Jon Gosselin Sues TLC, Claims He’s Too Famous to Get a Real Job

Former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin is suing TLC over claims the network has interfered with his ability to earn a living. Because, according to court papers filed by Gosselin’s attorney, the reality TV dad is too famous to get a real job and TLC is interfering with his entertainment career.

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No, seriously. In court documents filed last week, Jon Gosselin claims he has been left “without the ability to secure non-entertainment related engagements” because of the tabloid frenzy resulting from the drama surrounding Jon & Kate Plus 8 and his impending divorce from estranged wife Kate Gosselin.

Gosselin says the “enormous media interest, cameras, reporters and public interest makes it impossible to carry on normal daily activities, let alone find, secure and maintain a job…” Well, we have to admit, after all his fame-whoring, womanizing and nasty bad-mouthing in the press, we wouldn’t want to hire him to clean our toilets.

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TLC filed a lawsuit earlier this month claiming Jon Gosselin breached his exclusive contract with the network by making media appearances without their permission. In his countersuit against TLC, Jon Gosselin claims the network has damaged his reputation and good name and caused him “lost business opportunities and “lost profits.” Funny, we thought Jon Gosselin was doing a really good job of tarnishing his own name and reputation without any help at all from TLC.

Gosselin also claims TLC violated Pennsylvania’s child labor laws and did not compensate his family enough for their work on Jon & Kate Plus 8.

Jon Gosselin is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 14 for a hearing on the TLC lawsuit against him for violating his contract.

>> Previously: Jon Gosselin Mocks Himself in Funny Or Die Video

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12 thoughts on “Jon Gosselin Sues TLC, Claims He’s Too Famous to Get a Real Job”

  1. So the man has NO marketable skills but a way out of proportion ego as to his worth. With his recent behavior, who in their right mind would hire him unless they also wanted all of the cameras to be present.

  2. This is probably true. After what I’ve seen of him on the show I’d never hire him either. That’s what he means, right?

  3. only reason jon is asking for so much money is so he can pay for his 5ooo a month appartment ad take his new girlfriend on trips. i think jon is a lazy man even on the show kate did all the work kate had yo yell at him half the time to get him to help.all i gotta say to jon is get of your ass and get a 9-5 job like the rest of the world then going on trips with you teenage gf.

  4. This is too funny! He NEEDS to go get a job so he can contribute to the upbringing of those children. He needs to start circulating his resume (the one with the IT and computer stuff on it – NOT the one with his new “career” highlights! I GUARANTEE you that after one week of being at a regular job at a regular company, there will be absolutely ZERO interest in this tool. Problem solved!

  5. I cannot believe he thinks he is famous. He could work, but he is too lazy. He wants to keep using his kids for photo ops and have them and Kate bring home the bacon. Speaking of that, Jon needs to step away from the bacon and whatever he is smoking! He is so delusional and full of himself. Yuck.

  6. Oh yes! Jon cannot get a REAL job after DESTROYING his great job with TLC! He didn’t even want THAT job!

    This guy is an absolute JOKE! I ALWAYS thought that Kate was too good for him! He IS absolutely delusional and full of himself! I truly hope that he has not DESTROYED Kate’s life and his children’s lives. It is obvious that he has already destroyed Hailey’s life. Even SHE doesn’t want him! This guy is a TRAINWRECK!!

  7. Jon claims he can’t find a “real” job? When was the last time he actually worked at a real job? This lawsuit is just another lame excuse for him not to have to earn a living like the rest of us. This guy has absolutely NO redeeming qualities or talents, yet feels he has a future in the entertainment industry? He is a laughing stock., a fool a buffoon. Now if there is another family with a brood of 8 kids willing to pay him $22,000 a week to stay home and play with their kids, he will be all set. Of course they would have to allow him evenings off to continue his carousing.

  8. Jon could work from his home. He’s an IT specialist (now isnt that special, lol?) and after the trials are over, he can find an online job. BUT he’ll have to prove he’s a good worker, by putting out a regular day’s workload, and frankly I don’t think he has it in him. He’s too much wanting to live a celebrity lifestyle..and he’ll pitch mantrums in hopes of getting it.

    There’s only one thing he hasn’t done yet..tried to fake a suicide attempt. Trust me, it’s coming..the mantrum of all mantrums. But the only place that will get him, is in a mental institution for observation. Perhaps they’ll decide to keep him.

    Then Kate will lower the boom on him, and sue for total custody. Yes Jon, you think things are bad NOW? You ain’t seen nuttin yet. Keep up the mantrums and you’ll ruin what chances you do have left, for a good and normal life.

    And frankly, if you do try to fake a suicide attempt, it would serve you right if you accidently succeed. Then FINALLY we won’t have to see your ugly mug in any show, ever again.

  9. On October 9, 2009 Jon Gosselin gave an interview to Parentdish.
    PD: What are you doing with yourself these days for work?
    JG: I’m still building websites.
    Jon also said, “I’m like, I’m gonna do what’s right, whether or not it costs me my career. ”
    And Jon says. “I started writing a book. My book says it all. It will teach fathers a lesson.”

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