As the battle over Kate Gosselin and her online detractors rages on, Jon Gosselin is back in the middle of it and being accused of plotting to defame his ex.
Anti-bullying activist James McGiney, says he can prove Jon and anti-Kate author Robert Hoffman joined forces in a scheme to lie about Kate for profit.
McGinley, who owns Bullyville, recently announced a crusade (and lawsuit) against people he says have crossed the line in attacking the mother of eight.
That has not deterred Hoffman, Kate’s most ardent critic.
His once-banned e-book about her is on the verge of being put back on the Internet, and in response McGibney says he will expose Hoffman’s “lies” and “deceit.”
Including working with Jon to take down Kate.
McGibney has set up hoffmanbook.com and @hoffmanbook, promising he will release proof of a money trail fueling the anti-Kate Gosselin material.
“I’m going after Jon, a lawyer involved in this and Hoffman,” McGibney told Radar regarding Hoffman’s self-published Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World.
The book was briefly for sale on Amazon last year but was removed by the e-retailer after two days when lawyers for Kate demanded it be taken down.
Around the same time, rumors surfaced that Jon Gosselin gave Hoffman access to Kate’s computer hard drives, filled with contracts, journals and other info.
Hoffman claimed he pulled all of that out of her trash.
If he’s intimidated by Bullyville’s efforts – the site recently outed her stalkers on Twitter – he’s not showing it. In fact, he seems to be loving the attention.
“Thank you to bullyville.com for putting the national spotlight back on a story that had been swept under the rug and had been long forgotten,” he writes.
But McGibney signaled his own charge into the battle with this tweet: @BullyVille: Coming Soon! Hoffman Book ~theft, lies and the money trail.”