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The Flipping Out dad is suing Jeff for $125,000, according to court documents obtained by The Blast. The lawsuit accuses Jeff of breach of oral contract that the two had allegedly reached in December 2018.
“Plaintiff is monetarily at a loss for $125,000 because Defendant is not recognizing the oral agreement between the two parties and failed to repay Plaintiff the money owed," the suit reads.
In the lawsuit, Gage claims that Jeff asked him to sell a vehicle that he owned debt free back to the dealership in an effort to secure liquidity and "then loaned" $125,000 to Jeff in order to help finance "real estate projects and his business" in 2016. Jeff was to pay interest on the loan.
Jeff allegedly paid Gage $50,000, but then he asked for another $50,000, which Gage agreed to. Jeff paid off another $25,000 in December 2019, according to the lawsuit.
Gage said that Jeff asked for a payment plan in February 2019. They worked out a schedule, but Jeff allegedly didn't make any payments, The Blast reports.
Gage is suing Jeff for $125,000 in damages.
Jeff and Gage, who broke up in January 2019 after 10 years together, are also currently involved in a contentious custody battle over their 3-year-old daughter, Monroe. Gage served Jeff with court documents requesting legal support, equal shared custody of Monroe, and a request to change their daughter's legal name from Monroe Christine Lewis to Monroe Christine Edward Lewis in February 2020, Jeff revealed on his SiriusXM radio show Jeff Lewis Live last month.
"It is 10 pages of mistruths, exaggerations, mischaracterizations. It doesn't make me angry; it just hurts my feelings because I feel like, 'Wow, I took care of you for 10 years.' I think we had a really good, strong relationship, loving relationship, partnership for seven years. And then to just write all those terrible, hurtful lies," Jeff said of the request for order. "I didn't get angry; I actually feel compassion for him because he's got to be desperate to rewrite history like that. He's certainly angry."
When reached for comment by PEOPLE last month, Gage said of the custody lawsuit, “I cannot comment on pending litigation.”
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