Stassi Schroeder is speaking out about the racially charged incident that led to her ‘Vanderpump Rules’ being scrapped two years ago.
Schroeder claimed in a new interview that more “Vanderpump Rules” co-stars were involved in the scandal, though only she and girlfriend Kristen Doute were fired from the Bravo show in 2020 because of it.
“I mean the cast members that I’m friends with, everyone was there, I mean they witnessed… A lot of other people were part of what happened,” said the 33-year-old reality star in “Skinny Confidential Him and Son” podcast Friday.
“There were more people involved in the ‘incident’ that I got fired for. … And Kristen and I, obviously, we weren’t going to take people with us. So we were like, ‘Lucky guys, those of you who didn’t get it called out for it,” she added. “So everyone was kind of nice because I think they felt lucky that they didn’t, to still have a job.”
The couple were fired by Bravo after receiving intense backlash for calling the police on Faith Stowers, the only black cast member to appear on 2018’s “Vanderpump Rules.”
In an April interview, Schroeder recalled seeing an article with a phone number and believing “in my soul” that the woman in the photo was Stowers, so they called the number.
“Kristen and I thought we did our due diligence…we acted on the gossip, and that was the problem. I didn’t see anything, I didn’t see Faith do anything, and that was it. is really… the biggest lesson. You can’t blame people for things you’ve never witnessed before,” she told “The Morning Toast” last month.
According to Schroeder, she contacted Stowers “the week after I lost all my jobs,” but he refused to talk to her and she respected his decision.
“I get it. I wouldn’t want to talk to myself either,” Schroeder said.
Schroeder lost a number of endorsements after the incident, including deals with shaving brand Billie and vitamin company Ritual. Grove Collaborative also released a statement at the time saying they had no active collaborations and no future partnerships planned with her.
Stowers opened up about the 2018 incident during an interview with “Floribama Shore” star Candace Rice. She recalled how Schroeder and Doute falsely accused her of getting arrested for a crime.
“There was this article on Daily Mail where there was an African-American woman. It was a weird photo, so she was very light-skinned and had these different weird tattoos. They featured her, and I guess that woman was robbing people,” Stowers said. “And they called the cops and said it was me. It’s like a true story. I heard that from Stassi in an interview.”
“Hey tweeties, doesn’t this ex #pumprules thief sound familiar? Someone put her on MTV and gave her a platform to [the] hurry. Didn’t want to go, but I’m going,” Doute wrote in a since-deleted post. Tweeter.
Jax Taylor also accused Stowers of stealing and ripping her on the show and off the air. He and his wife, Brittany Cartwright, left the show in 2020.
When Stowers was asked about her exit, she said she was proud of Bravo for removing unsuitable people from her network.
“I think what he did and what Stassi and Kristen did is not good for Bravo,” she told TMZ in December 2020. “I’m really proud of this network. It means a lot to everyone.”