Jon Gosselin Says He Nearly Went Bankrupt Trying To Keep His Kids Off TV

November 18, 2019 / Posted by:

Well, it was nice while it lasted. We had 10 entire years during which Jon Gosselin was forced to find a revenue stream that didn’t include publicly talking shit about the mother of his children, Kate Gosselin. But since the gag order that was barring him from doing so was lifted back in September, Jon can put away his tear-away stripper pants for good. According to People, Jon appears on today’s episode of The Dr. Oz Show, claiming he’s “pretty much bankrupted” himself “fighting to get his kids off TV forever”. Apparently talking about them on Dr. Oz does not count.

Way back in 2009, TLC sued John for breach of contract after the couple split and Jon stopped hitting his marks and reading his lines with conviction. According to Jon, he did it for the chirrun. People reports:

In his interview, Jon claims that TLC, the network which aired Jon & Kate Plus 8, helped finance Kate during their divorce proceedings, while he had to support himself.

“I literally hung a sign on my gate saying, ‘If any crew members show up, I’ll have you arrested for trespassing,’” he says. “They sued me for breach of contract and I pretty much bankrupted myself.”

“I’ve spent $1.7 million in lawyers fees from when TLC sued me and the divorce,” he adds, and claims “TLC paid for [Kate’s] attorneys in the lawsuit and for her divorce.”

John currently has sole custody of two of the sextuplets, Collin and Hannah. The other four live with Kate and refuse to have any contact with him. The twins Mady and Cara are blessedly 18 and off to college. Because Dr. Oz is not only a highly trained medical professional, he’s also a fame hungry charlatan, during the interview, he asked Jon if he thinks Kate is an “unfit mother.

“I believe her intentions, in the beginning, were good intentions, bringing kids into the world,” he says on the TV talk show. “She fought to have these kids. But I think once fame and money got involved, it twisted her belief system. On my end, I’ve been fighting to get my kids off TV forever.”

Jon goes on to claim in the interview that his ex wanted “legal custody to film my kids to sustain her lifestyle and their lifestyle.”

Kate’s response to People was a delusional ramble about how she has “made it a rule never to respond to Jon’s delusional ramblings” but that “at some point soon” she looks “forward to making sure the absolute truth about our family is known.” Perhaps in a Very Special Episode of her upcoming TLC show Kate Plus Date.

Here’s a clip of Jon’s interview.

The good news is that the sextuplets only have 3 more years until they turn 18. The bad news is, no matter what age the are, Jon and Kate will always be their parents.

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