In a raw and sure-to-be controversial audio recording, Jon Gosselin rants against TLC and expresses disgust because “I put my kids out there to every pedophile on the planet and they never got paid for it.”
The recording was obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com and includes Jon explaining that he began speaking freely in public because he thought TLC was afraid of him.
He accuses the network of taking money for deals with two magazines and is angry that they didn’t share the wealth. It’s clear that Jon believes his (supposed) knowledge of these deals means TLC will not stop him from talking – and making financial deals. He says “They haven’t said (bleep).”
The Jon & Kate Plus 8 former star claims TLC got paid in a side deal and says “I put my kids out there to every pedophile on the planet and they never got paid for it? It’s disgusting”
Jon then laments that he didn’t start speaking freely months ago and explains he held off because “They (TLC) tried to scare tactic me.”
But by the time this recording was made several months ago it’s clear that Jon will no longer be “Scare Tactic-ed” and he says if he reveals that the network took money for the magazine deals the network would take a big financial hit.
“If that information became public, can you imagine? Their stock would tank,” Jon says.
RadarOnline.com has confirmed that contrary to Jon’s belief, TLC was not paid for either magazine interview, both of which were done for publicity.
Jon’s recorded conversation took place months before TLC proved his assessment of their inaction wrong by filing a breach of contract lawsuit against him and hiring one of the best law firms in the country to press the matter. The show aired its final original episode Monday after Jon withdrew permission for the network to film his children.
The recording comes at a key early point in Jon’s battle with TLC and is a phone call with Michael Lohan, who worked various financial deals with Jon – deals that TLC says violated the exclusivity portion of Jon’s contract.
Jon appears concerned about that clause early in the conversation, when he talks about evading photographers. But as he continues talking, Jon reveals that everyone knows he is now talking freely and makes it clear that he thinks he has TLC afraid to stop him.
It’s pure Jon uncensored on the tape where he also dismisses his time with Kate Major and talks about how she complained he made her look bad. “You know like you know we hung out,” he explains. “Still don’t get it. (Bleep).
He also discloses that his relationship with Hailey Glassman began May 4th.
“I’m not stupid,” he says at one point to Lohan, who is scheduled to be deposed by TLC’s law firm, Williams & Connolly.