Jon Gosselin sues TLC

jon-goselin-240Jon Gosselin has filed a $5 million lawsuit against TLC claiming that the network dedicated to learning damaged his reputation and career by preventing him from working with other media outlets.  He also claims in his lawsuit that TLC owes him $175,000 for Jon and Kate Plus Eight episodes that have already been aired.  In accordance with a contract he and his soon to be ex-wife signed in 2008, he gets $22,500 for each half-hour episode and $45,000 for each one-hour episode.

I’m not sure he even has to be in the episode to get the money.  TLC probably didn’t foresee a future where Jon and Kate would be separated and no longer appearing together on the show.

Jon Gosselin filed the lawsuit here in Maryland at the District Court in Rockville, where Discovery Communications, TLC’s parent company, is headquartered.

Since Jon Gosselin is under contract with TLC, it’s a shame that they cannot simply reassign him to another show on the network.  I’m sure I’m not the only one that would get a real kick out of seeing Jon work as a deckhand on The Deadliest Catch.  After spending 48 hours on his feet pulling up crab pots in below freezing temperatures on the Bering Sea, he might just decide that being married to Kate isn’t so bad after all.

Jon Gosselin drained the marital bank account

gosselinKate Gosselin says that her soon-to-be ex-husband Jon Gosselin withdrew more than $200,000 from the couple’s joint bank account last week without her knowledge, leaving her with only a mere $1,000. She told NBC that she now has a stack of bills that need to be paid and she has no way of paying them.

Isn’t this just what people do when they go through a divorce? One spouse drains the bank account before the other spouse thinks of doing themselves?

Evidently a judge issued an order a while back stating that neither Gosselin could take money out without first getting it approved by the court, but what does something like that mean to Jon Gosselin? He’s a rebel. He wears Ed Hardy shirts adorned with tigers and dragons. He smokes cigarettes and rides ATVs. He dates teenage whores and wears studs in both earlobes.

Rules and judges are for squares, and Jon Gosselin ain’t no square.

He’s also out of a job. Not that he really had a job, but it was announced last week the TLC is dropping his name from the show. Instead of Jon & Kate Plus 8, the show will now be called Kate Plus 8.