“Jon Gosselin called me this afternoon on the occasion when he entered his apartment in Manhattan and was horrified, disheartened and saddened to observe the devastation of his furniture, clothing and personal belongings, which were apparently slashed with a butcher knife by a very troubled and sick perpetrator,” his attorney, Mark Jay Heller, told E! News.
He also said the New York City Police Department investigated the vandalism, collected fingerprints and took a handwritten note that had been “affixed to Jon’s bedroom dresser by a butcher knife.”
Gosselin has claimed that the note was signed by his ex, Hailey Glassman, but she denies the claim. “FYI that apartment everyone calls Jon’s apartment was my apartment as well,” Glassman tweeted on Friday. “We split rent!
Whoever is to blame better be prepared to face the authorities. “The note will be forensically analyzed by a handwriting expert,” says Heller. “At this time, I will not release the contents of the note or the signatory; however, both Jon and I have determined that the perpetrator must be vigorously prosecuted on felony charges.”
The NYPD did confirm the claims, explaining that they investigated a complaint of criminal mischief, which is defined as any kind of damage to property, but have no suspects at this time.
Gosselin’s clothing, sheets, luggage, furniture and a 100-year-old Ming vase were found slashed throughout the apartment. There was also a TV set, Wii and CD player missing from the apartment. But despite the material damage, Gosselin’s emotional state is what his lawyer is most concerned about
“The greatest damage from this vicious, mean-spirited and heartless crime was perpetrated not on Jon’s property and possessions, but on Jon Gosselin himself, who experienced a traumatic, emotional, roller coaster ride having just shared a joyful family gathering with his children.” Continues Heller, “He was devastated by such a cruel and cold-blooded act that was apparently intended to cut to his heart.”
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