Jason Hummel has responded to accusations by his sister Deanna, who has accused him of lying about her three-month affair with Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin.
"I'm sad to hear my sister's comments," Jason tells Usmagazine.com. "I never wanted my sister to be hurt by this. I was only trying to protect her by getting the truth out there. I love my sister and I could never say a bad word about her. That said, the facts are the facts."
He adds: "He's not the guy I would pick for my sister."
In the new Us Weekly, Jason -- who was not paid for his interview -- went on the record about the liaison, detailing Jon's trips to the Reading, Pennsylvania, home he shares with his sister (SEE VIDEO). (TLC was asked twice by Us Weekly to comment on the story and refused; Deanna also declined to comment multiple times before publication.)
Of Deanna's statement to People.com, Jason adds: "I noticed that in both her and Jon's recent comments, that neither of them addresses the fact that he was sleeping over at our house and was videotaped leaving our house at 7:30 in the morning." "Neither of them addresses why she was photographed in a bikini in his front yard while Kate was out of town. It is what it is. I have no reason to lie," he continues. "I only want the best for my sister." (Jason told the new issue of Us Weekly that Deanna "...is obviously worried about her career and reputation...and is partly hurt by [Jon] trying to deny [their affair], and partly like an idiot for not realizing what was going on sooner.")
As for Deanna's accusations today against her brother for being "very shady" and "having no job" and a "criminal background," Jason Hummel -- a full-time student at Reading Area Community College - was candid about his history in the new issue of Us Weekly. "I have a bad past and I'm not proud of it," he told the magazine. "I was selling drugs. I didn't get a jail sentence, I'm on probation. When I made my mistake, I was the same age as my sister is now, making her mistake. Hopefully she can learn from it." (He is 29, Deanna is 23.)
Meanwhile, David Reitnauer -- a security guard at a Pennsylvania motel -- has come forth, telling RadarOnline.com that he also saw Jon kiss a woman who fits the description of Deanna at Legends Lounge on April 19. (Jon has denied kissing Deanna at the club. He also denied that he wasn't wearing his wedding ring, even though photos clearly show him with no band on his left hand.) Jon appeared "heavily intoxicated" that night, Reitnauer said, and called Deanna "babe," which Us Weekly reported last week. Hummel has claimed she was driving Gosselin's car because she is into cars. Asked if Jon and Deanna's kiss seemed romantic, Reitnauer said, "yes," and added that Jon seemed "very startled" when people noticed him. It's not the first time Jon has acted strangely at a nightclub. In February, he was photographed partying with co-eds at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. In the current issue of Ladies' Home Journal, he said, "I always thought I would be, like, 54 years old and marry a 19-year-old or something."