Reality TV star Jeff Lewis has refuted claims he was abusive towards UGLY BETTY actress Ashley Jensen at her Los Angeles home.
Scottish actress Jensen and her husband Terence Beesley filed a lawsuit on Wednesday (10Dec08) against Lewis.
The pair claim that the star of Bravo TV show Flipping Out built a deck into their yard and when they refused to accept a private financial settlement he flipped out with "aggressive threats and outrageous behaviour".
But Lewis has angrily denied the claims and has hit back at the couple - accusing them of trying to exploit his fame.
He tells TMZ.com, "Having apparently watched my reality show, they now feel they can exploit my personality to increase their media exposure and their alleged damages. I have never threatened either of them with physical harm, nor was I abusive or verbally threatening to either of them.
"In fact I have never even met Ms. Jensen. The court will decide... and Ms. Jensen and Mr. Beesley will then be left having to earn media coverage on their talent alone."