10/01/2009 at 11:00 AM EDT
On the heels of news that Jon Gosselin is trying to shut down production
of Kate Plus 8
, the network that made him famous is firing back with claims that his latest legal move is purely in his own self-interest.
"We are aware of Jon Gosselin's recent statements, and remain deeply disappointed at his continued erratic behavior. He and the family were shooting as recently as last Friday, without incident, and his latest comments are grossly inaccurate, without merit and are clearly opportunistic," TLC said in a statement to PEOPLE. "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."