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Jon Gosselin has been ordered to return a staggering $180,000 he took from a joint account he shares with estranged wife Kate in violation of a arbitrator's order.

Kate alleged that Jon cleaned out the account of more than $200,000 (her story kept changing, and the amount increasing, to $235,000), leaving her destitute.

Kate Gosselin Thin

Jon said he withdrew only $22,000, which was clearly a lie, and also accused his ex of fabricating that she can't pay bills when she herself is hiding $1 million.

According to Kate's lawyer, Mark Momjian, "The remaining sum of $55,000, which Ms. Gosselin used for household bills and expenses relating to the children, will be subject to further determination by the arbitrator at a later date."

Kate Gosselin said in a statement, "As difficult as this has been for me, I am pleased that the court has ruled fairly on behalf of myself and my children."

"Now that this matter has been ruled on, I look forward to returning to private arbitration, as Jon and I have agreed to do, to resolve any remaining issues."

This picture was taken in court today. Just kidding!

Speaking on behalf of Team Jon was his lawyer, Mark Heller.

"All of the attorneys on both sides worked very hard. We are all very pleased with the outcome of the court proceeding and the arbitration session," he said, putting on an act. "We are very hopeful that there will soon be a resolution."

Jon is thus required to give back that cash by October 26 - the next time they two are back in court - or appear before the judge for a contempt proceeding.

In response to Jon's allegations that Kate is hoarding massive sums, the judge also ordered Kate to provide accounting of past expenses by the same date.

Today's Jon and Kate circus at the Montgomery County courthouse featured an oddball cast that included the Kate Plus 8 principals, a small army of lawyers, an arbitrator, a judge, Kate's omnipresent bodyguard and others.

Michael Lohan was even there to show support for his new BFF.

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Flanked by their respective lawyers, Jon Gosselin both arrived in court at 8:30 a.m. EST this morning and spent about an hour inside chambers before leaving.

They first met with an arbitrator but were unable to strike a deal about how  to divvy up their money, which has become quite the point of contention of late.

Then they went before a judge, who told the parents of eight to try again with an independent arbitrator (which they already tried, and landed them here).

Kate had said she wants alimony from Jon, who says she's the thief.

The Gosselins are due back in court October 26.

Jon and Kate's legal camps hoped to hash out various financial matters, including Kate's request for temporary spousal and child support and, not incidentally, her claims that Jon yoinked $235,000 from their joint account in one week.

Jon fired back with allegations that Kate took out $60,000 from their joint account this year without permission ... and that there's over $1 million that hasn't been properly accounted for, largely stemming from her book royalties.

A few weeks ago, after a round of tabloid accusations had him going to town on nanny Stephanie Santoro, Jon tried to put the brakes on divorce proceedings until after they actually had a chance to work together on things. But alas.

Jon then decided that having his kids star in a TV show, which now happens to be named Kate Plus 8, is no longer smart, and demanded TLC cease production.

Pick your side!

 

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Kate Gosselin has filed for alimony from estranged husband Jon.

The Insider, which first reported the news, says the petition was filed in court sometime last week, around the same time when Jon tried to halt production on their TLC show and pretended his concern for their kids was the reason.

Whether Jon actually owes alimony will have to be determined.

The two are not officially divorced, and he has alleged that she receives and controls the bulk of their income. On the flip side, he's accused of cleaning her out.

Kate claims that his withdrawals of over $200,000 from their joint bank account - leaving her with only a grand - was not only a d!ck move, but an illegal one.

Meanwhile, Jon has filed papers claiming she did the same.

Both Jon and Kate say the other is stealing and/or hoarding cash.

According to legal documents, Jon claims Kate withdrew over $60,000 from their joint account between July-September 2009. He took only $22,000, he says.

He also claims she took out over $1 million from February 2008-2009 and that plenty of her funds, including book royalties, have not been fully accounted for.

Sources close to Kate Gosselin say that her withdrawals were legal, whereas Jon withdrew up to $230,000 without permission required by their court arbitrator.

Both idiots are due back in court this Tuesday for the latest installment in their long-running soap opera. Hopefully there are some bulletproof vests involved.

Whose side are you on?

 

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While Jon Gosselin vies for revenge and (and a slew of available young women in the early 20s), estranged wife Kate is trying to win over the public with laughter.

Amid her increasingly bitter war of words with Jon, who is calling her an abusive monster, Kate managed to shoot a sketch for The Jay Leno Show last night.

As part of the "JMZ" series, in which the show mocks the paparazzi (the name is a clear play on TMZ), faux photographers descend on Kate in a parking lot.

Rather than treating them as if they were here douchebag husband, who she wants to keep away from her 24/7, she responds as if they were her eight kids.

After she orders a pap to his room car for disobeying her, one celebrity gossip shooter claims that "she has weird mom powers." It's actually kind of funny.

Of course, if Kate ever displayed a sense of humor instead of acting like the painful, grating human being she is, perhaps things would've gone differently.

