Stassi And Kristen Have Reportedly Hired A Crisis Management Team

Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute have reportedly hired a crisis management team to help navigate their careers after getting fired from Vanderpump Rules and losing some lucrative sponsorships due to past racist behavior, per Deadline. Although they apologized to Faith Stowers for calling the cops on her while she was a cast member, this is the first time the duo has spoken out about being dumped by Bravo.

Their new rep, Steve Honig, said in a statement to the media (via Deadline), "Stassi and Kristen acknowledged what they did was wrong, have apologized and been punished. Without casting aside their actions or the impact of those actions, they want to move forward as part of the solution in ways that are productive, meaningful and sincere. Both of them recognize actions speak louder than words and that is what will guide them as they move forward."

Stassi and Kristen were on the outs last time fans saw them on the Vanderpump Rules Season 8 reunion, but it looks like their past misdeeds have reunited them — at least under the same PR team. 

Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute are facing consequences for their actions

You can't blame Kristen Doute and Stassi Shroeder for trying to salvage their personal brands, but it's definitely going to take more work than a blanket statement or a plea for forgiveness from Stassi's brother. Their lives have changed drastically since former Vanderpump Rules castmate Faith Stowers recounted how awful of an experience it was to film the hit Bravo series as the only black woman on the cast on an Instagram Live chat with Candace Renee Rice. While she also called out the entire cast for racist microaggressions while filming, Faith told a harrowing story about a time when Stassi and Kristen called the police on her for a crime she did not commit, per E! News

After seeing a picture of a black woman who was robbing men (who looks nothing like Faith, for what it's worth) in the newspaper, Kristen and Stassi called the police and claimed it was Faith. Luckily, it was not Faith and the police handled it accordingly, but it could have gone very differently. Not only did they call the cops on Faith, but they bragged about it, too. Stassi shared the story on the Bitch Bible podcast in 2018, per Cosmopolitan; Kristen left her original tweet, per People, alleging that Faith was a thief up until just after the pair was dropped by Bravo.

Faith Stowers says Bravo still has work to do

In addition to being dropped by Bravo for calling the cops on Faith Stowers in 2018, Stassi Schroeder also lost a handful of business deals, including her partnerships with Ritual and Billie. Several providers have also stopped carrying her popular podcast, too, per Screen Rant. Faith, for her part, says that she feels vindicated, per Peoplebut also hopes that the two women — as well as Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni, who were also fired for past racist tweets — will learn from this experience.

Faith said, "When they do realize the power that they have, I want them to utilize it for good. They shouldn't be shunned for what they did, that won't help them. I want them to listen and learn. Maybe we will see good things from Stassi and Kristen down the road."

Still, Faith says that there is a lot of work to do. For one, she claims that Brittany Cartwright called her hair "nappy" and that Jax Taylor, who she reportedly had an affair with while he was with Brittany, should also be reprimanded. "It's not fair to have Stassi and Kristen removed from the show when Jax continues to just get a slap on the wrist," she said. Another former castmate, Billie Lee, tweeted about Jax, "He refused to film with me because I was trans and called him out on his white cis privilege." Jax also falsely tweeted that Faith should go to jail. 

Lisa Vanderpump stands by the decision to fire Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute

Despite there still being room for improvement, Faith Stowers feels that Bravo firing Kristen Doute and Stassi Schroeder for their racist behavior is a step in the right direction. She told People that she brought the story up two years ago and felt she "wasn't being heard, and now I'm being heard." Faith added, "I feel like Bravo and Lisa [Vanderpump] have also let me know that they're in support of me by making sure consequences came with those actions."

For her part, Lisa Vanderpump, who is an executive producer on the show, issued a statement after the firings. She said on Instagram, "I love and adore our employees and I am deeply saddened by some of the lack of judgment that has been displayed. As many of you know, after watching me for 10 years, I have always been an equal rights activist and ally – my family, my businesses and I condemn all forms of cruelty, racism, homophobia, bigotry and unequal treatment."

Hopefully everyone in the cast will learn from this experience and be able to move on.