The woman who acted as surrogate for Flipping Out star, Jeff Lewis, and his partner, Gage Edward has filed a lawsuit against the couple and Bravo.
In 2016, Alexandra Trent gave birth to Jeff and Gage’s daughter, Monroe. The event was filmed by Bravo, however, Trent claims without her permission.
“Defendants filmed Trent’s genitalia without her knowledge — and against her express prohibition — while she gave birth, then made crude and disgusting jokes about her genitalia and grooming in the pursuit of ratings,” the lawsuit filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday states.
“The highest levels of privacy are medical and sexual and the Defendants managed to violate both levels,” it continues.
Alexandra Trent and Gage Edward
During an episode that aired in August 2017, Jeff says in a clip of the show.
“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,” he added.
According to Trent, she signed a five-page release from production company when she first met with Jeff and Gage to discuss the surrogacy, but was told it only covered that initial meeting. She said she was later told that anything after the initial ultrasounds would require her to sign an additional release for them to be allowed to film.
“At the time of birth, there was no agreement to film the birth in any capacity,” her lawsuit states. It claims that AE surreptitiously filmed her from behind a curtain with Lewis and Edward’s approval.
“Trent and her doctor were not aware the birth was being filmed,” the suit says.
Trent is seeking damages for unlawful recording, invasion of privacy and fraud.