Jon Gosselin says estranged wife Kate is trying to keep him from seeing his twins Mady and Cara on their 9th birthday Thursday.
"She's trying to prevent me from seeing my kids on their birthday because she doesn't want to see me," alleges the dad of eight, 32, in an interview on Entertainment Tonight that airs Wednesday night.
Jon says that if "obeys" Kate, "That's like giving her full custody…. She can't tell me what to do."
Jon and Kate switch off living in the family's $1.1-million Pennsylvania home when they have custody of the kids, but Jon says he's "just going to stay" when his turn is up.
"I own the house, so I can do what I want," he says.
Kate — who alleges that Jon stole $230,000 from a bank account, leaving her without enough cash to pay bills — wrote Jon an email that says, "Due to recent events, it will be too stressful to the kids to have both of us here as planned. I would like to split the evening so they can see us both."
But despite Kate attempting to set up a visit between 4 and 6 p.m. that day, Jon still says, "She doesn't want to work things out."
Earlier Wednesday, Jon said most of his kids didn't care when they found out their parents were splitting up.
"When we told them we were going to get divorced, the 5-year olds said, 'What's for lunch?' The only two people who really cared with [9-year-old twins] Mady and Cara," Jon told ET. "Cara broke down and Mady said, 'Oh, I saw this coming.'"