Kate Gosselin isn’t the most beloved reality celeb, but her ex husband, Jon, might be even more hated. It was the post-divorce head-to-toe Ed Hardy wardrobe that gave him that special “ugh” edge. And no one hates him more than Kate. She’s suing him for millions. It sounds like she’s basically accusing him of being a supervillian. From Radar:
The one-time face of television network TLC launched her legal action in the United States District Court of Pennsylvania on Monday, alleging Jon conspired with Robert Hoffman, author of Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World, to illegally tap and access her bank accounts and computer without her authorization.
“After the couple was separated, Jon illegally hacked into Kate’s email account and her phone and bank accounts,” the suit alleges.
“Jon also stole a hard drive from Kate’s house, which contained private and confidential material. Jon the gave them the contents of Kate’s email account and the hard drive, all of which were acquired illegality, to his friend and business partner, tabloid reporter Robert Hoffman.
“Hoffman used the illegally acquired data to publish a defamatory book about Kate … the book was removed from large distributors like Amazon.com because the information was obtained illegally.[...] Kate, 38, said Hoffman, at one point, even ”bragged” that he was in possession of 5000 family photos, personal documents, tax and business records, plus contracts. [...]
Hoffman used the information obtained from Kate’s computer largely verbatim in his scathing e-book, which contained third-party contracts, emails and what was billed as Kate’s private journal.
Specifically, this Hoffman guy is the biggest issue, but Jon’s not innocent. Really, they sound like dicks:
“I’ll be back soon grabbing Kate’s computer before she gets home. I need that hard drive,” read a text, dated October 14, 2009 from a number anti-bullying activist James McGibney said he confirmed belonged to Jon.
Fame does CRAZY SHIT TO PEOPLE. Divorce can do that too.
I don’t think Jon Gosselin is smart enough to do all of this on his own. I think Kate Gosselin is also an awful person. But few people deserve this invasion of privacy. Kate is not one of them.