kate gosselinA few days ago, if you had asked me, I would have said that divorce of Kate and Jon Gosselin was about a 10 on the acrimonious Richter scale. But today? I'm amending my answer to an "11", because Kate is now suing Jon for allegedly hacking into her phone and stealing a hard drive in order to obtain material for the Kate Gosselin tell-all book: Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World.

The book, which hit stores in 2012, was written by Jon's friend, Robert Hoffman, and has since been pulled from Amazon because the material for it was pulled illegally. Kate is suing Jon for millions, accusing him of wiretapping, computer hacking, identity theft, and invasion of privacy. Hoffman is claiming that anything he used to write the book was pulled from Kate's trash (yay, America). Kate's lawyer said: "Jon violated a federal anti-hacking statute in order to publish salacious, scandalous, and defamatory information about Kate. It's damaged her reputation."

The world clearly has their opinions about Kate Gosselin, and the majority of them aren't very nice. But if what she is accusing Jon of is true -- wow. How low can you go, dude? I'm not claiming to be president of the Kate Gosselin Fan Club, but is completely ruining his ex-wife's reputation more important than ruining the lives of his kids? Because that's basically what he's doing by having a scathing tell-all written about their mother.

Neither Jon nor Kate has appeared to handle this divorce in a remotely civilized manner. They're acting like children, which is sad, because they have children. A lot of them. If Jon so desperately wants to tarnish Kate's reputation (or let the world know what she's really like?), he should just talk smack to their friends like a normal person. No, it's not mature, but sheesh, it's better than having his kids come across a book like this.

What do you think of this?

 

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