Jeff Lewis Is Getting Sued After Saying Surrogate Should ‘Have Waxed’ Before Birth
Jeff Lewis, star of Flipping Out, made a joke about the surrogate, Alexandra Trent, who carried his 19-month-old daughter Monroe, saying she “should have waxed” before giving birth. Alexandra was seen on multiple episodes over two seasons of Flipping Out, after he and his partner Greg Edward hired her to carry Monroe.
During interview setups filmed later and spliced into the episode, Jeff said, “If I was a surrogate, and I had known there was going to be an audience, I probably would have waxed. And that was the shocking part for Gage. I don’t think Gage had ever seen a vagina, let alone one that big.”
According to People, Alexandra filed a lawsuit claiming that they had personally humiliated her and left her “deeply damaged” by making the “disgusting” comment on the show about her. She’s also accused Bravo and Flipping Out producers Authentic Entertainment of filming her vagina without permission.
“This is like a blow to the head. We are completely blindsided by this,” Jeff said to People. “We are just devastated. I thought we had a nice relationship, a friendship. We treated her like an extended member of the family. So you can imagine this is pretty stunning.”
“And this is where I’m so upset. Because, on one hand, I don’t want to tarnish this most amazing experience of my life,” he continued. “We couldn’t be more grateful to this woman for birthing our child. We are indebted to her… we are so completely grateful to her, because without her, we wouldn’t have Monroe. But on the other hand, these are fabricated claims and are completely bogus and without merit. This smells to me like a financial shakedown.”