Now that TLC has renamed the show and reduced his role, Jon Gosselin is striking back. TLC has had to suspend production of “Kate Plus Eight” while it deals with legal objections from the former co-star of “Jon & Kate Plus Eight.”
RadarOnline.com first reported that following the TLC announcement of the show’s renaming, Jon’s attorney sent the network notice that “no production crews are to enter Jon’s family home for any reason,” and threatened to take police action against any “trespassers.”
Jon doesn’t actually live there anymore, but he claims authority to bar TLC based on his joint custody of the eight children and co-ownership of the property while the couple’s divorce is still pending. Rather than battle over whether Jon has any legal authority to bar the crews, TLC has stopped production of “Kate Plus Eight.”
TLC sent out a statement to RBR-TVBR and other news outlets:
“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. Despite Jon Gosselin’s repeated self destructive and unprofessional actions, he remains under an exclusive contract with TLC. Direct filming of the children has been currently suspended, pending further conversations between both parents,” the cable network said.
RBR-TVBR observation: No soap opera writer could top the plot lines of this reality TV show. We, though, are sorry for the eight kids in the middle of this mess.