Jon Gosselin is four months behind on his rent, apartment ransacked

Jon Gosselin’s apartment was trashed this holiday right around the time that his now ex girlfriend, Hailey Glassman, was moving out. Items like a television and Wii console were allegedly stolen and clothing and furniture were shredded. There was a note attached to one of the doors with a knife calling Jon a “cheater” and signed by Hailey. Jon of course immediately notified the press of the damage to his place, and the best part of this story is the over-the-top statement from his lawyer about how emotionally damaged and hurt poor “folk hero” Jon is:

“Jon Gosselin called me this afternoon on the occasion when he entered his apartment in Manhattan and was horrified, disheartened and saddened to observe the devastation of his furniture, clothing and personal belongings, which were apparently slashed with a butcher knife by a very troubled and sick perpetrator,” his attorney, Mark Jay Heller, tells E! News…

Gosselin is not taking the break-in lightly. Heller tells us the New York City Police Department investigated the ransacking, collecting fingerprints and a handwritten note that had been “affixed to Jon’s bedroom dresser by a butcher knife.”

And Gosselin and his representation have big plans for the author of the nasty note.

“The note will be forensically analyzed by a handwriting expert,” says Heller. “At this time, I will not release the contents of the note or the signatory; however, both Jon and I have determined that the perpetrator must be vigorously prosecuted on felony charges.”

The NYPD confirms the claims, explaining that they have investigated a complaint of criminal mischief, which is defined as any kind of damage to property, but have no suspects at this time.
In addition to an irreplaceable 100-year-old Ming vase, Gosselin’s clothing, sheets, luggage and furniture were found slashed throughout the apartment. However, Heller explains that it’s the emotional aftermath impacting the former TLC star the most.

“The greatest damage from this vicious, mean-spirited and heartless crime was perpetrated not on Jon’s property and possessions, but on Jon Gosselin himself, who experienced a traumatic, emotional, roller coaster ride having just shared a joyful family gathering with his children.” Continues Heller, Gosselin “was devastated by such a cruel and cold-blooded act that was apparently intended to cut to his heart.”

Hurt feelings aside, Gosselin reported multiple objects missing from his dwelling as well, including a television, Nintendo Wii, CD player and several kitchen appliances.

[From E! Online]

See how they’re focusing on the note as the key piece of evidence? Here’s what I think happened. I think Hailey left Jon a note calling him a cheater and that she possibly attached it to a door with a knife. If she didn’t use a knife as a thumb tack then Jon thoughtfully did it for her. Then Jon got the wise idea to wreck the place and claim Hailey did it, using the note as circumstantial evidence.

The police have already questioned Hailey and her parents. I’m sure investigating the theft and damage of Jon Gosselin’s property is at the top of the NYPD’s “to-do” list this holiday season.

This week’s National Enquirer reports that Jon Gosselin is four months behind on his rent and that he has been secretly pocketing Hailey’s share while failing to pay the landlord. This news that the apartment was ransacked seems to come at a convenient time for Jon, who owes Hailey $90,000 plus her half of the rent that he stole. He’s also now responsible for $13,000 a month in child support which he can’t afford.

The Enquirer says that Jon may be suicidal and that he says things like “I can’t pay my rent. What have I got to live for?” This account is consistent with stories that Jon told nanny Stephanie Santoro that he had nothing to live for and was “going to end it all.” Coupled with his probably willful destruction of his apartment with the intent to frame Hailey, it’s all kind of pointing to desperation. I hope he gets some help if it’s as serious as it sounds. Here are the relevant quotes from The Enquirer:

“He hasn’t paid the rent on his NY City apartment for four months, and they’re getting ready to toss him out,” said the insider. “Hailey had been paying half the rent, but Jon was so desperate for cash that he pocketed the money. When Hailey found out, she hit the roof!…”

Pals fear the chilling incident [in which Jon was seen shooting a gun outside on his property] indicates Jon may be considering suicide as a way out. “After he fired that gun, Jon said he was so angry that he just had to shoot something,” the source divulged.

“He said, ‘I can’t afford my apartment. I can’t pay my rent. What have I got to live for? Nothing! I don’t even want to go on anymore.'”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, January 4, 2009]

Hailey Glassman has protected her tweets on Twitter, but some of her subscribers report that she’s accusing Jon of stealing the rent money. It sounds like she talked to the Enquirer.

Glassman is now dating a boxing promoter, Damon Feldman, who she met while she was refereeing female boxing matches. (Here’s a link to photos of the two of them together.) The guy is quoted in this week’s Star Magazine as saying Hailey is “very classy” and that it “would be cool” if their relationship got more serious, adding “you never know.” Hailey really knows how to pick ’em.

