Jon Gosselin Had a Contract with Kate Major

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Nov. 18 2009, Published 1:38 p.m. ET

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What a tangled legal web Jon Gosselin weaves! According to, the dad of eight signed a hand-written contract with former tabloid reporter Kate Major in which he hired her as a personal assistant, promised her a wage and outlined that she was not to discuss their relationship in public.

The Web site has obtained the agreement which, a source says, is now at the center of his legal battles with TLC, the cable network that airs Jon & Kate Plus 8.

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"I, Jon Gosselin, will employ Kate Major as a personal assistant," Jon wrote on the contract, dated July 28, 2009, pledging that she could handle "some but not all future accounts."

Jon also writes: "She will receive a percentage of accounts for payment based upon involvement."

In her part of the contract Kate adds, "Jon and I will not comment publicly about our relationship."

However, after the 32-year-old denied having any romantic involvement with her, Kate responded with a series of emotional TV interviews recounting their weeks-long relationship.

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Kate — who quit her job as an entertainment reporter after meeting Jon — has been subpoenaed by TLC to give a deposition in its breach of contract case against him. says the document was written during a weekend the couple spent together in a hotel this summer.

Kate 2.0 also promised to "run any media inquiries past Jon Gosselin before doing any on-air or print work."


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