Nearly two years after she and Kristen Doute were booted by Bravo, along with Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni, due to past racism, Stassi suggested that other members of the show were just as guilty — and noted that she and Kristen could have taken more people down with them as they exited the network.
“Everyone was pretty supportive,” Stassi said. “I mean the cast members I’m friends with, everyone was there,” Stassi explained on the May 23 episode of the Skinny Confidential Him and Her podcast, via Heavy. “They witnessed… Lots of other people were a part of what went down.”
According to Stassi, she and Kristen weren’t the only ones involved in the incident that is believed to have gotten her fired, which involved reporting their former cast member, Faith Stowers, for crimes she didn’t commit.
“There were more people involved in ‘the incident’ that I was fired for. … And Kristen and I, obviously we were not gonna take people down with us. So we were like ‘Lucky you guys, those of you who didn’t get called out for this,’” she recalled. “So everyone was pretty kind because I think they were feeling lucky that they didn’t, that they still had a job.”
Months after Stassi and Kristen were accused of recklessly putting Faith in harm’s way, Jax Taylor and wife Brittany Cartwright confirmed they too would be missing from season nine. However, despite rumors suggesting he was fired for potential racism and even homophobia, Jax insisted it was his decision to exit the show.
In Stassi’s recently-released book, Off With My Head: The Definitive Basic B*** Handbook to Surviving Rock Bottom, Stassi explained her actions against Faith, saying that they had nothing to do with race but were rather a reaction to Faith hooking up with Jax amid his relationship with Brittany.
Also in the book, Stassi said her producers fought for her and Kristen to remain on the show but to no avail.
“They’d been around when the original call to the tip line happened,” Stassi explained, noting that producers “pleaded with Bravo” and said “our behavior was encouraged by being on Vanderpump Rules.”
“I mean, this is the sh-t Vanderpump Rules is about — exposing people, calling them out,” she added.
Bravo recently renewed Vanderpump Rules for a 10th season.