Jon Gosselin’s questionable move to secretly remove $200,000 from a joint bank account in violation of his arbitration agreement with Kate most likely came at the advice of his new lawyer Marc Heller (above) who, surprise, was suspended in the 90s for recommending his clients do the exact same action to make sure he was paid, according to Kate’s lawyer Marty Singer. TMZ reports:
Singer says Heller has done this before, citing a New York Supreme Court decision which says Heller directed one of his clients in a divorce to “withdraw everything that’s in the bank” so the money could be used to pay his fee.
And then there’s this … Singer blasts Heller, noting that the New York Supreme Court “addressed charges that you violated ‘thirty-eight counts alleging multiple violations of the disciplinary rules,’ and charges that you ‘had engaged in a pattern of misconduct involving misrepresentations, deceit, abusive treatment of clients, fee gouging, neglect and willful failure to return unearned retainers to his clients’ in matters which involved your ‘mishandling of the matters of twelve separate clients.’” The letter goes on to claim Heller admitted to engaging in “professional misconduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.”
Meanwhile, Kate held a pity party this morning on Today where she claims she’s penniless and the kids are crying because they can’t film the show. (Of course.) Via People:
“When you’ve left your children and their mother without the funds to pay for the roof over their head, it’s not acceptable,” Kate, 34, told the Today show. “I need that money to provide for them. We were in the position after our sextuplets were born that we could not pay our bills. We did the show to provide a better life for them. Never did I think I’d be back in the same position.”
“I have a stack of bills in my purse I can’t put in the mail,” she says.
While Jon is a fucking moron, I don’t believe for one second Kate’s sitting around penniless unable to pay her bills. As for the kids crying about not being able to do the show, yeah, they probably will when you tell them Disney isn’t footing anymore trips to the Magic Kingdom, and mommy’s not about to. She didn’t have eight kids just to sit around paying for shit herself. That’s crazy talk.