My inbox is full of interesting tidbits today. Lots of people talking about Jeff Lewis’ radio show today.
For me the biggest bombshell he dropped was that Jenni hasn’t really worked for him for several seasons. She would show up for filming to act like his assistant, but she actually hasn’t been on his payroll for years.
There was apparently a huge fight on the upcoming season when Jeff gives Jenni some unsolicited career advice. Jeff said he didn’t think the fight was any worse than all the other fights he has on the show. He certainly didn’t see it as something that would end their friendship. Jenni clearly had a different perspective. She filed harassment charges with Bravo and the production company.
After the fight, they had lunch off-camera. Jeff suggested that she stay on the show as his friend and she would not have to pretend to be his assistant anymore. Then she could pursue acting roles and not be so tied down to the show. Apparently, Lea Black is involved in this controversy as well. She spoke to all of Jeff’s employees in some sort of attempt to determine their loyalty to Jeff and the company. Why she thought it was her place to do that, I have no idea. In her little investigation, Jenni allegedly complained that she had sacrificed her whole life for Jeff to the detriment of her acting career. Jeff’s recounting of the off camera lunch comes off as him looking out for her ability to pursue other interests. Jeff’s version is all unicorns and rainbows where he was accommodating her needs by pushing her into a smaller role on the show. He thought the lunch went very well.
A short time after that after that lunch he found out that she reported him to their production company and the Bravo claiming harassment and hostile work environment. I mean all of Jeff Lewis’ work environments are hostile and someone is always being harassed. Jenni is often complicit in the harassment. Production went through all of their raw footage and found no evidence to support her claims according to Jeff.
Jeff said that Jenni was out of control and is no longer affiliated with the show. He also feels like this will be the last season because he doesn’t think the show will be picked up again without Jenni.
Andy is always threatening Jeff for discussing plots for upcoming seasons of Bravo shows online. He might lose his radio show for going public with this information.
I am dying to hear Jenni’s version of events.