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Jon's Big Day in Court

Don't know about y'all but I cannot WAIT to hear today's courtroom events.
Should be humorous in a painfully pathetic sort of way. Oh how I wish this trial was taped/filmed. :: cries:: Doesn't it seem like we are WAY overdue for the very obvious next generation Reality TV Show --- ie., show depicting the various courtroom antics of all these Reality TV "stars". That's some Reality TV, I'd like to see.


Piper K said...

I just saw this.......really strange. If the court found TLC violated the laws about child labor, couldn't a suit be brought against Jon for allowing it? HA!!

ROCKVILLE, Md. – Jon Gosselin, the star of TLC's hit reality show "Jon and Kate Plus 8," has not shown up to a hearing in his legal fight with the network.

Gosselin's attorney, Mark Heller, had previously said the celebrity dad would attend Thursday's hearing in Maryland, but the hearing has started without him.

The judge says Gosselin's lawyers don't plan to call witnesses.

The network wants the judge to stop Gosselin from making media appearances that it says violate his exclusive contract. TLC, which is owned by Silver Spring, Md.-based Discovery Communications, says the contract remains in force.

Gosselin says he has a right to earn a living as a media personality. He also claims in a countersuit that TLC violated Pennsylvania's child labor laws in filming his eight children.

Anonymous said...

just in said...

BREAKING NEWS: TLC Wins In Court Against Jon GosselinBREAKING NEWS: TLC Wins In Court Against Jon Gosselin
Posted on Dec 10, 2009 @ 06:09PM print it send it
Splash NewsTLC has won it’s legal battle against Jon Gosselin. The network had asked for a preliminary injunction against the reality TV dad, claiming he breached their contract as well as exclusivity and confidentiality agreements tied to Jon & Kate Plus 8.

EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: Inside The Courtroom As TLC And Jon Gosselin Battle It Out Today

PHOTOS: Jon Gosselin Is Vegas Party Boy

Jon was not present for the proceedings at the Maryland Circuit Court. He had been expected to be questioned under oath regarding his outside income, statements about TLC and more.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Hailey Glassman -- Still Living With Jon But Not Talking To Him

TLC Chief Operating Officer Edward Sabin had called Gosselin’s behavior embarrassing for the network and the show, pointing to an August appearance he made in Las Vegas at a pool party. "It made the show look bad," Sabin said on the stand. "Photos of Jon Gosselin with scores of bikini-clad women was inconsistent with our image brand of our show."

PHOTOS: Jon Gosselin - Table For One

Jon’s lawyer Peter Toumbekis said in his closing argument that the 32-year old’s lifestyle had not done any “irreparable harm” and pointed to the fact that since the controversy surrounding the Gosselins’ marriage surfaced, the show’s ratings went “through the roof!” Toumbekis also brought up the Pennsylvania Labot Department’s ongoing investigation regarding the show’s contract in the context of the children, alleging the network purposefully circumvented child labors laws and neglected to justly compensate the eight kids.

TLC'S lead attorney Paul Gaffney, from the prestigious law firm Williams & Connolly, read from his depositions of Kate Major and Hailey Glassman in his closing argument. Major said, regarding the potential Divorced Dads’ Club show, that Jon knew the venture was “inconsistent” with his contract with TLC but “at that point he just didn't care." As for Glassman? When asked whether Jon ever told her he couldn’t speak publicly she responded: "He said TLC will not allow it. He was like a child. 'How come Kate can do this and not me?' Because they can control Kate's mouth."

TLC also defended their renaming of the show to Kate Plus 8: Sabin said TLC "decided to rename the program and shift the focus to Kate's plight as a single mother; [Jon] was going to be paid under the same terms of the contract." Sabin said the network decided to sue Jon after a “series of last straws” which included taking money from "entertainment programs (ET, The Insider) where folks sit around and gossip about celebrities' lives."

iwhyawli said...

Yeesh, radaronline play-by-play updates of the proceedings STINK! If you'd think they'd hire a hard-hitting "journalist" who knew shorthand and\or who was able to identify the substantive points of the proceedings.

Anonymous said...

OMG did you hear that Heller had to sit in the audience and did you listen to him after the judge's ruling, after all his bullsh*t now they are talking about renewing the contract???? Are they absolutely nuts? They contradict themselves left and right. Does this guy know how to practice law? Did he get his license in a cracker jack box? Not for nothing, Jon should have gotten rid of these Heller losers from day one. Everything that they have done has been wrong from day one. Did they think that they were actually going to get away with this nonsense? The guy is totally stupid, a sleaze bag, and off the wall. He belongs on the Boardwalk in Coney Island hawking hotdogs.

Anonymous and proud! said...

You have to have a license to hawk hotdogs on the boardwalk and that's something this loser attorney can't even get, lol.

Jon is the eternal dumbass and he's going to find his ass in jail eventually. I'll bet my anonymous reputation on it, lmao!