Shocking developments. Jon Gosselin claimed ex-wife Kate Gosselin ‘stole’ more than $100,000 from their children’s trust fund, when she said she had simply ‘borrowed’ the large amount for living expenses, source says In touch about a complaint filed by Jon in 2018.
The exes previously set up a trust account for their eight children – twin daughters Magdalene and cara and sextuplets Aaden, collin, Joel, Alexis, Hannah and Horrible – where their winnings from appearances and promotional events would be kept safe until they turned 18.
However, Jon claimed he noticed a large sum totaling more than $100,000 was missing from the trust accounts when he obtained custody of Hannah and Collin and saw their bank statements, the insider said. In touch confirm the old Jon & Kate More 8 star filed a complaint on March 22, 2018.
Kate admitted to withdrawing $50,000 from her children’s trust twice. She claimed she ‘borrowed’ the money ‘to survive’, adding that she needed it to ‘support herself and the children’s expenses’. That same year, the Kate Plus 8 alum bought a $750,000 lakeside home in North Carolina.
The Dancing with the stars alum admitted in her testimony that she also borrowed money from a company she jointly owned with her children in order to furnish her home. At the time, Kate claimed she earned no income in 2019.
Her last reality television appearance was a six-episode series titled Dates Kate Plus, which aired in the summer of 2018. She reportedly earned $40,000 per episode for the short series. These days, Kate now works as a nurse in North Carolina, but has also earned money writing four books and is paid to make public appearances.
Kate estimated during the case that she had spent thousands of dollars raising her children out of her own pocket. “I mean I paid $387,000 for their private school tuition out of our earnings, not out of the trust over the years,” she reportedly said in the documents. “So, I mean, I’m not looking to get that back, but I borrowed $100,000 from the children’s trust. And technically he owes me $387,000.
The judge reportedly ruled in Jon’s favor in 2021, citing there was “no proof of reimbursement” or that Kate was earning no income.
“If these were really loans, there should be evidence of repayments in the future,” the judge reportedly wrote, adding that “the evidence does not support the mother’s argument that her earning capacity is zero”. He also ruled that she was required to pay child support.
The Philadelphia native was reportedly found in contempt of court and ordered to pay $1,500 attorney fees to Jon, who also received control of Hannah and Colin’s trust accounts.
Kate filed a counterclaim in 2019, alleging the courts erred over her lack of income. The case was closed in November of the same year. A rep for Jon confirms In touchsupplies.
Jon has since slammed Kate for taking the money, calling her actions ‘disgusting’ and ‘morally wrong’ during an interview with The sun released Thursday, August 18.
“You can’t just live off your kids’ money,” said the couple therapy said alum. “Parents are not supposed to withdraw money from these accounts without permission and without writing up documents that they will pay it back, but she did not produce any documents and no payment was made.”
As for their children, “Hannah and Collin are really mad” at their mother, Jon said, adding, “Now Hannah and Collin are 18, it’s up to them to file a civil suit against her to get her back. ‘silver.”
Kate’s lawyer declined to comment when contacted by In touch.