After weeks of speculation, it appears as though Jeff Lewis is officially out of a job at Bravo and his show Flipping Out has been canceled.
The news comes via Jeff himself, who shared the grim news with his usual sense of humor. “I guess there’s no going away party @Bravotv?” he captioned a photo of himself standing by a framed picture of himself with a series of comments written on it including: “Contract EXPIRED!” “11-years of HELL,” Your 15 minutes are UP!” “Better luck with radio,” and even a #metoo hash tag.
The photo also included a red X over Jeff’s face, referencing his controversial Flipping Out Season 11 announcement on social media in which he exed out his estranged co-star Jenni Pulos’ face.
Here’s the original tweet:
— Jeff Lewis (@JLJeffLewis) October 15, 2018
The show cancellation comes on the heels of a series of legal issues for the designer, including allegations of “abuse and victimization” and wrongful termination by Jenni. Jeff says that Jenni’s “abuse and victimization” claim stemmed from an altercation the two had while filming the most recent season. “This fight was no different than any other fight in the 11 years on Flipping Out,” Jeff recalled during his SiriusXM radio show Jeff Lewis Live in early September. “This was no different than me yelling at a contractor for being late or someone causing me 5,000 of repairs.”
After an investigation, Jeff was cleared of that charge — but Jenni Pulos followed up with additional accusations of wrongful termination and creating a hostile work environment. It seemed the writing was on the wall (and Jeff’s photo) for Flipping Out as soon as Jenni was fired. “I just lost my job. I’m pretty sure of that,” Jeff added on his radio show.
Speaking of SiriusXM, Jeff has admitted that his candid discussions on his radio show about the behind-the-scenes drama on Flipping Out angered Bravo execs and didn’t help his chances for a contract renewal. “It has created a lot of problems for me at Bravo, because I have talked about behind-the-scenes, I’ve talked about contracts. So I’ve had a lot of heat from Bravo,” Jeff revealed during an appearance on the Jenny McCarthy Show earlier this month. “They have not renewed my contract. It expires on October 15, and I am looking for a job.”
As if all of that wasn’t enough, Jeff was also sued by the woman who served as a surrogate for his almost two-year-old daughter Monroe with partner Gage Edward. Alexandra Trent claims, among other things, that she was filmed while in labor without permission. Jeff has shrugged off Alexandra’s claims as a “financial shakedown” and points out that she granted permission by signing the contract to appear on the show.
As Jeff prepares for the major career shift from television to radio, he has decided to change up his digs as he recently placed his famous “New Hollywood” Los Angeles home up for sale for a whopping $7,950,000. That should help cover some expenses while the radio show builds an audience! Perhaps Jenni Pulos is looking for a house? 😉