In response to the story that Hailey trashed Jon’s apartment, her lawyer has issued a statement calling it a publicity stunt. “It appears to be a huge publicity stunt. The police investigation is still ongoing and we are sure the investigation will reveal that someone is trying to frame Hailey.” Agreed.

Header photo from 11/1/09. Credit: Diane Cohen/Fame Pictures. Photo below via Citypaper


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  1. GatsbyGal says:

    I don’t believe Hailey Glassman had anything to do with it. No one would be so stupid as to commit a crime and then leave a note with their own name signed at the bottom.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if this was all orchestrated by Jon Gosselin.

  2. Suzanne says:

    This guy is such a dummy!!! By canceling the show, how did he expect to pay for anything. I don’t think there is one person on the planet who feels sorry for him.

  3. Rob says:

    When will he go and get a job and *try* to be a regular, upstanding citizen??

  4. Mandy says:

    Leaving Kate and also leaving the show was this douche bags biggest mistake. I’m sure he’s feeling it now.

  5. westender says:

    Who wants to place bets that Jon Gosselin is working on a tell all book about his marriage to Kate and the television show? It seems when ever a celebrity reaches rock bottom due to drugs, alcohol or in Jon’s case being a total douche. The fastest and easist way for them to get money or regain their past fame is to write a book.
    The recent court case that Jon lost said nothing about him not writing a book…

  6. Kate says:

    WOW, what a complete and TOTAL LOSER!!! Way to go. “Nothing to live for?”…HOW ABOUT THE 8 CHILDREN HE CREATED…HE IS NOT A FATHER NOR A MAN!!!

  7. hildine says:

    He’s such an IDIOT. How is it humanly possible to be so stupid?

  8. diva says:

    I think Hailey did it, this sounds like a woman scorned. She doesn’t appear very stable to even have gotten involved with someone like Jon. She has already hired a high powered lawyer and she has been questioned by the police twice. I think she might have been drunk or high and did this in a fit of rage. I think she was arrested once before for something to do with illegal substances. She is totally crazy if she thought she would get away with trashing his place. Their is no other person who would have a key to get in and it wasn’t a break-in.

  9. Lil says:


    So good see those douches screwing up with each other!
    So, there’s divine justice! Finally!

    These just made my day day happier!
    Now, let’s wait for the Tiger story…

    Somewhere, Kate is going to have a Happy, Happy new year’s eve!

  10. Pont Neuf says:

    Idiot or not, many people thought that the fact that his wife subjected herself to fertility treatments which resulted in sextuplets, merited a reality show, outrageous salaries and fame.

    The fact that he isn’t intelligent at all is irrelevant. What matters is that we, as audiences, have the power to turn just about any pathetic fool into a star, because… Well, because they are there?

    I find the schadenfraude that many people are feeling to be a bit over the top. Yes, this guy is a filthy slimeball, but so are many others. His stupidity has led him to making some huge mistakes but, after all, he wouldn’t have been able to think he was a real celebrity if people hadn’t become obsessed with his wretched family.

    Shame on him and his wife for being amoral imbeciles, but shame on all of us for following their every action, when they didn’t deserve any attention in the first place.

  11. Popcorny says:

    First, a 100 yr old ming vase isn’t all that expensive – what boobs, a tv’s worth more.
    I’ll bet this isn’t about getting himself back in the news, I’ll bet it was for the $$$.
    I wonder if he/the apt was insured and that maybe Jon is trying to collect on all the useless crap he bought.

  12. heb says:

    I’d say he broke the ming vase to collect insurance on it but he’s too stupid to have insurance on his valuables

  13. nj says:

    I swear, I almost feel sorry for him. He’s just so helpless, so ignorant. A 12 year old could make better life decisions. Doesn’t he have anyone to knock some sense into him? A parent or sibling, a cousin? A friend? Did he really alienate everyone in his life? As a person who has faced hard times I am always sensitive to those who feel hopeless. But Jon can’t even sustain pity. Great idea- shooting guns and leaking vague suicide threats. YOU DONT GET TO CHECK OUT EARLY, YOU MORON! YOU HAVE EIGHT KIDS TO TAKE CARE OF! HOW DARE YOU!

  14. waldemar says:

    Since the Ming Dynasty ended in 1644 AD, that lawyer means a FAKE 100 year old Ming vase. I doubt that they are expensive.

  15. Kayleigh says:

    “Gosselin is not taking the break-in lightly.”

    Is it a break-in if she had a key and is probably on the lease? I hope they send him to jail like the balloon boys parents for a false investigation.

