Daily Dish: Jon Gosselin Takes Money From Family
Kate Gosselin speaks out on the Today Show to set the record straight about her estranged husband’s money snatching and odd behavior
The Gosselins find themselves in the headlines again, but now it’s Kate doing the talking. She appeared on the Today Show this morning to set the record straight about her estranged hubby, Jon, and his money snatching ways.
Kate claims Jon took $230,000 from the couple’s joint bank account without her consent, an action that violated a court order stemming from their divorce. As punishment, Kate has enlisted the help of Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer in order to hold Jon in contempt of court.
Kate said on the Today Show that before their split, Jon had been known to take money out of their joint account without asking. She was afraid he would do it again, so she put $100,000 on the side just in case it was the only money Jon would leave her with to support their family. After the divorce was announced, Jon just couldn’t stop himself from taking more, spending it on “unnecessary” things.
Earlier this week, TLC said it would be starting a new season of the Gosselin show, renamed Kate Plus 8, but Jon pulled the plug on filming just two days later, stating that the Gosselin children no longer wanted cameras in their home.
But Kate discounted all of that this morning: “The kids love our crew, the interaction, and the events. The kids are angry [that filming has stopped]. They were crying and screaming when I told them taping had stopped.”
Halting the show has been strike number 1,000 for Jon, says Kate, claiming that the TLC show has been the family’s only source of income. “In one week, at his hands, all of this has been removed: our money, our income. I never wanted to sit here and talk about these details, but I need to tell the truth and what is happening so when my kids look back on this, they don’t see just lies, but the truth.”
She went on to say, “It appears to me that there is one parent at this point that is caring about the welfare of our children.”
When asked if she could ever put the gloves down and mend her relationship with Jon, Kate replied half in tears, “He has gone way too far off the trail. I will keep peace where I need to keep peace. Obviously I’m very upset. I can’t sleep at night, I can’t pay my bills … I think [Jon] is receiving bad advice and he is making bad decisions. I’m still hoping at some point I will receive a phone call and the old Jon will be back.” (Us Magazine)