Hailey Glassman, Jon Gosselin

The ransacking of Jon Gosselin's New York City apartment appears to be a publicity stunt, an attorney for his ex-girlfriend, Hailey Glassman, tells TVGuide.com.

Jon Gosselin's apartment ransacked

The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star returned to his apartment Dec. 26 to find it burglarized and vandalized, according to his attorney, Mark Jay Heller. Gosselin's clothing, sheets, luggage and furniture were slashed, and a note signed with Glassman's name was left attached to a dresser by a butcher knife, Heller said. Glassman wrote the note, but did not pin it to the dresser, Anand Ahuja told TVGuide.com.

"We're not denying the note was written, but she didn't stab it [on the dresser] or do anything else," he said. "Somebody's trying to frame her."

Ahuja said Gosselin had told Glassman to take whatever she wanted from the apartment because he was moving, but the 22-year-old only took items belonging to her.

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Ahuja added in a statement: "To me, it appears to be a huge publicity stunt. It appears that somebody is trying to frame my client, Hailey Glassman, because she didn't take anything from that apartment that she was not entitled to take with her. I don't see any truth in what is circling around in the media against my client."

Authorities are investigating the break-in, and Heller said Gosselin, 32, plans to file felony charges.

Calls to Heller were not immediately returned.