Jon's Lawyer: TLC Is a "Monster" that "Exploited, Manipulated" Family

Celebrity News Oct. 1, 2009 AT 5:45PM
Jon's Lawyer: TLC Is a "Monster" that "Exploited, Manipulated" Family Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

 

Jon Gosselin's lawyer is lashing out at TLC -- which called the reality dad "erratic" after he tried to halt production of Kate Plus 8.

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In a statement to Usmagazine.com, Gosselin's lawyer, Mark J. Heller, says:

"As legal counsel for Jon Gosselin, I am totally confident that he will be completely successful in his quest to take back control of his family and preserve, protect and ensure their future well-being by putting the brakes on his divorce and pulling the plug on TLC, the media giant that he perceives as a monster that has exploited and manipulated his family and has been partially responsible for the breakdown of his marriage.

"Jon is resolved not to allow the TLC corporate machine to devour his family and promote the monster's best interests over those of his family.  

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"TLC and Discovery have been reputed to have generated approximately $186 million dollars for the quarter -- compliments of the Gosselin family, and Jon firmly believes that their greed to continue that cash flow will be trumped by his courage and determination to protect his family."

Earlier Thursday, Kate, 34, released a statement slamming Jon, 32.

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"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," she said.

 

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