Report: Jon Gosselin to Countersue TLC For $5M

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009  |  Updated 12:00 PM PDT
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Report: Jon Gosselin to Countersue TLC For $5M

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Following a court order, Jon Gosselin’s attorney Mark Heller says his client returned money to the joint account he shared with estranged wife Kate Gosselin.

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Jon Gosselin is reportedly responding to TLC's lawsuit against him with a countersuit for $5 million.

According to Radar Online, the reality dad is fighting back after TLC filed a suit against him claiming breach of contract.

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The 32-year-old dad "is likely to argue that TLC is preventing him from earning a living with a contract that is too restrictive," Radar reported.

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, TLC announced it was filing suit against Jon last month over breach of contract.

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The lawsuit, filed in Maryland, alleges that the dad of eight hasn't met the obligations of his contract as an exclusive employee, has appeared on other programs for pay and made unauthorized disclosures about the show.

In a statement to Access Hollywood, Gosselin's lawyer, Mark Jay Heller, previously responded to the allegations, calling the suit a "baseless action."

A judge granted motions for TLC's lawyers to depose Gosselin's former friend, Michael Lohan, along with girlfriend Hailey Glassman and members of Gosselin's staff in the suit that begins in a Maryland court on December 14.

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According to Radar, Gosselin currently does not have formal representation in Maryland. His current lawyer, Heller, is not licensed to practice in the state.

When contacted Access Hollywood has TLC had no comment.

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