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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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46.

angie    

What a scrub!

1663 days ago
47.

Johnny Kill    

He's taking away HER income by cancelling the show?
How about...THERE SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN A SHOW IN THE FRIST PLACE!!!
Way to exploit your children!
He's no saint, but neither is she...the BOTH sold their family for money, flat out.
Now, she can't support their children...and neither can she.
She's NO BETTER than he is.
What about a real job? Not one where you desperately try to be a celebrity. Just a regular 9-5 gig. THEY BOTH NEED A REAL JOB!!!

1663 days ago
48.

KKK    

THANK GOD and AMEN.. FINALLY someone has some balls to call this crazy bitch out. She was gone 25 days in Feb so to me that is definitely an absentee. I HOPE TO GOD SHE FRIES.

1663 days ago
49.

hmmm    

So he's mad that she's making some money for her kids? I understand why she is so high strung .... 8 kids will do that to ya but I think she's a devoted mother. what an a-hole. Hope kate gets canned off the show tonight so he can stick this lawsuit up his butt.

1663 days ago
50.

Canada    

I guess this means that every working mother is "absentee" since working 8 hours a day adds up to 40 hours a week spent away from the children which is a whole lot more then the 24 hours that Kate spends away from her children! Jon needs to find something better to do with his time!

1663 days ago
51.

JLS    

So you think this man who chain smokes, changes women like you ad I change our underwear, and stands with his child crying while he is madly texting the new snatch is a better parent? Kate is trying to earn a living here and this is all sidetracking her so badly she's failing. ANY person who really thinks this man is a good parent is scary to me. He's only present because he doesn't have a job or he'd be gone more as well. We all have to be gone to earn a living. Sheesh, how ridiculously stupid. I'm shocked you all can't figure this out.

1663 days ago
52.

Genetics    

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.


1:05 said "One (or both) of them is not the biological parent. It is impossible for two blue eyes to have a brown eyed child. All the kids have brown eyes."

1663 days ago
53.

Thunder Thighs    

What a scum bag! Kate is out there trying to make a living for her and her kids and he wants to cash in on it! What a loser!

1663 days ago
54.

Thunder Thighs    

JON...GO GET A JOB YOU SCUM OF THE EARTH. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF. TRY TO BE A MAN FOR A CHANGE AND A GOOD FATHER TO YOUR CHILDREN

1663 days ago
55.

TMZ FAN    

OMG!!!! No wonder she hated his guts!!!! What a d!cktard!!!!

1663 days ago
56.

JLS    

This man will end up being the most hated man in the USA. He makes Tiger and Jesse look smart and sweet. Jon is so easy to hate. He tries to live off of rich girlfriend's families and has no visible means of support. He's the slug you steer your daughter away from.

1663 days ago
57.

Inquiring Mind    

Jealous... Hater... no one wants john , go away you dumb moron, this is all your fault so Karma is knocking on your door.

Go work or ask Joe Jackson to tlet you live w/him and all his family in Havenhurst, lazy slob!

1663 days ago
58.

Pgh Gurl    

Jon has to be the biggest D-Bag to ever walk God's green earth.

1663 days ago
59.

laura    

If I remember correctly, there was an artical in US weekly quoting Jon as being supportive of Kate doing DWTS. I think both parents are out for themselves, but Jon has really made Kate look like the better parent. I wonder if he knows that if he were to get custody of his kids (unlikely) then he would probably have to stop being a d-bag and stay home with them? You're a loser Jon. Get a job.

1663 days ago
60.

dd    

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!

1663 days ago
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