The surrogate who delivered “Flipping Out” stars Jeff Lewis and Gage Edward’s child is suing Bravo for filming the birth without her consent.
Variety reports Alexandra Trent filed the lawsuit against the network on Tuesday for unlawful recording, invasion of privacy and fraud. In the lawsuit, Trent alleges the network filmed her vagina without her consent and that she was humiliated by Lewis and Edward making “disgusting” comments about her anatomy.
“If I was a surrogate, and I had known there was going to be an audience, I probably would have waxed,” Lewis said in the episode. “And that was the shocking part for Gage. I don’t think Gage had ever seen a vagina, let alone one that big.”
Trent gave birth to Lewis and Edward’s child in 2016 and the episode aired later in August. She alleges that when she replied to the couple’s classified ad looking for a surrogate she didn’t realize she would be on a reality show. Trent says she agreed to film ultrasound appointments but says she did not consent to the birth being filmed. She continued that she only realized the birth had been filmed when she saw clips online.
“In their quest for ratings, Defendants have deeply damaged Trent and have caused incredible anguish, self-loathing, contempt and depression,” reads the suit.
Lewis commented on the lawsuit by posting the Variety story captioned “I guess we won’t be using her again.”
I guess we won’t be using her again. 😢 https://t.co/iYrRI7f9k5
— Jeff Lewis (@JLJeffLewis) June 13, 2018