VANDERPUMP Rules’ Billie Lee claimed her co-star, Jax Taylor, was “usually on drugs” while filming the Bravo show.
The reality star dropped the bombshell months after her on-screen nemesis was fired by Bravo for a history of “racist” behavior.
Billie – who was the first transgender cast member to be added to Vanderpump Rules – made the explosive allegations during a podcast with 2 Servings of Fruit obtained by Radar.
While opening up about her experience working on the show, Billie called the work environment “toxic.”
“They had their own cliques. They had their own groups. It was very catty,” she said of her co-stars.
She then singled out Jax, 41, whom she accused of being “very difficult to work with.”
The TV personality then alleged he was “usually on drugs” while filming which led to him often being “agitated and angry.”
“They would dance around that behavior,” she stated of producers allegedly not condoning the behavior.
Billie also explained that she would turn to substances to cop with the nerves of filming.
She added that “drinking a lot” during production led to her having “suicidal thoughts.”
“I would just lay in bed all day long and just daydream about how I would end my life,” she confessed.
The pair have clashed since Billie, 36, tweeted at the network last year: “What about Jax Taylor?” following the firing of Stassi Schroeder, 31, and Kristen Doute, 37, for accusations of past racist behavior.
“He refused to film with me because I was trans and called him out on his white cis privilege,” she claimed.
“Stop celebrating his disgusting actions,” she fired off along with a “cancel Jax Taylor” hashtag.
Production insiders have revealed that Jax and Billie did film certain scenes together throughout their time on the show.
In August 2019, Billie told In Touch that when she first joined season six of Vanderpump Rules, the cast told her not to talk to Jax.
“When it comes to Jax, there were some things that I overheard him say off-camera that I thought was very alarming,” she said to the magazine.
In December, Bravo announced Jax and wife, Brittany, would not return to the West Hollywood-based reality show.
The Bravolebrity was accused of “racist and transphobic” comments as fans quickly called for his firing – with even pal Lance Bass agreeing he should be off the show.
Over the Summer, Bravo fired Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute for their “racist” past behavior.
Faith Stowers accused her former costars Stassi and Kristen of reporting her to the police for a crime she did not commit in 2018.
Jax had also tweeted of Faith: “She’s wanted by the police for grand theft auto and ‘awol’ from military, bad idea to be on a reality show dude. Someone’s going to jail.”
His firing comes as the star owes over $1.2MILLION in both state and federal taxes, according to documents exclusively obtained by The Sun.
According to the court records obtained by The Sun, Jax, 41, currently owes the IRS $868,035.
In a separate document obtained by The Sun, the Michigan native is shown owing the California Franchise Tax Board over $316,571 for the period of 2018-2019.
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