In the past year or so, Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor has cleaned up his act and transformed from a lying, cheating boyfriend to a man who is preparing to tie the knot with his girlfriend, Brittany Cartwright. He has worked hard to repair his reputation, so when someone tries to go after him, he isn’t going to back down and take it.
Earlier this week Taylor told fans that someone has been attempting to slander his name and reputation.
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In the past 24 hours a certain individual who claims to have a team behind them has tried very hard to slander my name and reputation. They have gone out of their way to reach out to every company I’ve ever partnered with, my network, my management team and my family, claiming that i never served in the navy and i would be facing immeasurable repercussions for stolen valor. I typically don’t waste my time with trolls like these, but this person has gone too far without knowing or investigating the facts. THE FACTS: I served in the United States Navy in 1999 USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71stationed in Norfolk, VA. I attended school at Lackland Air Force in San Antonio, TX and Boot Camp in Great Lakes, Chicago IL. One tour: Kosovo My entire family, especially my father was extremely proud of me and i remember the tears in his eyes watching me at my graduation ceremony. How dare someone try to tarnish such an integral part of my life and spew such wrongful lies and accusations. I have not taken this lightly and consequences will be dealt with.
“They have gone out of their way to reach out to every company I’ve ever partnered with, my network, my management team, and my family, claiming that I never served in the navy and I would be facing immeasurable repercussions for stolen valor. I typically don’t waste my time with trolls like these, but this person has gone too far without knowing or investigating the facts,” wrote Taylor on Instagram.
According to All About TRH, Taylor decided to defend himself by revealing the truth about his military service, which is something he has never done during his time on reality TV. Taylor wrote that he served in the US Navy back in 1998 on the USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-7, which was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia.
He added that he went to school in San Antonio, Texas, at Lackland Air Force Base, and he also completed Boot Camp at Great Lakes, Chicago, Illinois.
Taylor also revealed that he did one tour in Kosovo.
The 39-year-old said that his entire family – especially his dad – was extremely proud of him for serving in the Navy, and he remembers the tears in his dad’s eyes when he graduated.
Taylor said that he is not taking this situation lightly, and there will be consequences for the person trying to “tarnish such an integral part” of his life. He also made it clear that he would be taking legal action.
Later, Jax Taylor revealed the identity of the woman who was trying to take him down and told fans to have some fun with it. He eventually deleted the post, but fans still got the chance to see a screenshot of a woman named Julia L’s Instagram account.
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