TLC sues Jon Gosselin over contract breaches

October 17, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Reality shows have been the death of a few high profile marriages like Jessica and Nick and the Hogan’s but Jon & Kate Plus 8 are setting a new standard for airing dirty laundry in public. TLC network is now suing Jon Gosselin for breaching his contract as star of the now-shelved Jon & Kate Plus 8.  The lawsuit, filed Friday in Maryland, alleges that Jon, hasn’t met the obligations of his contract as an exclusive employee, has appeared on other programs for pay and made unauthorized disclosures about the show.  The show’s production company also says Jon only attempted to remove his kids after producers failed to give into his attorney’s demand to let him out of his exclusivity contract. says Jon has been raking in cash for interviews and appearances and TLC knows what he’s made and where he’s made it from.  The paydays are in violation of his contract which has a clearly defined exclusivity clause with the network through February 2010 even though the show is no longer filming.  TLC’s contract with Jon prohibits him from revealing details from his contract, badmouthing the network, and making money from other outlets, but perhaps the most interesting detail, is that there is a morals clause.  With Jon’s alleged bad behavior since his split, it appears TLC has a lot of ammo for the legal battle ahead.


5 Responses to “TLC sues Jon Gosselin over contract breaches”

  1. gloria sutton on October 17th, 2009 11:40 am

    Jon is a total ass! Everything is him. Kate should have dumped him years ago. Shes been on her on anyway. No wonder she was so demanding She has to keep everything going herself. And who asked Jon to quit his day job? They had nannies all the long to help. Kate and the kids are better off it they never lay eyes on his wimpy self again.

  2. Ryan on October 17th, 2009 12:21 pm

    I agree with the legal charges. He should be prosecuted on moral grounds as well as enjoying the free ride.

  3. Heidi Lavalais on October 17th, 2009 12:40 pm

    Someone is giving Jon really Bad Advise

  4. Anne-Marie on October 17th, 2009 12:46 pm

    Ok enough is enough. This is getting crazy. A true publity stunt if I ever saw one. Just get along with your lives and stop acting like children. Those kids should not be on Tv . Breach of contract is fine so Pay up Jon. Kate take take care of your children. Stop the fighting I am totally sick of hearing about this. You are acting like total fools STOP IT.

  5. Emily Wilkes on October 18th, 2009 2:09 pm

    Jon is in breach of his contract because he not only stopped the filming of the show, but he also got paid for dishing out gossip to the media. Shame on him. I think that a cooling off period is well needed and that neither Jon or Kate should talk to the media for about a month to let things settle down.

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