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EXCLUSIVE: Cops Believe Jon Gosselin's Ransack Claims Are Publicity Stunt

Jan. 13 2010, Published 2:34 p.m. ET

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New York police investigating the "ransacking" of Jon Gosselin's apartment believe the event was a publicity stunt, sources familiar with the situation told exclusively.

A large Japanese chef's knife pinning a note - allegedly from Hailey - to a dresser particularly strikes investigators as staged, the sources said. exclusively obtained a photo of that scene, which also shows tufts of cut up furniture on the floor.

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"The more cops have looked into it, the more they feel like it was a publicity stunt," a police source told "They absolutely think the butcher knife part of it is B.S."

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Despite the skepticism, the case remains open.

The criminal complaint was filed after Jon said he found his New York apartment ransacked Dec. 26 and blamed ex-girlfriend Hailey.


An NYPD source also told that Hailey's complaint against the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star is going nowhere.

Cops looked into Glassman's claim that Jon, jealous over a photo of her kissing another man, pushed her against a wall and verbally abused her.

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"He won't be arrested on this one," said the NYPD source. "It seems clear he pushed her, but he didn't strike her from what they've learned during their investigation.

"However, there's now a 'D.I.R.' - a 'Domestic Incident Report' on file because of her claim, which means that if there's any future domestic violence or aggravated assault claims involving Gosselin that comes to the NYPD, they'll be more likely to probe deeper because there's now something in his file."

The events occurred as Hailey moved out of the apartment they shared and the couple split.



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