The Truth About Stassi Schroeder And Faith Stowers' Relationship

Former Vanderpump Rules cast member Faith Stowers spoke out about racist treatment she experienced while filming the Bravo show, including a time when Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute called the police on her for a crime she did not commit. Since Faith opened up about the "all-white" experience, some brands have broken ties with Stassi, who issued an apology to Faith about the way she treated her. (Kristen has also since apologized.) So, what really happened between Faith and Stassi? 

Faith, who was on Season 4 and 6, is notably the only black cast member the show has ever had. In fact, she's the only person of color that's starred on the show period, aside from recurring character Tina McDowelle in Seasons 1 and 2, as pointed out by Us Weekly.

On the series, Faith made a name for herself by sleeping with Jax Taylor while he was dating Brittany Cartwright and recording him saying terrible things about his now-wife, but it turns out that behind the scenes, things were even more dramatic and traumatizing for Faith. She revealed in an Instagram Live interview in early June 2020 that the women verbally abused her after she slept with serial cheater Jax, calling her names and saying her hair was "nappy," per People. Things escalated when Stassi and Kristen put Faith's life in danger by calling the cops and alleging that Faith was drugging men and stealing from them.  

Faith Stowers says Stassi Schroeder called the cops on her

In June 2020, Faith Stowers — a military vet who's also starred on MTV's The Challenge and Ex On The Beach — explained why she left Vanderpump Rules in an Instagram Live interview with Floribama Shore's Candace Renee Rice. Faith said, per Cosmopolitan,"I believe it hit the ceiling for me, and made me really want to run for the hills, when Kristen [Doute] and Stassi [Schroeder] decided they were going to call the cops on me. This is when I quit." 

Faith explained, "There was this article in the 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. I guess this woman was robbing people. 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." Faith added that it was "funny" because the woman didn't look like her, but she was black and had a weave, which was good enough for Stassi and Kristen. 

Stassi did recount this story on the podcast Bitch Bible saying that her and Kristen felt like they "solved a f-ing crime," per People. Kristen also tweeted the story in 2018, insinuating that it was indeed Faith. At the time of reporting, Kristen's tweet remains up. Fans were outraged when they heard Faith's story and demanded that Stassi and Kristen face consequences. 

Brands have dropped Stassi Schroeder after the situation resurfaced

Fans were outraged by Faith Stowers' story about Kristen Doute and Stassi Schroeder being racist towards her when she was on Vanderpump Rules and amplified her story on social media.

In response (per Page Six), Billie, Ritual, and Secret deodorant have cut ties with Stassi. Ritual told the outlet in a statement, "We were not aware of her actions and realize that is unacceptable and part of our responsibility. We have ended our partnership with Stassi, and we are committed to doing more thorough diligence on all our brand partners going forward." Page Six also learned that Stassi's bridal-themed column with Glamour was also being put on hold in light of Faith's story. 

On social media, the two stars have been supportive of the Black Lives Matter protests that swept the country in late May and early June 2020 and claim that they regret their past actions. Stassi and Kristen have both issued apologies, but based on brands already cutting ties, it might be too little, too late.

Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute apologized to Faith Stowers

On Instagram, Stassi Schroeder wrote an apology to Faith Stowers and Vanderpump Rules fans, saying, "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." She added, "My emotions over something that happened between our 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." 

Kristen Doute also apologized for calling the police on Faith. "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 would have been to her," she said. "It never was 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."

So far, Faith has not responded to their apologies or spoken further about the incident. Hopefully Stassi and Kristen at least make good on their promise to learn from their mistakes.