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Flipping Out’s Jeff Lewis: Why I’m Suing My Co-Star Jenni Pulos

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Source: INF Daily

Dec. 5 2012, Published 1:00 p.m. ET

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Saying he’s “still in a state of disbelief over this whole thing,” Flipping Out star Jeff Lewis is speaking out about his lawsuit against his longtime trusted assistant Jenni Pulos, who wrote a book entitled Hang in There, Baby -- What One of the World's Most Difficult Bosses Taught Me About Life, Work and Love.

Lewis -- appearing Tuesday night on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live -- claims Pulos breached a confidentiality agreement by writing the book, which has yet to be released. Although he knew she was writing a book last October, Lewis claims all she told him was that it was about her life.

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In referring to the lawsuit, Lewis, 42, told host Andy Cohen: “It was the last resort. I feel like my hand was forced. Trust me, I tried to work out every possible reconciliation… It’s really long and sorted.”

When asked about their relationship, Lewis told Cohen that he and Pulos “had a really nice talk last week and that I think we’re trying to work through things."

Lewis  -- who noted that he was talking about the lawsuit against the wishes of his attorney -- explained that the book was written without his knowledge and said while he supports Pulos having new opportunities, he added: “I can’t have her hurting me in the process” and said if she had “been more collaborative and not so secretive, there would have been a completely different outcome.”

When Cohen asked  Lewis what he was scared Pulos was writing about, he responded: “I pretty much show everything on the show. You know, a lot has to do with my clients because most of our experiences, you know there’s a lot of talking behind-the-scenes, and I have to protect my clients. I can’t have

Jenni spill her guts, do a tell-all because she wants to be the next Kitty Kelly. I can’t have that happen. I’ve got to protect my clients and business because after this (the show) is over, that’s all I have.”

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Oddly -- or as Cohen put it – “weirdly,” Lewis has been shooting Interior Therapy, his spin-off from Flipping Out, with Pulos for a few months, and he sees her nearly every day.

Lewis responded: “This is what I’m going to tell you about Jenni. I love Jenni dearly. We have undeniable chemistry. I think we were married in a past life. I think we were brother and sister in a past life. It is such a strong bond that I don’t think even this can break us. I think we’re going to get through this.”

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Lewis and Pulos have starred on Bravo's reality series Flipping Out together since 2007.

Flipping Out airs on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.


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