Jon Gosselin, or at least his legal team, is going to be spending a lot of time in court.
In addition to his divorce proceedings from wife Kate Gosselin, the reality dad was recently sued by TLC for breach of contract — and now he’s retaliated against the cable network with a $5 million lawsuit of his own, reports Radaronline.
Gosselin, 32, “is likely to argue that TLC is preventing him from earning a living with a contract that is too restrictive,” says Radar. The website notes that Gosselin’s lawyers Mike and Mark Heller have previously argued that their client lacked sufficient legal representation when he signed his initial contract with TLC, the network which broadcasts Jon and Kate Plus 8.
The network’s initial suit alleges that the father of eight has violated his TLC contract by engaging in unauthorized business deals and interviews. In the filing, Radar observes that “TLC is not stopping Jon from earning a living . . . and contends he is always able to go back to his former job in Information Technology.”
The breach of contract suit gets underway in a Maryland court Dec. 14, when Gosselin faces a preliminary injunction hearing. Along with his on-and-off girlfriend Hailey Glassman, one-time date Kate Major and former pal Michael Lohan, Gosselin himself will be forced to testify.