Jon Gosselin entered into a secret deal to earn money in violation of his TLC contract, and RadarOnline.com has obtained the document that proves it.
The document is a contract that spells out a business relationship between Jon, Hailey Glassman, Mike Heller and Michael Lohan.
And although it is unsigned, the contract led to Jon being paid for outside appearances that violated his TLC deal, Michael Lohan told RadarOnline.com exclusively.
The document spells out a business relationship between Heller and Lohan, and says they have “entered into an agreement with Jon Gosselin... pursuant to which TR is entitled to certain fees resulting from the arrangement of business transactions on behalf of Gosselin and Glassman (the “TR Management Agreement”).
TR is a company that was a joint venture of Lohan’s company and Mike Heller’s company.
But Heller never signed the contract after his father Mark advised him against it, according to Lohan.
“I brought Jon to the table so I told Michael Heller we needed an agreement. He said no problem,” Lohan said, explaining the origin of the document. “We were representing him. If we got him interviews, if he did promotional events, anything.
“I brought Jon Gosselin to Mike Heller, so Michael had an obligation to pay me a percentage of what he made.”
And, in what is sure to be strong evidence for TLC and its law firm Williams & Connolly, Lohan says he was paid for deals that Jon made money from – deals that violate Jon’s TLC agreement.
Heller “was paying me all along, which basically proves that I did have a deal with him. Why was he paying me checks and giving my wife and my son checks?” Lohan told RadarOnline.com.
Lohan said some of the payments he received for helping get Jon paying gigs was in cash.
“A lot of it was cash, so I would imagine that there were a lot of things that I wasn’t paid for too,” Lohan told RadarOnline.com. “We’re going to find out in this court case, when they’re deposed we’re going to find out exactly.”
The fact that a paper trail exists on outside business deals for Jon will be powerful evidence for TLC and its law firm, Williams & Connolly, as they seek a preliminary injunction against Jon in December.
They are sure to argue that the contract and the payments prove Jon was developing (and executing) business opportunities knowingly in violation of his TLC contract.
Paul Gaffney, the lead attorney for Williams & Connolly on this case, will depose a number of people who were close to Jon during this summer when TLC says he began breaching his contract.