Kate Gosselin Sues Ex-Husband Jon Gosselin Over Book, Alleges Phone and Computer Hacking

Celebrity News Aug. 26, 2013 AT 5:10PM
Kate Gosselin Kate Gosselin has filed a lawsuit against ex-husband Jon Gosselin over a book about her, alleging he hacked her computer and phone Credit: JB Lacroix/WireImage

Jon and Kate plus lawsuit. On Monday, Aug. 26, Kate Gosselin filed a lawsuit against ex-husband Jon Gosselin, alleging he hacked into her computer and phone and stole her hard drive.

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The Associated Press reports that Kate, 38, claims in the federal lawsuit that Jon, 36, accessed private information for the book, Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World, written by Robert Hoffman, who is Jon's friend and business partner. "Jon violated a federal anti-hacking statute in order to publish salacious, scandalous and defamatory information about Kate," said Kate's lawyer A. Jordan Rushie. "It's damaged her reputation."

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The lawsuit said that the 2012 book was taken off stands after two days for illegally obtaining information. The suit accuses Jon of identity theft, wiretapping and invasion of privacy.

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Kate and Jon, who starred on TLC's reality series Jon & Kate Plus 8 alongside their eight children, divorced in 2009 after 10 years of marriage. Kate is seeking unspecified damages in the lawsuit.

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