October 16, 2009
Posted: 01:00 PM ET
By Nicole Weisensee Egan via People.com
To the surprise of very few, TLC filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Jon Gosselin on Friday morning, accusing the Jon and Kate Plus 8 star of violating his contract by making paid and unpaid TV appearances without the cable network's permission.
"The network has been trying privately and patiently for months to get Jon to honor the contract he signed and to comply with his obligations relating to public appearances and statements," reads a statement released by the network. "Those efforts have been unsuccessful."
Mark Heller, Jon's attorney, told PEOPLE Friday morning that he had yet to see the TLC legal documents. "I can't comment on something I haven't seen. Jon hasn't been served yet, either."
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