Jon Shuts Down Production On Kate Plus 8
Posted on Thu Oct 1, 2009 07:42 AM PDT

Jonshuttingdown.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The day news broke that TLC had decided to drop Jon from their hit show, renaming it Kate Plus 8, Jon decided to "put the brakes" on his divorce proceedings, but now he's putting a stop to something else: the camera crews who've been following his family for years!

The Insider reports that Jon's attorney, Mark Jay Heller, has sent a "cease and desist" order to TLC, and demanded that the entire crew leave the property he shares with Kate in Pennsylvania immediately.

Heller says, "Jon realized his family was like a trainwreck, so he decided to put the brakes on the divorce and on the show…because if he didn't the family would be in a mortal accident…the victims of a trainwreck."

Gosselin's attorney also goes on to say that the original contract Jon & Kate signed with TLC may be null and void not only because the name change to Kate Plus 8, (which Jon says he never consented to allow his kids to appear in), but also that TLC has never compensated his 8, which may be in violation of Pennsylvania labor laws!

So much drama!

Gosselin and his attorney wanted to make it clear that the move to stop production was in effect way before it was announced that TLC would be cutting down Jon's role on the show, but the timing is just way too suspicious.

Jon arrived in LA last night, hitting up Crustacean in Beverly Hills. The father-of-eight looked as if he was having the time of his life, and showing no signs of the turmoil going on in his life over the past few days.

UPDATE - TLC has stopped production on the reality series and issued this statement:

    "We are aware of Jon Gosselin's recent statements, and remain deeply disappointed at his continued erratic behavior. He and the family were shooting as recently as last Friday, without incident, and his latest comments are grossly inaccurate, without merit and are clearly opportunistic.

    Despite Jon Gosselin's repeated self destructive and unprofessional actions, he remains under an exclusive contract with TLC. Direct filming of the children has been currently suspended, pending further conversations between both parents."

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