The dust hasn’t even settled on Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute‘s firings from Vanderpump Rules, but the former reality stars are already trying to move on from the drama.
Although they were fired from their PR teams, Stassi and Kristen have hired a new firm to help recover what might be left of their career.
If you’ve been following the updates, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired, along with two other Vanderpump Rules cast members, for racist comments and actions.
Last week, their former co-worker Faith Stowers went on Instagram Live to chat with Candace Rice from Floribama Shore about the harassment she received from Stassi and Kristen.
“There was this article on Daily Mail where there was an African American lady. It was a weird photo, so she looked very light-skinned and had these different, weird tattoos. They showcased her, and I guess this woman was robbing people,” Faith recalled. “And they called the cops and said it was me. This is like, a true story. I heard this from actually Stassi during an interview.”
According to People, Stassi confirmed that she had called the cops on Faith in a 2018 interview. Kristen then tweeted a link to the story, writing, “hey tweeties, doesn’t this ex #pumprules thief look familiar? someone put her on mtv & gave her a platform for press. I didn’t wanna go there but I’m going there.”
Thankfully, Faith said their ploy didn’t work. “It was just funny, because [Schroeder and Doute] thought it was me because it was a Black woman with a weave,” she said. “So they just assumed it would be me, and they called the cops on me. It didn’t work, so they were upset about that.”
Stassi and Kristen then issued written apologies, addressing what they had done in the past.
Racially insensitive comments from my past have resurfaced. It is important that I continue to take accountability for what I have said and done, while pushing myself to do better. I have grown significantly from the person I was then, and I am still filled with remorse and regret for the hurt I caused. I am grateful for the people in my life that continue to check me and push me to evolve into a more educated person. I also what to address my former castmate, Faith Stowers. My emotions over something that happened between out friends outweighed my logic, and there is no excuse for that. I did not recognize then the serious ramifications that could have transpired because of my actions. What I did to Faith was wrong. I apologize and I do not expect forgiveness. I am also sorry to anyone else that feels disappointed in me. I am going to continue to look closer at myself and my actions—to take the time to listen, learn, and to take accountability for my own privilege.
And Kristen’s read:
I have been taking some time to really process what I’ve been seeing, feeling and learning. And I need to address something specifically that happened a few years ago with my former castmate, Faith Stowers. Although, my actions were not racially driven, I am now completely aware of how my privilege blinded me from the reality of law enforcement’s treatment of the black community, and how dangerous my actions could have been to her. It was never my intention to add to the injustice and imbalance. I’m ashamed, embarrassed, and incredibly sorry. I will do better. I have to do better.