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    Kate Gosselin tell-all removed from shelves over libelous allegations | Mail Online

    A scathing book about reality starlet Kate Gosselin has been removed from sale by Amazon.

    Intervention by two top law firms prompted the books withdrawal.

    It followed claims about her mental health by author Robert Hoffman, a close friend of Gosselin's ex husband Jon.

    Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World, an e-book branded the mother-of-eight 'sick' and in desperate need of mental help as reported by Radar.
    Recalled: A scathing book about reality starlet Kate Gosselin has been removed from sale by Amazon

    Recalled: A scathing book about reality starlet Kate Gosselin has been removed from sale by Amazon

    The book featured allegations so potentially libelous which has prompted the removal.

    After only approximately two days on sale, Hoffman’s book is gone.

    The tome was removed by Amazon after the intervention of lawyers from Los Angeles powerhouse firm Lavely & Singer and Washington, D.C.’s respected Williams & Connolly.

    Much of Hoffman’s information in the book came from computer hard drives that he claimed he found in Kate’s trash.
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    Busy mum: Kate was spotted shopping in Pennsylvania with daughters Mady and Cara on Saturday

    The book was filled with what he alleges to be emails from Kate, the Discovery network, contracts and personal documents, many of which he reproduced in their entirety.

    Hoffman described his ongoing friendship with Kate’s ex husband Jon Gosselin early in the book, saying he was in possession of 5,000 family photos, personal documents, tax and business records plus contracts from his trash-diving computer find.

    'I’ll be sued by one or more parties before this is over,” he wrote.

    While the book repeats many well-known anti-Kate stories, Hoffman’s tome is filled with personal attacks.


    Amazon notified Hoffman that it removed the book, pending further investigation after receiving notice that it may not be properly authorized by the appropriate rights holder.'

    The notice of infringement came from Lavely & Singer.

    Williams & Connolly, representing Discovery Communications, Inc. also allegedly sent Hoffman a legal letter informing him that his book contained confidential information protected by law and demanding he 'cease and desist from dissemination' of that information.

    Hoffman followed Kate daily as a freelance reporter for Us Weekly during the height of TLC’s Jon & Kate Plus 8 popularity.

    In the endless Jon vs. Kate debate he found some supporters for his book and is now asking online for donations, thanking people who have allegedly offered to help him financially and writing: 'I’m overwhelmed and at a loss for words.'


    Hoffman posted the notice from Amazon and also the legal letter from Williams & Connolly.

    It is not yet clear if Kate or her former network will sue Hoffman.

    And while he describes himself as Jon’s friend, he gives no indication what Jon thinks of the book.

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    Guess this is what short shelf life really means.
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    I was wondering how he was getting away with using the computer stuff. Assuming she didn't give it to him, it's stolen property.

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    If she threw the hard drives away, were they really stolen? Sure, they were still on her property, but they were discarded. Does that make a difference?

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    "Reality starlet?" GMAFB
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    Who would read it anyway. He should have released it when people still gave a shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aabbcc View Post
    If she threw the hard drives away, were they really stolen? Sure, they were still on her property, but they were discarded. Does that make a difference?
    Not sure but I think there have been some laws passed about that. If the trash is on the property it's "protected". Might have been a response to paparazzi digging through celebs' trash to get stories. So if a pesky reporter reaches over the fence to grab something out of a garbage can, he's broken the law. Hence Kate's hard drives might've been legally off limits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aabbcc View Post
    If she threw the hard drives away, were they really stolen? Sure, they were still on her property, but they were discarded. Does that make a difference?
    It some states here it does make a difference. Once you put something in the trash, it's fair game for anyone. That's how police can get DNA on someone who won't give it or cooperate.

    I have a hard time believing she would just toss hard drives and tax documents. If this guy is a friend of Jon's, I think he got them in some other way.
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    Jon Gosselin’s Pal Threatens To Release More Damaging Info About Kate, Including Photos

    A friend of Jon Gosselin, who wrote a scathing e-book about Kate Gosselin, is threatening to release even more damaging information about her, including photos, he tells RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview.

    Robert Hoffman, the author of Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World, has already reported Kate to Child Protective Services, as reported exclusively by Radar, and now warns he will unleash a new torrent of negative material about the mom of eight.


