An attorney for Jon Gosselin’s ex-girlfriend says the ransacking of his NYC apartment was nothing more than a “huge, huge publicity stunt,” reports.

A lawyer for Gosselin, 32, told that he returned to New York Dec. 26 after spending Christmas in Pennsylvania with his eight children to find that his Upper West Side apartment had been burglarized.

According to reports, a nasty note from ex Hailey Glassman was stabbed to their dresser with a butcher knife. Glassman told police she wrote the note, in which she called the reality dad a “lowlife,” but tells the New York Post she did not punctuate it with the blade.

She also denies slashing his clothing, smashing his family’s 100-year-old Ming-style vase or destroying his electronics.