Jon: Kate's Bank Account Claims Are "a Total Fabrication"

Entertainment Oct. 5, 2009 AT 1:30PM
Jon: Kate's Bank Account Claims Are "a Total Fabrication" Credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images; James Devaney/WireImage.com

Jon Gosselin says he didn't leave estranged wife Kate high and dry by emptying cash from a shared account.

"I've never taken any money out because over ten years, Kate handled all the banking," he says on an episode of The Insider to air Monday night.

"Over the past four years of doing the show, we accrued $2,250,000. She says in the past week I took $230,000," he says. In fact, Kate said on the Today show that he'd taken the money out between Aug. 10 and Sept. 29.

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"I have withdrawn roughly $177,000 over the course of a year, which is less than 10 percent of what we made. That's like my paycheck," he continues.

Jon, 32, says Kate's claims are "a total fabrication. I withdrew $22,000 last Thursday. I have the paper trail to prove it."

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The dad of eight says he believes Kate is "incriminating herself and not thinking clearly. She's wanting me to look bad."

Jon says Kate should have no problem paying the bills. On the Today show Monday morning, she said she didn't have enough money to mail bills in her handbag; a few hours later, she called into The View to declare she'd take a job at McDonald's to support the kids if she had to.

Says Jon: "She's hiding money. We have 11 bank accounts. That was just our joint account. She had a best-selling book. Where's that million dollars?"

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Despite appearing on a TV show to discuss their monetary woes, Jon insists, "I didn't want these things to come public. I didn't want this to be embarrassing for her."

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