It looks like Jon Gosselin is fighting a bitter divorce war on two fronts now.
TLC has now responded to Jon’s bombshell that he wants to shut down the reality show because he doesn’t think it’s good for his kids.
The network released this statement Thursday morning:
“We are aware of Jon Gosselin’s recent statements, and remain deeply disappointed at his continued erratic behavior. He and the family were shooting as recently as last Friday, without incident, and his latest comments are grossly inaccurate, without merit and are clearly opportunistic. Despite Jon Gosselin’s repeated self destructive and unprofessional actions, he remains under an exclusive contract with TLC. Direct filming of the children has been currently suspended, pending further conversations between both parents.
It doesn’t take any reading between the lines to figure out that TLC is going to use their contract with Jon as leverage in this battle. And Jon’s lawyer has already staked out the position that the newly renamed Kate Plus 8 does not, in his opinion, have the right to film the children based on Jon’s previous consent.
Still, TLC’s statements is one of the strongest we can recall of a network bashing its own talent. Calling Jon “self destructive” and “erratic” and characterizing his movements as “unprofessional actions” are certainly fighting words!