Jon Gosselin Settles Lawsuits With TLC

     (CN) – Reality TV star and father of eight Jon Gosselin settled his legal disputes with TLC, the network that aired “Jon & Kate Plus 8.”




     Discovery Talent Services and parent company Discovery Communications filed suit against Gosselin in December 2009, claiming he violated an exclusive contract with the network by making paid appearances on rival networks’ shows, including “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider.”
     The lawsuit also alleged that Gosselin made unauthorized public disclosures about “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” including confidential salary information on “Larry King Live.”
     Gosselin fired back, saying he had a right to collect money from other networks as a media personality. In a $5 million countersuit, Gosselin claimed that TLC violated Pennsylvania child labor laws when it filmed “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” and said the network was damaging his career and reputation.
     The show, which premiered in 2007, covered Jon and Kate Gosselin’s life raising eight children in western Pennsylvania.
     The reality TV pair filed for divorce in June 2009.
     The terms of the settlement are confidential, but TLC says the entire family still remains under contract.
     Discovery Talent Services sued Gosselin in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Md., where Discovery Communications is headquartered.

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