Too little too late.
Faith Stowers, who appeared on the June 12 episode of So Bad It’s Good with Ryan Bailey, is revealing why she declined to speak with Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute following their public apologies.
The former SURver is also clarifying some of her recent comments about Lisa Vanderpump.
While Faith insists she forgave Stassi and Kristen years ago after they tried to get her arrested for crimes she didn’t commit as revenge for sleeping with Jax Taylor; she still feels they still don’t understand how their false claims could have affected her life.
“Stassi and Kristen are very smart human beings. So I’m like, ‘You know about police brutality. And I know you knew the situation you put me in when you did.’ That’s what really angered me the most… Because I think about what could have happened to me that night,” Faith explained.
Faith feels that Stassi has held racist views for years. She also thinks Stassi has a bad case of white privilege and isn’t used to hearing “no” or being held accountable for her bad behavior.
“She has the same opinion about people of color since… for years before me. Racism is a learned behavior. That’s why it is so important to weed it out now,” Faith said.
“[Stassi] won’t even publicly show [her] face to apologize,” Faith added, insisting that Stassi instead had her younger brother do her dirty work. “Why would you put his face out there when you wouldn’t even show your face?”
Faith also doesn’t believe that Stassi and Kristen’s apologies were sincere – at all.
“I think it was very uniform, and I think they almost [posted] within seconds of each other… I need to thank their team for that apology,” Faith explained.
According to Faith, Kristen later reached out to her via DM. As for Stassi, Faith says she hasn’t reached out to her privately “at all.”
She also feels Kristen only reached out to her after receiving pressure from fans.
“You can’t really change if somebody has to tell you or force you to do it. I just didn’t feel the sincerity, so I decided not to respond,” Faith said.
The former Vanderpump Rules star also talked to Page Six about why she feels Kristen and Stassi’s apologies weren’t enough.
“After a lot of pressure from their supporters and ‘Vanderpump’ supporters, they decided to DM me. And when I say they, I don’t mean Stassi. I mean Kristen Doute, and I believe her name is Jackie Schimmel, who runs ‘Bitch Bible’ podcast [where Schroeder bragged about calling the police on Stowers],” she said. “They reached out through DMs. But like I said, that was after people were just like, ‘No. You guys can’t do a statement. You guys gotta reach out personally’ and that’s when they did. For me, it’s a step, but I feel like, what I said, it’s not going to take one or two days. The things that they were doing, they’re going to have to take time for themselves and grow. And so as far as Stassi goes, no. She never reached out to me personally. I believe Kristen and Stassi’s statements came out like within minutes of each other —seconds — and they were really uniform. So I think I should be thanking their publicist or their team because it was very similar.”
“I’ve hurt people before, and I’ve tried to apologize to them,” she continued. “Some people did not receive me, but I think that the people that did, they know me, they know I’m very sincere, and I would try to get on a phone call with them. I would try to speak to them in person and let them know, ‘Listen. I’m sorry for what I did to you. I apologize for what I did to you and how I made you feel, and if you don’t mind, please tell me what you had to go through, so I know how I hurt you.’ And that what this all is about. Even a movement is people educating themselves on what we had to really go through as black people. Only then can you understand why this fight needs to happen because it’s out there, what we have to go through, and I don’t think Kristen and Stassi even know what I went through.”
She also reiterated that she “forgave them two years ago” when the incident first happened.
“I already forgave, forgiven them because as a Christian, that’s what I’m taught to do,” she explained. “My parents taught me to forgive people. But as far as knowing the difference for forgiving somebody and giving them time to grow, that’s two different things. I know for a fact they need to grow on their own. So I forgive you, but you have to do the work to show the world and everyone else that you’re ready to be the face of anything. So, yeah, I wish them luck on their journey with that.”
Meanwhile, Faith is now clarifying some comments she recently made about LVP.
While appearing on an Instagram Live with Floribama Shore star Candace Rice, Faith said that when she was initially hired on Pump Rules, Lisa “was like ‘I want you to put them in their place, kind of give them this Nene Leakes kind of attitude.’”
However, now Faith says Lisa never mention NeNe by name. Instead, Faith says she interpreted that’s what Lisa meant.
“When she told me to put people in their place, I took that as being a Nene Leakes character. And I cleared that up with Nene too, because I know Nene asked me about that,” Faith revealed. “[Lisa] didn’t say like, [for] me [to] act like Nene. I took that as… She’s the only black woman, I feel like, in the Bravo universe that was putting people in their place.”
Faith says NeNe was shocked when she caught wind of the rumor, which is when she reached out to Faith directly.
“She was like, ‘What the hell?’” Faith recalled.
As for LVP’s much-criticized statement, Faith says she is happy to see that Lisa agrees that every action has a consequence. However, she was sad Lisa didn’t mention her in the statement.
“It was unfortunate that it wasn’t personally to me. It kind of hurt,” Faith admitted.
Part 3 of theVanderpump Rules season 8 reunion airs on June 16 at 9 p.m.