Entertainment Jeff Lewis Calls Surrogate’s Lawsuit ‘a Money Grab’ Published 2 months ago on October 2, 2018 By Aldin Pinkott Share Tweet Jeff Lewis has his own thoughts on why his surrogate filed a lawsuit against him earlier this year. The Flipping Out star shared his feelings about the legal action during an interview with Wendy Williams on Tuesday, October 2. “Yes, that was a real, like, blow, because it’s not like something we ever saw coming,” Lewis, 48, told Williams when she asked about the situation. He then cut himself off noting, “I have to be careful what I say because there’s attorneys and there’s insurance companies and all that.” Jeff Lewis INSTAR Images He added with a look of discontent: “It seems like a little bit of a money grab to me.” The Bravo TV personality and his boyfriend Gage Edwards used Alexandra Trent to carry their now almost 2-year-old daughter, Monroe. The surrogate filed a lawsuit against the couple in June, following the televised birth of the little girl, claiming that producers filmed her giving birth without her permission. In court documents obtained by Us Weekly at the time, Trent alleged she was “horrified” when her “naked legs and blurred-out vagina” appeared onscreen during the August 2017 episode of the reality show that documented Monroe’s birth. She also claimed she agreed to carry the pair’s child because she was assured she “would not be a show subject.” Lewis and Edwards spoke out following the news that Trent was suing them during an episode of the reality TV’s stars’ Sirius XM show, Jeff Lewis Live. “When something like this happens, you’re immediately told to keep quiet,” Lewis said. “And I think what’s unfortunate about that is when you’re quiet, then people automatically assume you’re guilty and I will say in this particular case, that is not true.” Lewis continued, revealing his fears for their little girl. “What’s really difficult to wrap your head around is on one hand, I could not be more grateful to this woman, who helped me bring this baby into the world,” he explained. “I would go through this — and we are going through hell — hundred times over to have this kid in my life … What worries me now and what is upsetting is that our daughter, at any point in time, for the rest of her life, she has this horrible cloud … People can just Google and they know this entire story and in this complaint, there’s very personal information.” Edwards also chimed in: “We have to eventually have that conversation with her … I don’t know what that does to her psyche later. I was just hoping that was something we as two parents would be able to handle on our own terms. And tell her what we want … Not a side that’s crafted by a litigator.” Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox! Want stories like these delivered straight to your phone? Download the Us Weekly iPhone app now! Credit:US Weekly Share this:Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window) Related Related Topics: Up Next 7 Things We Learned About Eric and Jessie James Decker’s Relationship From ‘Just Jessie’ Don't Miss Beto O’Rourke Apologizes for His College-Newspaper Theater Review Continue Reading You may like Follow Us On Flipboard Magazine. Latest U.S. Politics25 mins ago Meghan Markle vowed to live ‘less stifled’ life before dating Prince Harry Not long before she met Prince Harry, Meghan Markle vowed to live a “life less stifled” and to “take a... Sports35 mins ago Former Juve sporting director Marotta takes over at Inter Milan Giuseppe Marotta arrives to attend the draw for UEFA Champions League at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Giuseppe Marotta has... World37 mins ago Constantinople was unwise to antagonize Moscow, leading Orthodox theologian says The Patriarch of Constantinople was wrong to declare Ukraine no longer subject to the Russian Orthodox Church as the conflict... Business54 mins ago Data Sheet—These Bleak Times for Global Tech Companies Jobs for everyone. After a grueling public process involving bids from over 200 cities…oh, wait, no. Apple skipped all that... World1 hour ago Ian Naude: Cheshire PC jailed for raping 13-year-old girl Image copyright Cheshire Police Image caption Ian Naude was being investigated for sex offences when he became a student officer... Most Read Tech1 week ago YouTube top earners: The seven-year-old making $22m Sports7 days ago Maurizio Sarri is steering Chelsea away from top four for second year running unless these changes are made, says Adrian Durham Sports7 days ago Who are the two best central defenders in the world?