Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired from Vanderpump Rules by Bravo for making racist comments and racially profiling former co-star Faith Stowers when they accused her of a false crime to police.
Now, some two years on, Schroeder is offering new details to the story that ended her eight season run on the hit reality series.
In a new interview on the Skinny Confidential Him And Her podcast on Friday, Schroeder claimed that there were more Vanderpump Rules cast members involved in the incident, but she and Doute kept quiet about it.
New details: Stassi Schroeder, 33, claims more Vanderpump Rules cast members were involved in ‘the indent’ that led to her and Kristen Doute being fired from the reality show in June 2020
‘There were more people involved in “the incident” that I was fired for,’ the Louisiana native, 33, claimed.
‘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.”‘
Suggesting that she and Doute took the fall for others, Schroeder added, ‘So everyone was pretty kind because I think they were feeling lucky that they didn’t, that they still had a job.’
The scandal: In a new interview on the Skinny Confidential Him And Her podcast on Friday, Schroeder said she and Doute ‘were not gonna take people down with us’ and didn’t reveal any names after being fired from Vanderpump Rules
Schroeder and Doute reported their co-star Faith Stowers, who was the only Black cast member to have appeared on the Bravo series, to police in 2018, claiming she was the suspect they were seeking in an investigation.
It would take about two years for the story resurface, in early June of 2020, during an Instagram Live chat with Stowers.
Not long afterwards both ladies were axed by Bravo for theur ‘racially-insensitive actions.’
It was also unearthed that Schroeder had previously made offensive comments during an episode of her Straight Up With Stassi podcast in 2017, where she spoke about Black people and how they ask for special treatment in Hollywood.
As the backlash grew, Schroeder took to Instagram on June 7, 2020 to issue a public apology for her past ‘racially insensitive comments.’
She also stressed that it’s important she ‘continue to take accountability for what I have said and done, while pushing myself to do better.’
Schroeder reassured fans that she has grown significantly over the years and that she’s ‘filled with remorse and regret for the hurt’ she caused, including the hurt to Stowers.
Falsely accused: Shroeder and Doute reported their co-star Faith Stowers, who was the only Black cast member to have appeared on the Bravo series, to police in 2018 and falsely claimed she was the suspect they were seeking in an investigation
Controversy: The story of Doute and Schroeder reporting Stowers to police resurfaced in June 2020 during an Instagram Live chat with Stowers; Not long afterwards both ladies were axed by Bravo for taking ‘racially-insensitive actions’
When asked what it would take for her to return to reality television nearly two years after her firing, Schroeder confessed that she has thought about that question quite a bit.
‘I’ve had so many people ask me in my private life, and producers ask me; I’ve been asked a lot and I’ve had these conversations. And I think I’ve struggled with the fact that my answer is kind of like an, “I don’t know.”‘
The mother of one added, ‘But I’m allowed to still be figuring it out. I love my life so much right now, and I know how reality TV disrupts your life and it puts you in situations that you normally would not be in. And you kind of get put in this category, this lifestyle, that maybe you don’t want. But at the same time, I really enjoyed doing reality TV. It was fun.’
Schroeder then clarified her answer and added, ‘All I know is that I wouldn’t go back to reality television unless I was an executive producer,’ which would allow Schroeder the ability to control her own narrative much more on the show.
Her life now: Schroeder revealed she doesn’t know if she will return to reality television, but added that she won’t go back unless she’s an executive producer, which would allow her more control over her own narrative on the show
New lease on life: The Louisiana native starred on Vanderpump Rules for eight season by the time she was fired from the show in June 2020; since then she got married to Beau Clark and they welcomed a son Hartford the following year
While Schroeder believes those in power at Bravo made a ‘quick decision’ in their firing and that it was ‘not thought out’, she did reveal that she ‘understood’ their reasoning for the firings.
‘I don’t have any animosity towards whomever – Bravo or NBC Universal – because I do understand having to protect what you’ve have built,’ she said, in a reference to the companies having to protect their brand and image.
Since leaving Vanderpump Rules, Schroeder married Beau Clark in a small backyard ceremony in September 2020, and they welcomed their first child together: a son they named Hartford, who was born in January 2021.
Just last month, the couple decided to exchange their vows again and got married in Rome, Italy, which documented by Us Weekly. The celebration was said to be more in line to the celebration that they had in mind before the COVID-19 pandemic postponed their plans in 2020.