    Also, nothing to live for? Really? If my dad said that I would smack him right in the face. F*ck you, you have 8 adorable kids to live for, you tool!

  16. boo says:

    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. If Jon weren’t paying the rent for four months, Hailey would have know pretty soon into the first or second month that the rent wasn’t getting paid. There would have been notices and letters and eviction procedings would have been started.

    What Jon is guilty of is making some poor judgments in character with the women he has dated since he and kate separated in the late summer/fall of 2008 (I think some people are confused about the timing of when they separated because TMZ aired their second wedding in Hawaii after they had separated). Unfortunately, he is going to have to either not date or have future girlfriends sign confidentiality agreements.

    I don’t think Hailey will go to jail for vandalizing the apartment but she will be held responsible for the cost of the damage and will have to perform community service. Jon should also get a restraining order against her and prevent her from going anywhere near his family or him.

  17. Feebee says:

    How can you be four months in arrears but still in the place? How hard can it be to be evicted these days?

    I believe Hailey is stupid enough to leave a note behind at a crime scene but I don’t believe she did this, though ha bloody ha if she did.

    I think Jon’s desperation at the bottomless pit his life’s becoming is bearing so heavily he possibly had a hand in it and if he didn’t then ha bloody ha because some crook is having a great laugh and frankly so am I.

  18. TaylorB says:

    ‘Nothing to live for’

    WTF??? I hope his children NEVER read that comment.

  19. Goddess711 says:

    I think it’s too much of a coincidence that Hailey blabs that he owes her $90,000 and moves out a week before it happens. I think it’s too much of a coincidence that Douchebag owes so much money and a “Ming Vase” is worth as much as his debts and rent catch-up money.
    My bets are on the two crackheads, Douchebag and Ho’ thinking they’ve pulled one off. I think they’re in on it together. I don’t believe they’ve really split up, I think this is a joint (excuse the pun) effort. They’re a couple of low-life pigs that would do anything to have money for nuthin; right after the divorce judgement comes down giving Jon nothing this happens?
    Morons shouldn’t let morons plan fake apartment break-ins.
    A Ming Vase – gimme a break! Ed Hardy’s poster boy owns something he can’t even spell? Puhlleeeaaasssee.
    He’s been on the family property playing with a .38 as well. It’s all for show people. “Give him a rope, he’ll hang himself” is exactly what’s happening – it’s not literal the guy doesn’t have the guts to off himself. It might be best for the kids if he DID, he’s a royal embarassment to have as a sperm donor.
    Would be hilarious he did the whole thing himself. “Cheater” isn’t a word scorned women use, especially not in Ho’ language. Heh. So much for “Soulmates” and kissing better than Kate LMAO!

  20. Guilty pleasures says:

    Where i live none of this is illegal if Hailey did it. You can damage your own property all day long. She is on the lease so no break in , no vandalism, just d-bag childishness. The only crime is false reporting of a crime. Oh, and no insurance payout either!
    Ps Ming vase!!! hahahahahahah!!!!!!

  21. Maritza says:

    I thought the same thing, how can he say he has nothing to live for when he has 8 children who love him so much?

  22. Ana says:

    I would totally believe that Hailey did it if there was no note left behind. But come ON, no one can be that stupid? Maybe….

    I think he wants to collect insurance money.

  23. diva says:

    I just read that they have video of her leaving the apartment on Saturday “taking things” like the tv etc. So that does place Hailey at the scene and if she moved out a week ago, she had no business “taking things” that don’t belong to her. This is a crime.

  24. ann says:

    If he can’t pay his rent, move back in with his mom PA. I live very near to where she lives. I understand Wal-Mart, Pizza Hut, Sheetz and the Chinese buffet are hiring. For extra money in August he could muck out the horse stalls at the Huntingdon County fair. The job opportunities are endless Jon. Come and join us Huntingdon County. Of course men here don’t take to all your whining and “hey look at me, I’m a star” attitude. We will fix you right up.

  25. lucy2 says:

    westender, I bet you’re right about a tell-all. I’d also imagine he’s trying very hard to make it onto a number of “reality” shows.
    I’m suspecting he did this himself also, both to cash in on any insurance and to get more media attention. Once the media goes away, there goes any chance he might he think has of a career as a celeb.
    How could he be assessed 13K in child support if he has no money or income? I totally agree with ann, if he can’t afford his high flying bachelor lifestyle, time to move to mom’s basement and flip burgers. A real man, a real father, would do whatever it takes to support his kids. Of course, we all know he’s not either.

    His lawyer, on the other hand, is hilarious and could have a career writing novels or overly dramatic TV shows.

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