It is said that every story has three sides. His, hers and the truth.
That particularly appears to the be the case with Jon Gosselin and his ex, Hailey Glassman. The facts -- especially surrounding the recent ransacking of his Manhattan lair
-- always seem rather murky and a little too public as their soap opera continues to be played out before millions.
in case you've been living under a rock for the past year, Gosselin is the recently divorced father of eight (including six-year-old sextuplets) who rose to fame with the reality show, Jon and Kate Plus Eight
, which chronicled he and former wife Kate's madcap lives with their bulging brood. In true reality tv form, the Gosselins announced their separation on their show in June.
Enter Glassman. Aged 22, she is Kate's plastic surgeon's daughter. "Homewrecker Hailey," as she has been called, is said to have inspired the demise of the Gosslin's union -- a charge Glassman denies. But by July, she was gushing to People magazine about her new squeeze
Early in the summer, Gosselin had rented a two-bedroom 1,100 square foot luxury pad on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The 202-unit building, built in 1991, offers amenities such as a pool, hot tub, gym and even a play space for children. (No stranger to attention, the building had fifteen minutes of fame when it was home to Hugh Grant's character in the film Music and Lyrics
Meanwhile, despite a steamy vacation in St. Tropez and reports that Gosselin had lavished a $180,000 engagement ring upon his new love, things turned ugly. On the TV show The Insider
, Glassman likened Gosselin to "Jekyll and Hyde" and said that she felt "emotionally abused."
For his part, Gosselin sought spiritual counsel, coming to the realization that he was "carried away by the challenges of fame," and needed to reconnect with his deeper being and take a break. (Jon, we could all use a break from you!)
The story took an even more bizarre turn on Saturday before New Year's. After spending the holidays with his brood, Gosselin returned to his Upper West Side pad and found it completely ransacked. His clothing, furniture, mattress curtains, shoes, rug and 100-year old Ming vase had been sliced with a butcher knife "by a very troubled and sick perpetrator,"
Gosselin's lawyer, Mark Jay Heller, told RadarOnline.com. A note, allegedly with Glassman's name, was speared to a bureau, and "Cheater" was carved into the headboard.
Glassman and her parents have been questioned by authorities, but the 22-year old claims she's been framed. "It appears to be a huge, huge, publicity stunt and nothing else," explained her attorney Anand Ahuja. Moreover, Glassman insists that the former love nest was shared. "Fyi, that apartment everyone calls 'Jon's Apartment' was MY apartment as well," she wrote. "We split rent! He's been living off my family and I."
And where did she share that tidbit? On Twitter, of course!