Former Vanderpump Rules star Faith Stowers is coming back for more!
The former SURver was the victim of racist actions by former VPR stars Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, but apparently, they weren’t the only people who had it out for her.
In a season 4 scene, Lala Kent allegedly attacked Faith with a knife. The bit was cut from the show, so many never knew it happened.
Now, Faith plans to sue Lala over the incident.
If you’re a fan of Vanderpump Rules, you’ll remember the time when Jax Taylor cheated on Brittany Cartwright with Faith Stowers. All three were working at SUR at the time, and the drama set the tone for all of season 6. Everyone was shocked (and also not shocked at all) when Brittany forgave Jax for cheating on her, but it turns out Faith was harassed for her role in the scandal, which wasn’t really shown on screen.
During the summer of 2020, Faith went on Instagram Live to chat with Candace Rice from Floribama Shore about the harassment she received from Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute.
“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.
But that wasn’t enough to keep the two on the show.
Kristen and Stassi were fired by Bravo for their actions against Faith, but now Faith is coming back to say that wasn’t the only harassment she faced while working for Lisa Vanderpump.
Faith gave an exclusive statement to Screen Rant about a season 4 incident with Lala. She said she’s “in the beginning stages of legal action” against Lala.
“LaLa Kent pulled a knife on Faith while saying the words ‘I’ll cut a b*tch’ in the middle of a heated argument in SUR Restaurant during the filming of season 4 [of] Vanderpump Rules,” a friend told the outlet.
“The production company Evolution and Lisa Vanderpump discouraged Stowers from taking the necessary legal action,” Faith’s friend continued. “NBC Universal and the Bravo network did not allow the scene to air…in hopes of burying [the] consequences.”
Stassi previously confirmed that the attack happened on The B*tch Bible podcast.