Jon Gosselin may be wishing he showed up to court yesterday, because the odds are not in his favor now. Yesterday a hearing took place, and he failed to show up.
TLC filed a request to have the reality show dad banned from making any further media appearances, saying he was in violation of his contract. And since Jon wasn’t there to defend himself, the judge had no problem siding with TLC.
Radar reports that TLC Chief Operating Officer Edward Sabin slammed Jon’s behavior on the stand, claiming the numerous appearances he made over the summer “made the show look bad.”
“Photos of Jon Gosselin with scores of bikini-clad women was inconsistent with our image brand of our show,” Sabin said, referring to a pool party Jon hosted in Vegas.
Sabin also said Jon had a “series of last straws,” including taking money from “entertainment programs where the folks sit around and gossip about celebrities’ lives.”
Sabin said TLC had intended on renaming Jon & Kate Plus 8 with Kate Plus 8, and they had planned on still playing Jon. The network released the following statement:
“We are pleased with the Court’s ruling today. The Court has validated our view that Mr. Gosselin has a valid, binding contract and that he has breached it repeatedly. Step one — getting the court to order Mr. Gosselin to comply with his contractual obligations — has been accomplished. Any further breaches going forward will be violations of a court order. We look forward to the next phase of the litigation, which is to pursue our claim for damages resulting from Mr. Gosselin’s numerous breaches.”
Do you think this court ruling is fair?