Finally -- FINALLY! -- someone has stepped forward to save the Gosselin children from those bastards at TLC who have been exploiting them for reality TV viewers' pleasure.
It's Jon Gosselin, who says his "family is like a trainwreck." And now the engineer of the locomotive is seeking a court order to shut down production of TLC's "Kate Plus 8" by denying permission to videotape his eight children.
TLC said Jon was happily participating in taping up until a few days before the network decided to downsize him from the show.
Us Weekly reports:
Through his attorney, Mark J. Heller, Jon, 32, has written two letters to TLC lawyers. In the letters -- dated Sept. 29 -- Gosselin demands the network cease and desist production and leave his property.
In one of the letters, Jon's attorney writes: "Effective immediately, no production crews are to enter Jon's family home for any reason. In the event that anyone enters the marital property, Jon Gosselin will notify the local authorities to effectuate police action against any trespassers."
"Jon realized his family was like a trainwreck, so he decided to put the brakes on the divorce and on the show ... because if he didn't, the family would be in a mortal accident ... the victims of a trainwreck," his lawyer says.
His attorney says the original agreement between TLC and the Gosselin family "may very well be 'null and void' and unenforceable." But he claims that TLC never secured the special permits required by Pennsylvania Child Labor Law as a "prerequisite" for the Gosselin children.
Heller also claims that TLC "failed to designate the appropriate compensation to be allocated to the children" and "it may ultimately be determined that TLC has not provided for compensation for the eight children over the past four years."
His lawyer further alleges that the network "never secured location permits" for the production company to film the show on the Gosselins' property.
So much for Jon trying to make nice with Kate. A "No Trespassing" sign was tied around the gate of the family's Lower Heidelberg Township properrty sometime overnight. Jonathan was idiotically misspelled as "Johnathon," which may make the posting null and void. ("Penelty" doesn't make it through spell-check either.)
Jon is in El Lay today doing Larry King. There were unconfirmed reports that Joe the Plumber was camped outside Castle Gosselin attempting to keep TLC at bay.