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‘Flipping Out’ star Jeff Lewis’ surrogate sues Bravo for filming her giving birth

Alexandra Trent alleges she didn’t consent to cameras during delivery

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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.”

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PHOTOS: Capital Pride Festival and Concert

Keke Palmer, Billy Porter among entertainers

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Billy Porter performs at the 2024 Capital Pride Festival on Sunday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 2024 Capital Pride Festival and Concert was held along Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest D.C. on Sunday, June 9. Performers included Sapphira Cristál, Keke Palmer, Ava Max, Billy Porter and Exposé.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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Get ready for Baltimore Pride

Events scheduled throughout weekend

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Baltimore Pride Parade (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Baltimore Pride begins this weekend on Friday, June 14 in the heart of the city.

There will be a variety of events, the main ones being Mt. Vernon Pride on June 14 at 2 p.m. on the 200 Block of W. Read St., the Parade and Block Party on Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. on N. Charles St., and Pride in the Park on Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park.

For more event details, visit Baltimore Pride’s website

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New film festival to spotlight LGBTQ docs

DC/DOX held in theaters throughout city

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DC/DOX, a new film festival in Washington D.C., began on Thursday, June 13 at E-Street Cinema, the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theatre and Eaton Cinema.

The festival is dedicated to promoting documentary as a leading art form and a series of documentaries on LGBTQ+ stories will premiere, including “Love That Dares Not,” “Sabbath Queen,” and “Familia.” 

For more information, visit DC/DOX’s website.

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