Here's the clip of Kate Gosselin's cameo ...

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Say what you will about him, Jon Gosselin does not half-ass anything.

He's promised fireworks this afternoon if Kate tries to stop him from seeing their twin girls on their birthday (happy birthday, Mady and Cara!), and he's launching a full offensive on both the talk show and celebrity news tabloid circuits.

Jon is apparently telling friends that his estranged wife Kate - whom he has dubbed "monster mom" - is not only a raging b!tch, she's abusing their kids.

"Jon says she spanks the kids all the time," a source says.

"All she has to do is look at them and they get scared."

We remember when Kate spanked Leah over the summer. Scary stuff. No wonder Jon is doing what he can to protect his kids and look out for their best interests.

Oh, who are we kidding. He's primarily out for (dun dun dun) ... REVENGE!

We've got to get these two into a cage to settle this for good.

One of Jon's moles tells Us Weekly that Kate "kicked a lego building into a million pieces because the boys didn't put it away the first time she asked them to."

Kate Gosselin also "barely talks" to her children, while "the nannies are doing 95 percent of the work. Kate has a short attention span. Everything upsets her."

To be fair, Jon isn't that much better. A source actually says he overheard him ask a member of the paparazzi what time his own kids get home from school.

He also "gets annoyed when they interrupt him if he's on the phone."

What's more, Jon instructs photographers to yell certain things at his ex to really get under her skin, while Kate throws temper tantrums and cries in her car.

Perhaps best of all, Jon Gosselin is supposedly planning a "F*%k you, Kate" party for when the divorce is final. Hey, the kids already hate him, so why not?

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The war of words between Jon and Kate Gosselin simply will not abate.

The latest? Jon says Kate is trying to keep him from seeing their twins, Mady and Cara, on their 9th birthday Thursday. No wonder the kids hate them.

"She's trying to prevent me from seeing my kids on their birthday because she doesn't want to see me," alleges Jon on ET in an interview Wednesday.

Jon says if he rolls over and "obeys" Kate (like he did for the last, oh, 10 years or so), "That's like giving her full custody. She can't tell me what to do."

The two trade off living in the family's sprawling Pennsylvania home when they have custody. Kate wants him out tomorrow on Mady and Cara's b-day.

They both spend holidays and birthdays with the kids generally, but tomorrow is Kate's day. Jon says he's "just going to stay" when his turn is up.

"I own the house, so I can do what I want," he says.

She can't tell me what to do!! I can do what I want!! Me! ME!!! Jon Gosselin, the father of eight small children, is regressing into a child himself before our eyes.

Kate, who recently alleged that Jon stole $200,000 from a bank account and left her unable to pay bills, wrote Jon an email about their birthday, stating:

"Due to recent events, it will be too stressful to the kids to have both of us here as planned. I would like to split the evening so they can see us both."

She wants to have him visit from 4-6 p.m. that day, that's it. Jon says Kate's a liar, that ain't gonna happen, and she "doesn't want to work things out."

Earlier today, Jon said most of his kids "didn't care" when they found out he and Kate were splitting. They were probably glad to hear less bickering.

"When we told them we were going to get divorced, the 5-year olds said, 'What's for lunch?' The only two people who really cared were Mady and Cara," he told ET. "Cara broke down and Mady said, 'Oh, I saw this coming.'"

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Cara, Mady, Hannah, Leah, Alexis, Joel, Aaden and Collin have had it.

Just as the Gosselin children were beginning to cope with the public demise of their parents’ marriage, the are forced with yet another heartbreaking loss:

A forced hiatus from their TLC show brought about by father Jon.

“They were wailing and sobbing; they are angry,” Kate said on the Today Show on October 5, arguing that the show must go on as she and the kids wish.

Jon pulled the plug on production last week, ostensibly because he cares about the best interests of the children. But as Nancy Grace called him out for yesterday, their kids' welfare was never an issue until the show was renamed just Kate Plus 8.

Despite saying he wants to keep his kids out of the spotlight, Jon seems to be seeking attention, partying and basking in the glow of his minor celebrity.

The Gosselin Kids Strike Back

Even their eight kids are starting to think Jon and Kate Gosselin suck.

“It was time to go, but our group started talking about an after party,” a member of his crew said of his recent night out in L.A. “Jon said, ‘I want to go to the party.’"

"By the time we got there, the party was breaking up, but he stayed.”

Also this week, the estranged couple have been arguing over the $200,000+ Jon reportedly took from their joint bank account, leaving Kate with a grand.

“I have a stack of bills,” Kate said, crying that she can't pay them.

While Jon calls Kate’s story a “complete fabrication,” the dude has been on a spending spree, jet setting around and hemorrhaging cash like a madman.

He’s not the only one, though. Kate is also guilty of airing dirty laundry, despite promises to keep things civil. All of which hurts her precious kids too.

