A few days after Kate Gosselin claimed estranged husbandJon Gosselin raided their joint account, Jon has filed court papers claiming Kate did the same.
Jon is claiming Kate withdrew over $60,000 from their joint account between July and September 2009. In addition, he also wants an explanation for over $1 million Kate withdrew from February 2008 to June 2009 which according to Jon, have not been properly accounted for.
Jon is also admitting he took money out of the couple Jon’s account in the court papers filed, he however does not reveal the amount he took. The papers released by his lawyer state, “husband admits that he has taken funds from the joint money market account, Husband avers that wife has removed funds from the account as well.”
According to TMZ, Kate sources close to Kate are adamant that her withdrawals were legal and note that Jon withdrew $230,000 without the necessary permission required by the arbitrator. Both sides will be in court on Tuesday.
Another day, another chapter. Kate Gosselin has filed paperwork asking for child support and temporary spousal support in response to Jon Gosselin taking $230,000 from the couple’s joint bank account, says Mark Momjian, one of her divorce attorneys.
Sources reveal that the petition was filed in court sometime last week — around the same time Jon, 32, tried to halt production on their newly titled TLC show, Kate Plus 8, claiming the show is hurting his kids.
“She needs relief in light of the draining of substantial marital assets in violation of the arbitrator’s decision that the money should be used only for specific purposes,” says Momjian, adding that the money issues between the Gosselins are being hammered out by a court-appointed arbitrator per an agreement on both sides. An arbitrator’s conference is scheduled for Tuesday, according to Momjian.
Jon’s divorce attorney, Mark Heller, has yet to comment on Kate’s request.
The latest in the soap opera known as the Gosselins is news that the couple kept their cool for their twins’ birthday party.
Jon Gosselin had threatened the party would turn into WWIII if Kate refused to let him stay. Then there was some more drama involving both parents getting separate cakes for the twins.
“We kept it cordial for the kids,” Jon told Usmagazine outside the party Thursday evening. The Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad picked up the kids from the bus stop after school earlier in the day, and said he planned to stay “awhile” but not overnight.
Jon however managed to roll his eyes when asked how things were going with Kate, saying things were “fine.”
The Birthdaygate drama began when Jon accused Kate of trying to change their joint-custody arrangement so that he could only be present at their home from 4 to 6 p.m during the party.
“I won’t allow that,” he told ET. “She’s basically saying it would be too stressful to the kids to have both of us here, like we originally planned.”
So that’s it for Birthdaygate, that is until something new develops before the end of the day of course. But seriously, will someone tell these two, especially Jon, that Mady & Cara are now 9 years of age, and might perhaps have access to the Internet and tabloids, where they can unfortunately read about their parents bickering daily about nothing.
TheJonandKate Gosselin saga doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. Jon says estranged wife Kate is trying to prevent him from seeing his twins on their birthday. Both Mady and Cara celebrate their 9th birthday today.
“She’s trying to prevent me from seeing my kids on their birthday because she doesn’t want to see me,” alleges the dad of eight, in a recent interview on Entertainment Tonight (ET) that aired Wednesday night.
Both Jon and Kate have to take turns living in their $1.1-million Pennsylvania home when they have custody of the kids, but Jon says he’s “just going to stay” when its his turn.
“I own the house, so I can do what I want,” he says.
A few days ago, Kate accused Jon of taking $230,000 from their joint bank account, leaving her with $1000. Kate sent Jon an email saying, “Due to recent events, it will be too stressful to the kids to have both of us here as planned. I would like to split the evening so they can see us both.” The email also limits the time that Jon can spend with the kids on Thursday from 4 to 6pm
In the interview with ET, Jon also claims that his “kids didn’t care” when they found out their parents were splitting up.”When we told them we were going to get divorced, the 5-year olds said, ‘What’s for lunch?’ The only two people who really cared were [9-year-old twins] Mady and Cara,” Jon told ET. “Cara broke down and Mady said, ‘Oh, I saw this coming.'”
Never shy to give her opinion, The Real Housewives of NYC star told Jon, “I think you’re defeated. You need to pull yourself up from your bootstraps and get back to your kids and get your crap together.” Bethenny continued, “You need to pull it together.”
