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Jon Gosselin sees TLC as a "monster" that has greedily cashed in on his family and even partially caused the breakdown of his marriage with Kate, his lawyer says.

TLC stopped filming the Gosselin children on the recently renamed Kate Plus Eight after the production staff was banned from the family home.

Jon Gosselin asked TLC to stop filming his children and to leave his property just days after the network renamed Jon & Kate Plus 8 and announced it would focus more on Kate Gosselin.

"Jon is resolved not to allow the TLC corporate machine to devour his family and promote the monster's best interests over those of his family," Jon Gosselin's lawyer, Mark Jay Heller, said Thursday in a statement.

He expressed confidence that Jon "will be completely successful in his quest to take back control of his family and preserve, protect and ensure their future well-being by putting the brakes on his divorce and pulling the plug on TLC, the media giant that he perceives as a monster that has exploited and manipulated his family and has been partially responsible for the breakdown of his marriage.

"TLC and Discovery have been reputed to have generated approximately $186 million dollars for the quarter — compliments of the Gosselin family, and Jon firmly believes that their greed to continue that cash flow will be trumped by his courage and determination to protect his family," Heller concluded.

The cable channel said in a statement: "Despite Jon Gosselin's repeated self-destructive and unprofessional actions, he remains under an exclusive contract with TLC. Direct filming of the children has been currently suspended, pending further conversations between both parents."

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