“It’s hypocritical to say that ‘We have the children’s best interests at heart,’ then speak poorly about each other in the media,” a source says. “The children have a record of all this, and when they’re old enough, they’re going to see it.”

All we have to say: Free the Gosselin 8!

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In Round #578 of the most ridiculous sleaze-said-she-said PR exchange THG can ever recall, Jon Gosselin is firing back at estranged wife Kate Gosselin.

Jon takes issue with Kate's claim that he withdrew $230,000 from a joint account from August 10-present (how do you even do that, in $10s and $20s?).

Kate claims he took all their liquid assets and that their kids can't eat.

According to The Insider, Jon Gosselin calls this story "a total fabrication ... I withdrew $22,000 last Thursday, and I have the paper trail to prove it."

Last week and again on various talk shows Monday, Kate tearfully said that Jon ganked their money and left her unable to pay bills for their children.

"If I have to work at McDonald's, I'll do what I have to," Kate said by phone on The View, having filed court papers to force Jon to return the money.

These two really need to get in a cage and finish this for good.

Kate's lawyer also wants Jon to be held in contempt for his actions, which team Kate says defy a court order. But Jon is blasting his estranged wife, who he says is lying about how much money he's got and about being nearly destitute.

"I've never taken any money out because over 10 years, Kate handled all the banking," he said. "Over the past four years of doing the show, we accrued $2,250,000."

"She says in the past week I took $230,000. I have withdrawn $177,000 over the course of a year, less than 10 percent of what we made. That's like my paycheck."

Jon Gosselin says if you want fuzzy math, look at the reverse mullet.

"She's hiding money," he said. "We have 11 bank accounts. That was just our joint account. She had a best-selling book, remember? Where's that million dollars?"

"I believe she's incriminating herself and not thinking clearly. She wants me to look bad. I didn't want these things to be public or for this to be embarrassing."

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Kate Gosselin says Jon Gosselin did indeed remove more than $200,000 from their joint bank account - all their liquid assets - leaving her with only $1,000.

As a result, she can't even buy their eight kids food now.

"I have a stack of bills in my purse I can't drop in the mail," she cried on the Today Show this morning, following Jon's huge withdrawal. "The last thing I wanted was to do this show and end up not being able to pay our bills."

Their separation agreement won't allow either of the estranged spouses to withdraw money from the joint "liquid" account without mutual authorization.

Kate, however, is authorized to write checks for the family's expenses.

She says that, in addition to the $230,000 he supposedly yoinked this week, Jon removed $100,000 from the account earlier in the divorce process.

So worried was Kate that Jon would pull this stunt that she actually removed a big chunk of cash first, only to put it back because of the court order.

"I had taken $100,000 and put it aside so I could buy my kids food if this occurred," she says. "At some point, I removed it to keep it safe, on the suggestion of my lawyer, but had to put it back, according to the arbitrator."

Meanwhile, Jon's attorney claims he took money "he was entitled to" and expects that the train wreck will be awarded even more in the future.

"[Jon] has not withdrawn any money for his own remuneration, with the exception of the past several months wherein he believes he only withdrew approximately $170,000," Mark J. Heller said this afternoon in a statement.

"It is not unlikely that Jon will be awarded substantial additional funds."

In response, Kate Gosselin says, "It's wonderful to say he'll be awarded significant funds. However, there are not significant funds for him to be awarded."

"He needs to be awarded this? I'm sorry. When you've left your children and their mother unable to pay for the roof above their head, it is not acceptable."

As for Jon's claims that the kids no longer wish to participate in the show, Kate claims they were "wailing and sobbing" when production was suspended.

Kate feels the show needs to go on.

"It's something that the kids and I are still enjoying," she says. "The opportunities that they've been provided ... the kids are having trouble understanding why they're not here and why they're not doing that."

"I don't feel like it's time to end it. If we are all enjoying it, I just feel like Kate Plus 8 going on, the nine of us who want to continue it, should be able to."

The star of the newly-renamed Kate Plus 8 admits that, "Every day, I don't know what I'm going to wake up to. [Jon] has gone way far off the trail."

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Kate Gosselin says her soon-to-be ex-husband's only priority is himself.

Jon Gosselin has admitted he's acted like a fame-loving man whore.

But there's one individual we haven't heard from over the last couple days, during the most recent episode of As the Gosselins Turn (And Make Us All Ill): Hailey Glassman.

Fortunately, Jon's young play thing spent today Tweeting, so we know exactly what's on her well-educated mind. To wit:

  • “Its time 2 move on. This drama has taken over my life. nevermind the entire like world. So beyond stressful. Like living in a state of paranoia!”
  • “No matter what I will always be there for Jon. Whether we are together or just friends, he will always have my family and my support.”
  • “People are losing whats actually important in life through all this drama, Like appreciating simple things, being *Happy,*Healthy,*Family!” 

We're pretty sure a happy, healthy family is actually the exact basis for this drama. But who are we to argue with Jon's flavor of the month one true soul mate?

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