Jon Gosselin, who now ranks below John Stamos and herpes on the American popularity scale, submitted the most ironic lawsuit since Lohan v. Sobriety earlier today when he launched a case against TLC for defaming his otherwise outstanding character.
The lawsuit, which we’re assured is in no way a joke, claims that the network has hurt his reputation by claiming that he broke their contract for Jon and Kate Plus 8 just before he began dating inappropriately young women, cheating on his wife, and neglecting his kids.
Gosselin is seeking the $175,000 he claims the show owes him, as well as $5 million in punitive damages “because of the enormous media interest ... and public interest it makes it impossible to carry on normal daily activities, let alone find, secure and maintain a job with an employer who is willing to be exposed to the daily media intrusions that has impeded my life.”
Try spilling some hot coffee on your lap, instead. There’s a precedent against McDonalds, but the American legal system has yet to establish a hard stance on horrible parents looking to get their picture in tabloid magazines. Trust us, Michael Lohan has tried.
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