Reality TV show actor Jon Gosselin was on Friday sued by the TLC network for alleged breach of contract accusing him violating his contract by appearing on other programs, Reuters reported.

The father of eight has starred in the weekly show Jon & Kate Plus 8 since 2007.

The lawsuit was filed in Maryland is seeking unspecified compensatory damages and demanding Gosselin return income gained resulting from his alleged breaches.

The network has been trying privately and patiently for months to get Jon to honor the contract he signed and to comply with his obligations relating to public appearances and statements, reads a statement released by the network.

Those efforts have been unsuccessful. TLC added.