Remember that book Jon Gosselin‘s friend wrote about Kate? Basically, Robert Hoffman made Kate look like a less family-friendly version of Shrek, and now Kate’s finally doing something about it, or at least, trying to.
The single mom of eight believes her ex-husband is to blame for the book hitting shelves and, according to Radar Online, Kate wants Jon in jail for it.
“Jon was notified recently of Kate’s intentions to file a lawsuit against him, but the whole thing is ridiculous,” a source close to the situation tells Radar. “Kate has been shopping her lawsuit around to various law firms, but no one is interested in taking her on because she has no actual evidence to support her case!”
The insider claims Kate is convinced Jon gave Hoffman the computer hard drive with all her secret diary entries, which he turned into the tell-all book. And Kate’s probably right, because how else would the writer have gotten them? But she’s going to have a hell of a time proving it.
“Kate is desperate to find witnesses who will take the stand and testify against Jon,” the insider reveals. “But so far she’s having no luck. Anyone Kate has approached is hesitant because they don’t really want to be attached to the Gosselin name and in turn be dragged through the mud themselves.”
And Jon’s not worried. “As far as Jon is concerned, he knows Kate will make promises to potential witnesses, saying what they want to hear just so she can get them up on the stand and get what she wants. No one knows firsthand more about how manipulative she can be than Jon,” the source tells Radar. “But Kate is having a really hard time finding a law firm that will actually take on her case, because right now she doesn’t have enough evidence.”
The source added: “And it’s not like Kate just wants to sue Jon to make sure the book never goes public again, she wants to see Jon in jail! She’ll even use the kid card to try to get witnesses. Kate doesn’t want the public learning things about her that she’s so desperately tried to hide! Jon wouldn’t be surprised if she tried to subpoena or depose certain witnesses that she thinks are crucial to her case, but have refused to testify on her behalf.”
I don’t know why Kate is so worried about what the public thinks of her. We all saw what a monster she was on her TLC show, so those allegations about her spanking the toddlers with a wooden spoon isn’t too much of a stretch. But do we buy all this? Does Hoffman really have Kate’s private journals, or is this all a bunch of stuff he and Jon concocted to sell a book? Because then she might have a case.