Public enemy Jon Gosselin is still holding tight to his title. Last Friday, it was reported that the Jon & Kate plus 8 (minus the Jon) star has been sued by TLC for a breach of contract. That morning, the network filed the lawsuit in Maryland for several reasons.
According to E! Online, TLC didn't sue because Jon tried to stop production for the show. It's because the reality TV dad signed an exclusive contract with TLC and isn't supposed to be whining about his life by giving unauthorized interviews . The thing is, the network hasn't allowed him to blab on programs like The Insider or Entertainment Tonight, since they're paying him to appear there.
Another reason why TLC has been on Jon Gosselin's case (and who isn't?) is that he's ignoring obligations to shut up about his private life. For months now, the network has supposedly been trying "privately and patiently" to convince the dad of eight to honor his contract. Of course, we all know that Jon's stupid stubbornness have made "those efforts [...] unsuccessful," as TLC's statement says.
To combat Jon and Co., TLC has hired high-powered law firm Williams & Connolly in the hopes of the Gosselin father to surrender the money he made outside his show. However, his attorney Mark J. Heller, maintained that the whole suit was baseless. The change of the series' title was enough to prove Jon's non-involvement with it, ending his contract with the client.
Heller's statement, released on Saturday, claimed they only heard of the proceedings online. It said: "Apparently, TLC has elected to initially litigate this case in the Court of Public Opinion, rather than the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, because neither Jon nor I have been served with legal pleadings or informed by TLC of the instant litigation."
Furthermore, the statement went on to assert how the Jon Gosselin party will whatever it takes to prove how TLC "exploited, manipulated and abused the Gosselins' vulnerability and financial hardship."
After his case with Kate, you'd think Jon Gosselin would be staying away from court for a while. Unfortunately, it looks like everyone else has different plans for him, since he has another fight in his hands. Uh-oh, maybe this guy's just getting ready for an avalanche of lawsuits.