Jon and Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin is being sued by ex-wife Kate after she has accused him of hacking into her phone and computer in order to gather information for his tell-all book.
According to CBS News, Kate said in the federal suit on Monday that Jon had illegally obtained information in order to sell his book, Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World, which was written by his friend Robert Hoffman.
"Jon violated a federal anti-hacking statute in order to publish salacious, scandalous and defamatory information about Kate," said A. Jordan Rushie, Kate's lawyer. "It's damaged her reputation."
"Jon also stole a hard drive from Kate's house, which contained private and confidential material. Jon then gave them the contents of Kate's email account and the hard drive, all of which were acquired illegality, to his friend and business partner, tabloid reporter Robert Hoffman," Kate's lawyer continued in the court filing. "Hoffman used the illegally acquired data to publish a defamatory book about Kate."
Speaking to Star Magazine when the ebook was published, Hoffman said that he received a lot of Kate's information by rummaging through her trash and finding journals. "She uses that 'Spanker' on a daily basis for anything and everything," Hoffman told Star last September. "The spanking entries are endless."
Kate's lawsuit also claimed that Hoffman "publicly described his ongoing friendship with Jon Gosselin and even bragged he was in possession of 5,000 family photos, personal documents, tax and business records plus contracts - on information and belief, they were acquired from Jon Gosselin, and were acquired with the knowledge that Jon obtained them illegally," according to CBS News.
Kate and Jon's divorce proved to be incredibly bitter, as the couple was also involved in an intense custody battle in 2010 when Jon said that Kate's appearance in Dancing with the Stars made her neglect her children.