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Jon Gosselin's apartment burglary really a publicity stunt?

December 28, 2009 | 11:56 am

Jongosselin See what happens when we cut a guy a break and feel kinda bad for him? This might turn out to be a case of no more sympathy for you, Jon Gosselin. (Except, of course, from those who hate your ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, but that's another story.)

Was Jon's misfortune over the weekend all a publicity stunt? His ex-girlfriend's lawyer says it was.

Gosselin's Manhattan apartment that he shared with Hailey Glassman was ransacked while he was away visiting his kids for Christmas, and he suspects his ex-girlfriend of the deed. His lawyer says Hailey is "going to jail, it's as simple as that."

Glassman has not been charged with anything, however, so that would probably make the "going to jail" part a little less simple, no?

Hailey admits to writing the note that was spiked onto Gosselin's dresser with a butcher knife -- it wasn't a nice note -- but she says she didn't do the impale-on-a-butcher-knife part or trash the place. (Earlier reports said items had been taken, but that's now unclear.) Her attorney says they believe this is all a PR stunt.

Police noted that reporters began arriving at the precinct house even before they had a chance to interview Gosselin about the destruction of his home, sources told the New York Post:

"How did they know so quickly? No cop could have tipped them -- it was too quick," a source said. "Cops only just found out and they [the media] were already set up outside."

The Ministry knows people whose homes have been burglarized and ransacked, and on top of the financial blow, the psychological damage lasts for years.

If this was faked for publicity, well -- let's just say, what goes around, comes around.

What goes around comes around if it's for real too.

Jon denies it was a stunt.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Jon Gosselin leaves a Pennsylvania courthouse, where his divorce battle raged, on Oct. 26, 2009. Credit: Matt Rourke / Associated Press

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