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Reality TV Star Sues Assistant
Over Alleged Tell-All Book

ABC News, by Abby Ellin

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Posted By:MissMolly, 11/30/2012 5:09:16 AM

If a book is titled “Hang in There, Baby — What One of the World’s Most Difficult Bosses Taught Me About Life, Work and Love,” chances are it will capture the attention of the boss in question. And so Jeff Lewis, the host of Bravo’s “Flipping Out,” and, presumably, the “difficult” boss here, is suing the author of the book, Jenni Pulos, who has been his longtime assistant and co-star. According to the complaint filed Nov. 14 in Los Angeles Superior Court, Lewis first learned that Pulos was writing a book about her life in October.

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Have you ever watched that show? They´re all nuts. And the clients are, too. It´s like being hypnotized by a cobra, instead of the other way round.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JLoophole, 11/30/2012 5:40:51 AM     (No. 9040649)

Never have OP but I got curious and looked it up...sounds like an apt title. =). I guess I´ll pass.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: doodah, 11/30/2012 6:59:29 AM     (No. 9040710)

Have watched the show on occasion. Lewis is a preening narcissitic gay who issues orders like Caesar. Don´t know how Pulos put up with the treatment this long. She should have known what would happen. I´m going out on a limb and believe that "narcissitic" is a word, it should be.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: yourblueroom, 11/30/2012 7:28:58 AM     (No. 9040754)

OP nailed it. He´s nutso, as they all are, but it is hypnotic. My favorite on the show is "Monkey", the cat.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: happywarrior, 11/30/2012 7:47:11 AM     (No. 9040781)

Unfortunately Monkey was put down on the last episode. Great cat.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: richdet, 11/30/2012 8:15:33 AM     (No. 9040826)

As #4 points out, beloved Monkey died in the final episode of this season. Sad and moving conclusion -- whatever Jeff´s faults, he sure loves his animals.

As for the book controversy, I place myself on Team Jeff. The final two episodes of the season focused on Jeff learning how Jenni Pulos was exploiting her position working for him to get impressive freebies for herself. E.g., she tapped one of his business contacts to lend a home at Cabo as a vacation villa for Jenni and her new husband -- and somehow never got around to telling Jeff she had made this arrangement. The book seems like the same kind of exploitation, only much more so. His distrust makes sense to me. And so does the legal argument -- without a Jeff Lewis connection, who cares about any book by Jenni Pulos?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Catherine, 11/30/2012 8:50:00 AM     (No. 9040897)

I´ve watched this show. Lewis is brutally nasty to his employees. On one episode, a customer actually slapped one of Lewis´ employees and Lewis did nothing. Just sat there. He´s a big coward with people who don´t work for him. Jenni must be making lots of money to put up with this man although I have to say he is entertaining. I know, makes me look really shallow.

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