Wednesday, February 17, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: TLC settles with Jon

The family remains in bondage to TLC and Kids could be filmed again.

Exactly as we predicted many months ago, TLC has settled their lawsuit with Jon. The only details we know is that Jon remains under contract with TLC, the rest are confidential. We also explained here why TLC wouldn't win this lawsuit, (and thus would have a strong incentive to settle and not take their chances in court). Unfortunately for Jon (and the kids), the time and expense and stress of a lawsuit finally caused him to cave. TLC dragged him along until he caved.

Incredibly disappointing, disheartening, and horrifying, we hear a source close to the situation says that the network "hopes they will soon be able to film the family again."

Jon and Kate, you are horrible parents who do not deserve these kids. We said it. TLC is, as always, a horrible network who never gave one flying fig about one member of this destroyed family.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20344931,00.html

Update: As a litigator, I've settled 100's of cases instead of going to trial. Probably 90% of my cases end up as a settlement. But I'm not afraid to take a case to trial. And I always take a case to trial if I am confident my chances are good I'll win, or I have nothing to lose. The only reason I do not take a case I know to be rock solid to trial is because 1. my client doesn't want to go to trial, because it will be emotionally draining, hard on themselves and/or their family or 2. my client doesn't want to go to trial because it will take too long--they just want to settle and get out of there. A third reason you might not take a case to trial is because you can't afford it anymore.

Since its doubtful TLC cared if a trial was going to be emotionally draining (since when do they feel any kind of emotion?), or cared how long it took, and we know full well they can afford the cost of litigation, we are left with only one conclusion: For all their talk, they didn't think their case was a sure-fire win.

The bottom line is all good attorneys know that you usually settle your case if trial is a gamble. Ideally, both parties will think the trial is a gamble, and both will be motivated to settle rather than play the odds. But you do not settle strong cases. When you are the house knowing the house always wins, you play. How strong was your case really, TLC? We think, not all that fabulous.

16 sediments (sic) from readers:

Irene said...

Sick, selfish, greedy, inhumane, intentional...

And, not only do they not deserve the children, they deserve all the flack they receive and then some.

Diane said...

Hi Irene,

This is just so disturbing. I really hope that there is a public backlash against TLC and the Gosselins. Greedy bastards.

Joanne said...

I used to defend Jon, but now my opinion has changed he is just as bad if not worse as a parent than Kate

itsaboutthekids said...

If Jon had not settled, fought this in court and lost, what would have happened to the kids?

anonymouse said...

PROOF that it always was about the kids. Had nothing to do with Breach of Contract.

Shame on Jon, Kate and TLC.

Lauren said...

This is all about greed.
Kate Gosselin is a total scumbag.
TLC is a child exploiter.
Jon is, well,...I can't say that word here.

Jodi, Kevin and Gloria Allred - where, are you? Your nieces and nephews need you NOW!!!

I will post more later when the disappointment subsides.

Irene said...

Yes, Lauren I know how you feel.

Where is the calvary for these 8 children?

Cameras are not a requirement for raising children. Many many people have raised children without them and did a hell of alot better than Kate or Jon ever could.

Kate and Jon deserve eachother both kiss the ass of TLC.

SchmeckyGirl said...

I've seen pictures of the property but can't figure out why the children are always in the front of the house. I know that the fenced in area in the back is where the pool is so they can't really play in there.

Is the front of the house the only area you can look out the windows and see from inside the house? Are all the sides of the house visible to the paps? Is everything else wooded? Maybe no one knows the answers to this, I just find it odd that they are always playing in the front. Why don't they have a "backyard" to play in, especially with all that property?

Diane said...

Irene and Lauren,
I'm afraid that there is no calvary riding to the rescue. The state of Pa.,I suspect, is also greedy and want the money the show makes for them.

SchmeckyGirl, Of course, I do not know the answer, but, we all pretty suspect the kids play in the front to make the paps job easier.

I have said this before, I really think Jon and Kate should not have been allowed to divorce. I do not care what they want. I care about what is best for the kids, not them. They can rot in hell and hopefully will.

I am seriously considered buying a nice, big camera and taking a ride to PA to try and out Kate. Want to take a ride Irene?

Anonymous said...

That sounds rather creepy. You hate Kate so much that you would start stalking her?

Diane said...

Anonymous,

Not really. It was just said out of frustration and trying to be snarky. Sorry if I upset you.I do not hate Kate at all.

HI50 said...

The children are indentured servants to their parents obbsessive pursuit of fame and greed for $$! When is enough, enough? When will this madness stop for the kids sake?!

Jon & Kate strayed away from their Christian values. Maybe Kate needed to add this biblical verse to her book, "...the sins of the father will fall on their children..." Something to that effect. In their lifetime, the children will suffer from their parents' craziness. The good, the bad, and the ugly is everywhere! On the internet, in the media, on DVD, in magazines. Everywhere they turn, the children will be reminded of this time in their lives when their parents behaved like the scum of the earth.

They deperately need a guardian to protect them from their parents.

Diane said...

Irene and Lauren,
I'm afraid that there is no calvary riding to the rescue. The state of Pa.,I suspect, is also greedy and want the money the show makes for them.

SchmeckyGirl, Of course, I do not know the answer, but, we all pretty suspect the kids play in the front to make the paps job easier.

I have said this before, I really think Jon and Kate should not have been allowed to divorce. I do not care what they want. I care about what is best for the kids, not them. They can rot in hell and hopefully will.

I am seriously considered buying a nice, big camera and taking a ride to PA to try and out Kate. Want to take a ride Irene?

anonymouse said...

PROOF that it always was about the kids. Had nothing to do with Breach of Contract.

Shame on Jon, Kate and TLC.

Irene said...

Yes, Lauren I know how you feel.

Where is the calvary for these 8 children?

Cameras are not a requirement for raising children. Many many people have raised children without them and did a hell of alot better than Kate or Jon ever could.

Kate and Jon deserve eachother both kiss the ass of TLC.

Diane said...

Hi Irene,

This is just so disturbing. I really hope that there is a public backlash against TLC and the Gosselins. Greedy bastards.

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