Setting the record straight?
Kristen Doute claims that she and Stassi Schroeder “weren’t” fired from Vanderpump Rules after their racially insensitive actions resurfaced in June.
On Thursday, Stassi gave her first interview since exiting Pump Rules. While appearing on The Tamron Hall Show, Stassi opened up about how she is learning from her past mistakes and handling the consequences of her actions.
Hours after the sitdown, Kristen took to social media to clear the air on some confusion surrounding her and Stassi’s exit from VPR.
However, Kristen insists that’s not what happened at all.
“The police were not called,” Kristen insisted.
“There was never a police report, the police never had her name, so she was never in harm’s way,” Kristen explained in an Instagram comment on Thursday. “I understand me speaking up about this is going to create major backlash, but I’m tired of the rumors. Neither [me or Stassi] are racist and have absolutely no hate.”
Kristen went on to say that the call took place while filming for VPR, but the storyline “didn’t air.”
“I called a tip hotline. At the time, I was told by multiple people that it was [Faith] and that she had a history,” Kristen wrote. “That I’ve admitted and have publicly and privately apologized. I should have stayed out of it … I’m very grateful for those who want us to listen, learn, and grow.”
Shortly after Faith’s claims came to light, Stassi and Kristen both issued public apologizes. However, it was too little too late for Bravo, who announced that they had cut ties with both reality stars. VPR newbies Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens were also let go for their past racist tweets, which had resurfaced in January 2020.
Now, Kristen claims that she and Stassi were not fired. Instead, she claims Bravo chose not to renew their contracts.
“We weren’t fired,” she wrote on Thursday. “They chose not to renew our contracts. That was their decision to make.”
Meanwhile, Kristen’s boyfriend, Alex Menache, defended her and Stassi on Instagram and asked for everyone to see things from their point of view.
“For those of you who will twist every word Kristen and Stassi say against them, I pose a simple question,” he replied. “Is it possible to 1) admit your faults, grow, change and be an ally AND AT THE SAME TIME 2) correct falsities and explain motive? Or is it simply impossible to do both?”
It’s unclear if Bravo will renew Vanderpump Rules for season 9.
Thoughts on Kristen’s comments? Are you surprised that Faith drama was initally a storyline on VPR? Sound off below!
Source: Us Weekly