Jon Gosselin sues TLC for $5 million over “great anguish” and “financial losses”

In response to TLC’s lawsuit against him, Jon Gosselin has sued the network for $5 million. His attorney Mark Heller told People that TLC’s “behavior has caused Jon great anguish and it has caused him financial losses.”

His suit claims TLC “damaged his reputation and career by preventing him from working with other media outlets” and “also claims the network breached its own contract with Gosselin and owes him $175,000 for shows that already aired. The Gosselins’ contract, dated April 28, 2008, says he gets $22,500 for each half-hour episode and $45,000 for each one-hour episode,” People reports.

In other news, we have just two Mondays left of Jon & Kate Plus Eight, and then the show goes away forever.

Jon Gosselin Files $5 Million Lawsuit Against TLC [People]

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