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Billie Lee Admits She Was Fired From ‘Vanderpump Rules’ And Claims She Was ‘Silenced’ And ‘Gaslighted’ By Lisa Vanderpump After Questioning The Show’s Lack Of Diversity; Says “I Tried To Publicly Talk About It But I Was Silenced”

Billie Lee is sharing more details about her filming experience on Vanderpump Rules. Billie, who announced her departure from the show in July 2019, revealed on a recent episode of the “I Feel Tried” podcast, that she was actually fired from the Bravo hit reality series.

“People were trying to get on camera, people wanted to be famous. And like, all I wanted to do was give a voice to the trans community,” she explained on Wednesday, June 24, according to Us Weekly. “I was actually dismissed. I publicly came out and said that I left … but what happened was toward the end of the seventh season, I was told that Jax [Taylor] and them did not want to film with me.”

Lee claimed that she “constantly felt discriminated against” by a few of her costars who urged her to leave the cast. Before being let go, Billie claimed that the network told her they were hoping to “go in a different direction” with their featured players. Lee admitted the decision left her “appalled and disappointed” after having stressed a need for more diversity on the series.

“During my reunion, I publicly posted that there was no minority on stage with me, none of my cast members were of color or LGBTQ,” she explained. “For me to be silenced and talked over and gaslighted by Lisa was just really, really sad. … I tried to publicly talk about it but I was silenced. Lisa personally called me and said that, you know, she made my career and she could easily take it away.”

After Bravo announced that they cut ties with Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni over their past racist actions, Billie shared on social media that she thinks the network should also fire Jax Taylor.

“@BravoTV what about Jax Taylor? He refused to film with me because I was trans and called him out on his white cis privilege. Stop celebrating his disgusting actions. #canceljaxtaylor,” she tweeted on June 9.

During her appearance on “I Feel Tried” podcast, Billie revealed that Taylor spread a rumor about her and Tom Sandoval. “When Jax was refusing to film with me, he also made up a rumor that I was — that Tom [Sandoval] and I were having an affair,” she said on Wednesday. “Tom and I have a great connection, he literally reminds me of a best friend I went to high school with or something. But there’s nothing sexual there. … It was just a way of turning people against me.”

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