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Kristen Doute And Stassi Schroeder Apologize To Former Vanderpump Rules Co-Star Faith Stowers Over Their Past ‘Racially Insensitive Comments’ — Read Their Official Statements Here!

Kristen Doute and Stassi Schroeder broke their silence on Sunday, June 7, over former Vanderpump Rules co-star Faith Stowers‘ claims they were racist and called the police on her for an alleged robbery.

“I’ve been taking some time to really process what I’ve been seeing, feeling and learning. And I need to address something specifically that happened a few years ago with my former castmate, Faith Stowers,” Doute, 37, wrote in an Instagram post. “Although, my actions were not racially driven, I am now completely aware of how my privilege blinded me from the reality of law enforcement’s treatment of the black community, and how dangerous my actions could have been to her. It was never my intention to add to the injustice and imbalance. I’m ashamed, embarrassed, and incredibly sorry. I will do better. I have to do better.”

Schroeder also posted a statement on Instagram on Sunday.

“Racially insensitive comments from my past have resurfaced,” she wrote in a post. “It is important that I continue to take accountability for what I have said and done, while pushing myself to do better. I have grown significantly from the person I was then, and I am still filled with remorse and regret for the hurt I caused.”

“I am grateful for the people in my life that continue to check me and push me to evolve into a more educated person,” she continued. “I also want to address my former castmate, Faith Stowers. My emotions over something that happened between our friends outweighed my logic, and there is no excuse for that. I did not recognize then the serious ramifications that could have transpired because of my actions. What I did to Faith was wrong. I apologize and I do not expect forgiveness. I am also sorry to anyone else that feels disappointed in me. I am going to continue to look closer at myself and my actions – to take the time to listen, to learn, and to take accountability for my own privilege.”

A day prior to Stassi releasing her statement, she took to Instagram Stories to address the controversial topic.

“I am not posting a new episode of my podcast this week – instead I am creating space, taking a step back to listen and continue to learn,” she wrote, adding ‘Black Lives Matters’ emoji art.

She continued, “Check out a few of the black-owned businesses I am supporting and will continue to support:”

The news comes after Stowers recalled on a recent Instagram Live with Floribama Shore’s Candace Rice, according to Us Weekly when Stassi and Kristen Doute made shocking accusations against her in 2018.

“[What] made me really want to run for the hills, when Kristen and Stassi decided they were going to call the cops on me,” Stowers told Rice, noting that she was “invited” back to the series to tell her side of the story, but declined after hearing Schroeder on The Bitch Bible podcast. “There was this article on Daily Mail where there was an African American lady. It was a weird photo, so she looked very light-skinned and had these different, weird tattoos. They showcased her, and I guess this woman was robbing people. And they called the cops and said it was me. This is like, a true story. I heard this from actually Stassi during an interview.”

She added: “It was just funny, because they thought it was me because it was a black woman with a weave. So they just assumed it would be me, and they called the cops on me.”

According to Reality Tea, Schroeder discussed how she and Doute had called the police to report Stowers in an April 2018 interview on The Bitch Bible podcast. The episode has since been taken down.

Schroeder explained in the now-deleted episode that she and Doute thought Stowers’ hair and tattoos were similar to the woman’s in the security footage of the robbery.

Around that same time, Doute tweeted a link to a report about the unidentified woman, who was accused of meeting men at a nightclub and then allegedly drugging and robbing them after going home with them.

Stowers detailed her experience as the only black cast member on Vanderpump Rules in her conversation with Rice. “I didn’t have [any confessional interviews],” she said. “It could be different on their end, but in my opinion, I thought it was weird that everybody on the show got to do interviews and confessionals and I didn’t even get a chance to do that, to tell my story. Which was a very interesting story, being a black woman in the military at the time. At the time I was still in the army. … I didn’t feel like they appreciated that.”

Schroeder lost endorsements this week after Stowers recalled the 2018 incident. Shaving brand Billie and vitamin company Ritual confirmed they had ended their partnerships with Schroeder.

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