KeepIt Real--thanks so much for that info.
From your link--
"Jon Gosselin has filed a $5 million law suit against TLC, claiming that the network has damaged his reputation and career by discouraging other media outlets from working with him, People.com reports.
In addition, the former "Jon & Kate Plus 8" star claims the network is in breach-of-contract for shows that already aired for which he has not been paid.
"[The network's] behavior has caused Jon great anguish and it has caused him financial losses," Gosselin's attorney Mark Heller tells People.com.
The countersuit is a reaction to TLC's breach of contract dispute with Gosselin. The network claims that he violated the terms of his contract by making promotional appearances (some paid, others unpaid) without prior approval from TLC."
Iv've been expecting a countersuit--but this one has even more of the usual b.s. than most countersuits.
Note that it does not claim that Jon fulfilled his part of the contract with TLC.
And that the major claim is for "pain and suffering."
In other words--they ain't got nothin' but they're gonna try to sue anyway.
Unfortunately for Jon he would have to prove in monetary terms that his career was damaged--and by how much he was damaged ion dollar amounts. Since the show was his ONLY source of income--this won't be easy.
Also--"damaged WHAT reputation"?
And why should TLC have worried about other people hiring him? Jon's contract was to work EXCLUSIVELY for TLC.
What a bunch of legal junk this lawsuit is.
I don't think it will even get past the judge who certifies lawsuits as viable.
(Though some judges might see it as a matter of facts--which would be up to the fact finders---the jury.)