    As previously reported, Amazon removed Hoffman’s e-book after two days when two law firms intervened, alleging violations of copyright and trade secrets. Hoffman says he is in possession of Kate’s computer hard drives and admits he pulled them from her trash.

    His material includes what purports to be her personal journal, emails, photographs, tax returns and contracts, much of which is reproduced word for word in the now-banned book.

    The most incendiary allegations cannot be repeated on Radar as they lack independent corroboration, but they paint her as violent toward her children and offer shocking and disturbing “quotes” from her journal. Hoffman also alleges she spanked her children with a wooden spoon.

    But now Hoffman tells Radar that there is even more explosive material and he is ready to use it.


    In an email interview, Hoffman first said he would not publish the information but then detailed how he would make it public.

    “The other 90 percent of the material that I possess will not be published, ever, but you can be sure that if I'm falsely accused of anything and drug (sic) into court, or called a liar by Kate Gosselin or her lawyers, this information will come out then, including photographs,” Hoffman wrote to Radar.


    “There is so much more that hasn't been revealed. I also have physical and photographic evidence to back up my claims in the book.”

    Hoffman’s book has reignited the endless Jon versus Kate debate and he makes it clear in the book that he is Jon’s friend.

    Jon has remained publicly silent on the book and its allegations, many of which are well known, including Kate’s freebie-grabbing mania, her boorish and ugly behavior to many and her endless thirst for fame.

    But it is Hoffman’s charges about Kate’s interaction with her children that are most damaging. Asked by Radar when Jon knew that Hoffman possessed his material and what his reaction was to the charges, Hoffman did not answer directly.


    He is continuing his attack on Kate via the web, taking her to task over what he describes as lack of originality and honesty because her 2008 book Multiple Blessings is similar in title and theme to a book published 14 years earlier.

    Hoffman was a freelance reporter for Us Weekly covering Jon and Kate on a daily basis during the height of their popularity on TLC’s Jon & Kate Plus 8.


    Now the high-powered Los Angeles law firm Lavely and Singer plus nationally renowned firm Williams & Connolly have stepped in to oppose him and succeeded in getting Amazon to remove the e-book for now.

    Hoffman writes in the book that he expects to be sued and told Radar in the written interview: “I have a great deal of respect for Williams & Connolly, having been in the courtroom watching them in action in the past.


    “I'm also a big fan of Marty Singer and Lavely & Singer and I'm aware of their skills and what they're able to do for their clients.

    “I wish they were on my side of this situation.”


    If the legal battle progresses it is likely that Jon will be brought into it as well. Hoffman told Radar that his friend did help him obtain the computer hard drives from the trash.

    “Regarding Jon, as stated clearly in the book, he had absolutely nothing to do with personally giving me any information whatsoever for the book,” Hoffman wrote to Radar.


    He did not, however, explain why Jon has taken no action against Kate if the book’s allegations about her behavior with their children are accurate.
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    Who throws away hard drives without wiping them out first? And tax documents? C'mon you shred those things if you're an ordinary joe nevermind if you're a "celeb."

    I'm betting this guy obtained whatever he has illegally or through Jon (in which case it might still be stolen property).

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    Naked and/or sex pics?
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    I'm sure every mom has their pictures taken while they're beating their kids with a wooden spoon. So popular it's an option at the Sears Family Portrait studio.
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    Id be interested to read that book now, but that might have been the intention from the beginning.

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    Kate Gosselin
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    Breaking News

    Kate Gosselin has just been FIRED from her job as a coupon blogger ... after her boss decided the ex-reality star was no longer a "good fit" for the company.

    Gosselin has been working for CouponCabin.com -- dishing out advice to bargain hunters. But today, Founder & CEO Scott Kluth posted an open letter on his website announcing Kate had been sacked.

    In the letter, Kluth explains ... "A series of recent events have made it clear to me that Kate Gosselin and her contributions do not align with the authenticity which we set out to build almost a decade ago."

    He adds, "Ms. Gosselin is simply not a good fit with the wonderful team and culture at CouponCabin."

    Despite the public shaming, Kluth insists, "We wish Kate, her family and her support staff all the best."

    So far, no response from Kate.

    Read more: Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Celebrity News | TMZ.com

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    ROFL. Ooh, harsh. I'm not going to lie. I like seeing that witch getting some bad PR.
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