Jax responds to his recently exited "Vanderpump Rules" co-star, who called him an "awful person."
Jax Taylor just pulled a Mariah Carey à la early 2000s.
When asked if he had any response to his recently exited "Vanderpump Rules" co-star, Billie Lee, who called him an "awful person" and claimed he said "very alarming" things off camera, Jax simply said, "Billie Lee? Who's that?"
"That's my response," the newlywed added as he hopped into his vintage red convertible and shut the door. "I don't know who that is. I am an asshole, though. She's right about that. I am who I am. Alarming things, though? I don't know about that."
During a June sit-down with InTouch, Billie -- the first trans castmember on the Lisa Vanderpump reality show -- said she had absolutely no fear of missing out on Jax and Brittany Cartwright's wedding, which took place in Kentucky around the time this interview took place. Billie called Jax a "negative," "close-minded" person and said she had no desire to be around him.
It didn't help that Jax tweeted out prior to the nuptials, "I pretty much invited every gay person I knew, except Billy, you can be mad at me all you want for that one I don't care."
"I was like, 'I'm not gay,'" Billie said. "For him to not know the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation is really frustrating for me."
"And to be honest," she continued, "when I first joined the show, GLAAD and I asked for them all to do a media training, and not one person accepted the offer. It just shows that clearly he needs some education."
Last month, Billie announced she'd be quitting the Bravo series, citing bullying as the main reason.
"The bullying on and off-camera brought my deep insecurities to the surface," she wrote in her blog. "The reflection of fear and anger led me back to depression and suicidal thoughts. I honestly thought I was finished with this type of bullying after high school and college but once again I found myself 34, depressed, and fantasizing about taking my own life."
Billie claimed several of her SUR coworkers went out of their way to exclude her from shared experiences. She even said one person went so far as to try and have her fired "because he didn't feel comfortable working with me."
According to Billie, the unnamed man said, "I'm not gonna lose all I have worked hard for for something stupid I may say or do to offend her. Are we all supposed to tiptoe around her because she's trans?"
Summing up her take on the man's reaction to her presence, Billie wrote, "Like most men during the #MeToo movement he was so afraid of saying the wrong thing that he just wanted me gone."
Got a story or a tip for us? Email TooFab editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.