Jon– who halted production on Kate Plus 8 — replied, “That’s what I am trying to do.”
“Everyone’s mad at you right now,” sneered Bethenny, 38. She goes on, “America has a big problem with the fact that [your kids] are growing up on a television show. You never know what the effects will be 20 years from now.”
Referring to some of Jon’s latest antics, Bethenny added – “It looks like you went through a rebellious phase.”
Jon responded, “Of course. I went from [age] 32 to 23. My therapist has told me that. My therapist told me I went from 32 to 23.”
In other news, Kate Gosselin refuted Jon’s claims that the show was harmful to their kids. Kate said Monday on the Today show. “Times eight, there was wailing and sobbing. They love the crew, they love the interaction, they love the events. It is not harmful to them. They are angry.”
Jon Gosselin responds to Kate Gosselin’s accusation that he took $230,000 from the couple’s joint account, leaving only $1,000 for the family.
The Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad calls Kate’s accusation “A total fabrication.” Jon, 32, told The Insider Monday. “I withdrew $22,000 last Thursday. I have the paper trail to prove it.”
“I’ve never taken any money out because over 10 years, Kate handled all the banking,” he said. “Over the past four years of doing the show, we accrued $2,250,000. She says in the past week I took $230,000. I have withdrawn roughly $177,000 over the course of a year, which is less than 10 percent of what we made. That’s like my paycheck.”
In addition, Jon accuses Kate of hiding money and lying just to make him look bad. He insists that Kate should have no problems paying the bills. He also reveals that Kate made millions from her best seller book.
Kate appeared on the Today show yesterday morning, saying she didn’t have enough money to pay the bills. A few hours later, she called into the The View and said she’d take a job at McDonald’s in order to provide for her kids if it ever got to that point.
Despite appearing on National television to talk about their monetary issues, Jon insists, “I didn’t want these things to come public. I didn’t want this to be embarrassing for her.”
The Gosselin drama gets uglier as each day goes by. The latest is Kate Gosselin accusing Jon Gosselinof taking out $200,000 from the couple’s joint account, leaving only $1,000 for Kate.
According to RadarOnline, Jon violated an arbitrator’s rules by pulling hundreds of thousands of dollars out of his joint account with Kate. Jon is said to have withdrawn this amount just hours after his appearance on Larry King Live on Thursday.
Radar confirmed with multiple sources that Kate routinely pays the family bills from that bank account. Jon’s actions are said to be in violation of the Gosselin divorce arbitrator’s guidelines.
Kate has engaged a high-powered lawyer who immediately sent Jon a letter, demanding he return the money to the bank account. Another attorney for Kate will go to court in Pennsylvania on Monday to file papers demanding the money be returned.
Kate also appeared on the Today Show Monday morning confirming these events.
The battle between the Gosselins continues. In response to the recent news of Jon Gosselin ending Jon & Kate Plus 8, Kate Gosselin’s lawyer says her estranged husband Jon won’t have much luck terminating the show’s production.
“These parties entered into an agreement once the divorce action was filed that allowed each parent – who had physical custody of the children – to make the filming decisions when the children were with them,” Kate’s lawyer Mark Momjian said on the Today show Friday.
“When the children are with Kate, Jon agreed that Kate would make the filming decisions involving the kids,” he added.
Jon appeared on Larry King Live Thursday stating that an “epiphany” ” led him to want to end the show. Mark slams Jon because a week ago, Jon was involved in the shooting of the show. Also, he says Jon could have announced he didn’t want his kids to be on the show “a year ago, but he didn’t.”
“His active participation and encouragement of the show involved all the children and a decision by both parents to include the children and continue production,” he said.
Jon’s lawyer, Mark Heller told Larry King during the interview that the show will be halted and he is certain that no judge would ever “subject the children to the show if the father believes it’s detrimental.”
But Kate’s lawyer says that the eight children — 5-year-old sextuplets Hannah, Leah, Alexis, Joel, Aaden and Collin and 8-year-old twins, Cara and Mady — “are loved by both of their parents. Jon admits that his wife is a wonderful parent, they live in their family home. Kate is their primary caretaker. They’ve reached agreements about custody.”
Kate “is going to honor her contract,” Mark said. “She’d like to continue with the show. She loves doing the show.”