He went on to further clarify his side of the matter, starting with how he became business partners with Taylor in the first place: through a mutual friend, and Just Add X’s CEO, James Kirtley.
According to Bass, when he and James were in the beginning stages of building what would become Just Add X, they realized, “Wow, like on the show, Jax is looking great. Like, he looks reformed,” Bass said.
He continued, “And all that past stuff of cheating and all that, you know, he’s got a great fiancée now. They’re getting married. He’s so pleasant to be around. Zero drama. Like, nothing. He changed. He turned his life around. And we all saw it, we all watched it, you know, on television.”
Bass said James later approached Taylor, telling him, “This is now your opportunity to show that you’ve grown up. Take responsibility. You’re an adult. Now you need to show the world that you can have your own company and you’re looking for the future.”
“So, you know, I was happy to back him and believe in him I always want the best things for him,” Bass explained. “But then, this season started airing, and he reverted back to the same crap that he was spewing.”