Jon Gosselin was scheduled to appear in court today for a hearing in which he’s fighting TLC, the network that aired his show Jon & Kate Plus 8. However, according to the AP, Jon was a no-show today at the Maryland court.
In October, TLC sued Jon for violating his contract for allegedly making paid and unpaid TV appearances without the cable network's permission.
His attorney Mark Heller responded to the allegations, saying, "Jon will vigorously defend against this baseless action ... and we are confident that through the course of litigation it will clearly be evident that Discovery and TLC exploited, manipulated and abused the Gosselins' vulnerability and financial hardship."
Despite Jon’s absence today, the hearing is going forward without him. The judge says Gosselin’s lawyers don’t plan to call witnesses. Jon claims he has a right to earn a living as a media personality. He also claims in a countersuit that TLC violated Pennsylvania’s child labor laws in filming his eight children.
If this is something he’s so passionate about, why wouldn’t Jon make it a point to be there? It’s not like he has anything else going on right now!