October 13th, 2009
03:33 PM ET
The latest chapter of the Jon and Kate drama unfolded today in a Pennsylvania courtroom as the battling reality couple fought over their money. Kate’s attorney, Mark Momjian, tells Showbiz Tonight that:
“In response to an emergency application filed by Kate Gosselin on October 5, 2009, the Honorable Arthur R. Tilson of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas entered an Order today directing Jon Gosselin to return $180,000 in marital funds, which he removed in violation of an arbitrator’s order. Mr. Gosselin must repay this sum by on or before October 26, 2009, and if he fails to do so, he must appear before the Court for contempt proceedings. The remaining sum of $55,000, which Ms. Gosselin used for household bills and expenses relating to the children, will be subject to further determination by the arbitrator at a later date. The Judge also ordered Ms. Gosselin to provide an accounting of past expenses also by October 26.”
Kate tells us that, “As difficult as this has been for me, I am pleased that the Court has ruled fairly on behalf of myself and my children. Now that this matter has been ruled on, I look forward to returning to private arbitration, as we have agreed to do, to resolve any remaining issues.”
Mark Jay Heller, Jon’s attorney released this statement:
“All of the attorneys on both sides worked very hard. We were very pleased with the outcome of the court proceedings and the arbitration session and we are very hopeful that there will soon be a resolution.”
For all of the latest breaking developments in the battle between Jon and Kate, tune into Showbiz Tonight, 11pm ET/PT on HLN- don’t miss it!
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