Kate Gosselin Sues Ex Jon Gosselin and Tell-All Book Author for Millions
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned ... especially if that woman is Kate Gosselin. The former 'Jon + Kate Plus 8' star is suing her ex, Jon Gosselin, for millions, accusing the father of her sextuplets and twins of wiretapping, identity theft, computer hacking and more.
Radar Online reports that Kate filed a suit against Jon and Robert Hoffman, author of 'Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World,' alleging that the two hacked her computers, accessed her bank accounts, stole her identity and recorded her phone calls in order to pen the tell-all tome. Yikes.
The suit reads:
"After the couple was separated, Jon illegally hacked into Kate’s email account and her phone and bank accounts.
"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.
"Nevertheless, the damage was done with the release of the personal and private information and the defendants continue to possess this illegally obtained private information."
In the lawsuit, Kate claims that Hoffman lied and said he obtained the information and documents from her trash, to which the suit counters:
"This demonstrates his knowledge that the materials were obtained illegally, as it is a sign of an attempt to cover up his unlawful activities.
"The materials in his possession could not possibly be physically found in paper format to that extend. If Hoffman was picking through trash on the street, he did not find this trove of personal information while engaging in his trash-picking endeavors."
Hoffman reportedly also stole a private diary from Kate, detailing her spanking of and frustration with her eight children, though its authenticity has never been confirmed. Text messages supposedly from Jon to Hoffman suggest that the father of eight had a hand in the hacking and theft of Kate's information.
Kate is suing for punitive damages, liquidated damages, compensation and attorney's fees. We have a feeling this is going to get uglier than the inside of a eight-baby diaper bin.