It looks like Jon Gosselin is fighting a bitter divorce war on two fronts now. TLC has now responded to Jon's bombshell that he wants to shut down the reality show because he doesn't think it's good for his kids.
The network released this statement Thursday morning:
"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.
It doesn't take any reading between the lines to figure out that TLC is going to use their contract with Jon as leverage in this battle. And Jon's lawyer has already staked out the position that the newly renamed Kate Plus 8 does not, in his opinion, have the right to film the children based on Jon's previous consent.
Still, TLC's statements is one of the strongest we can recall of a network bashing its own talent. Calling Jon "self destructive" and "erratic" and characterizing his movements as "unprofessional actions" are certainly fighting words!
Jon Gosselin Put Sign Up For TLC To Stay Away: Radar.com
Some guy -- we don't know who -- posted a large sign on the entrance gate to the home of Jon and Kate Gosselin in Wernersville, PA. Thursday morning warning TLC to back off. The sign reads: "No film crew or production company from TLC is permitted on this property under penelty of trespass."
At the bottom of the sign, it reads: Johnathon Gosselin. (Note - they misspelled "penalty" and "Jonathon") Jon's attorney via his attorney Mark J. Heller, sent the cable network a pair of letters stating all filming and production crews are heretofore banned from his family's home. The letters from Jon's attorney to TLC were dated Tuesday, the same day the network announced it was minimizing his role on the show and changing the name to Kate Plus 8.
Lawyer: Jon Ready To Sue Network; Show Never Had Required Permits To Film Kids
Jon now says he believes it is not in the best interest of the children's welfare to continue with production of the show.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Jon Gosselin Denied Show Was Harming Kids Just One Month Ago
The father-of-eight is currently in Los Angeles for a press tour which starts Thursday, when he will be a guest on Larry King Live.