Jeff Lewis is very confident his reality series, Flipping Out, will be canceled amid allegations of “abuse and victimization” and wrongful termination made by Jenni Pulos.
“I just lost my job. I’m pretty sure of that,” the designer and house flipper, 48, said on his SiriusXM radio show Jeff Lewis Live on Friday, while addressing accusations he says Pulos brought to Bravo and the show’s production company, Authentic Entertainment.
“Her making this claim, it put my entire career in jeopardy. My family, my livelihood, everything,” Lewis said.
According to the house flipper, the alleged “abuse and victimization” originated from a heated argument with Jenni, that took place during filming the show’s eleventh season.
“This fight was no different than any other fight in the 11 years on Flipping Out. This was no different than me yelling at a contractor for being late or someone causing me 5,000 of repairs,” he recalls of the conflict.
Bravo conducted a thorough investigation — clearing Jeff of any wrongdoing. But the drama only escalated with Jenni making two new complaints for “wrongfully terminating her off her own show” as well as making “allegations of a hostile working environment.”
Jeff, 48, and Jenni, 45, ended their 11-year friendship and business relationship, after their blowout fight.
“It’s true,” Jeff confirmed on his radio show. “Jenni and I did have a fight which then resulted in a rift. … I haven’t spoken to her in three months.”
However, the decision to part ways may not have been mutual with Jeff requesting Jenni “move on” from his company, Jeff Lewis Design. “I did it because I thought it really was the best for both of us,” he says, “All of this was very civil, I thought.”
“I did it because I thought it really was the best for both of us,” he says, “All of this was very civil, I thought.”
“This fight, I never thought in a million years that would ever break us up,” he says. And their parting ways, in real life and on screen, he feels could mean the end of the show. ” I’m pretty sure they’re not going to keep picking up Flipping Out if she’s not on the show. And she’s not on the show.”
Don’t miss Flipping Out’s Season 11 premiere on September 11, at 10 p.m. ET, on Bravo.