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.
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.”
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.
During the duo’s explosive appearance, Jon Gosselin‘s lawyer promised to kill theJon & Kate Plus 8 TLC reality show. Heller claimed TLC terminated Jon’s Jon & Kate Plus 8 contract because Jon was planning to go on the show and announce he was ending the program by no longer appearing on it and by refusing to allow his children to participate.
Heller said he considered the termination of the Gosselin reality show “a done deal,” stating that the TLC contract was “null’ and claimed that TLC bamboozled Jon and his family into signing the contract when they had no legal representation of their own.
Jon went on to claim he had an “epiphany” one day that the show was harmful for his children and that he wants filming to cease immediately. Though he has said numerous times in the past that his kids were fine with filming, and that they loved the crew.
Jon insisted that it was his right as a a parent to decide if the show is right for his family. He also claimed that it wasn’t about money or about him being dropped from the title of the show.
When asked by King how much he made from the series last year, Jon replied $1 million before taxes, $500,000 after.
Kate Gosselin is speaking out on the latest actions of her estranged husband, Jon Gosselin. Kate slams Jon in a new statement, saying her priorities lie with her children while Jon is more concerned about himself.
Kate reveals that Jon had never voiced any complaints to her about his concern for their children’s welfare. She goes on to say Jon was still taping with the kids just 6 days ago, before TLC decided to change the name of their hit show to Kate Plus 8.
TLC has suspended production of the show due to Jon’s actions and threats.
Her full statement is below –
“I’m saddened and confused by Jon’s public media statements. Jon has never expressed any concerns to me about our children being involved in the show and, in fact, is on the record as saying he believes the show benefits our children and was taping on Friday with the kids. I check in regularly with each of the kids to be sure they want to participate in and continue with the show and will continue to do so. I do the show for my family because I believe it provides us opportunities we wouldn’t otherwise have.
Jon used to share that belief until as recently as the day the network announced the name change of the show and indicated that Jon would have a lesser role in the show. It appears that Jon’s priority is Jon and his interests. My priority remains our children and their well being.”
This news comes just two days after TLC announced its plans to phase Jon out of the show, and rename it Kate Plus 8. RadarOnline reports Jon sent a letter to TLC stating all filming and production crews are banned from his family’s Wernersville, Pennsylvania home.
“Effective immediately, no production crews are to enter Jon’s family home for any reason. In the event that anyone enters the marital property, Jon Gosselin will notify the local authorities to effectuate police action against any trespassers,” his lawyer Mark J. Heller wrote to TLC.
The letters from Jon’s attorney to TLC were dated Tuesday, the same day the network announced it was minimizing his role on the show and changing the name to Kate Plus 8.
Jon states that both he and Kate both own the property where the show is being shot, that he has joint custody of the kids and that he is able to make decisions about their welfare.
According to Radar, Jon says he found out about the show’s name change in the media. He now says he believes it is not in the best interest of the children’s welfare to continue with production of the show.
Jon is currently in Los Angeles for a press tour and will be a guest on Larry King Live on Thursday.
UPDATE: TLC has now suspended production on Jon & Kate Plus 8. They gave the following statement –
“We are aware of Jon Gosselin’s recent statements, and remain deeply disappointed at his continued erratic behavior. He and the family were shooting as recently as last Friday, without incident, and his latest comments are grossly inaccurate, without merit and are clearly opportunistic…. Direct filming of the children has been currently suspended, pending further conversations between both parents.”
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This week’s cover of InTouch magazine reveals an explosive report detailing Jon Gosselin’s affair with his 23 year old babysitter, Stephanie Santoro.
The former waitress and single mom sold gave an exclusive interview to InTouch, in which she claims that during the month she spent employed as Jon’s nanny, she had a passionate affair with theJon & Kate Plus 8 star in the family home. Stephanie reveals she saw a side of Jon that’s bound to shock even his most devoted fans.
It was reported a while back that Stephanie was sleeping with Jon. Jon however denied those reports, claiming he had been faithful to girlfriend Hailey Glassman.
Below are excerpts from Stephanie’s bombshell interview. She even goes as far as to rate Jon’s bedroom performance –
How did you first meet Jon?
I had met Jon and Kate a few years back at a twins convention when they had Cara and Mady [now 8]. Jon and I became friends when I was working at [Pennsylvania bar] Legends, and he came in sometimes. After they filed for divorce, he started hanging out there a lot, and we started talking more.
When did you get intimate?
We were talking on the phone one night, and the kids were all at home, and he was like, “What are you doing tonight?” and I didn’t have plans. So he goes, “Let’s hang out. We can go hang out in the hot tub and talk more about everything.” So I went over, and we were talking. He asked me if I could give a back massage, and I was like, “Okay, whatever.” So I gave him one and then he was like, “my turn.” While we were sitting there, he said, “Well, I guess we can kiss just once.” At one point he said, “Whatever you do, don’t fall in love with me, because it’s going to be impossible for me not to fall in love with you.”
During your relationship, how many times did you sleep together?
How would you rate the sex?
On the romantic end, it was a nine. I wasn’t looking for the pleasure part of it. If you care about someone, it’s not about how good they are in bed. It wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t the best I ever had.