids that you left gets you lower than worms and no one cares for you...

1610 days ago
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