Stassi Schroeder may not have been able to actively participate in the recent ‘Scandoval’ storyline like she wanted to on Vanderpump Rules, but the fired Bravo star is now involved in some (former) cast drama of her own.
This week, former ‘VPR’ cast member Faith Stowers organized a GoFundMe titled “With Legal Fees For Justice Against Stassi,” in which she explained why she is crowdfunding $20,000 in order to take legal action against her former co-star.
As The Ashley previously told you, Stassi and Kristen Doute got fired from Bravo in June 2020 for calling the police on Faith for crimes Faith did not commit. Stassi and Kristen recounted the incident during a 2018 episode of The Bitch Bible podcast, but the story resurfaced in 2020 after Faith blasted Stassi and Kristen in an online interview with Floribama Shore star Candace Rice. Stassi and Kristen were fired from ‘VPR’ just two weeks later.
In the description of her online fundraiser, Faith explains that during her time on ‘VPR,’ she was “publicly targeted and mercilessly verbally attacked” by Stassi and Kristen.
“ … These two women used their privilege and celebrity to try and tear me down at [a] very sad time in my life and the country,” she continued. “During that time I was also racially targeted and wrongfully accused of horrendous crimes that I have since been vindicated from.”
(In addition to playing detective and falsely connecting Faith to an unsolved crime in LA in which the suspect had drugged two people and stolen more than $300,000 in money and jewelry, Stassi claimed that Faith was homeless during the filming of ‘VPR’ and that Faith had stolen cast member Jax Taylor‘s car and gone AWOL during her time in the military, all things Faith did not do.)
According to Faith, she has received and accepted an apology from Kristen; however, she hints that she’s still not received a formal apology from Stassi, who instead, went on to pen a best-selling book in which she “made more terrible non-factual claims” about Faith.
Faith spoke out last year against Stassi’s second book, Off With My Head: The Definitive Basic B*tch Handbook to Surviving Rock Bottom, accusing Stassi of using “white privilege” to make money. (Stassi’s book covers the period of time right after she was fired from ‘VPR’ for her actions against Faith.)
In the book, Stassi claims she “sensationalized” the story back in 2018 and admitted her actions were “absolutely motivated” by her co-star and ex-boyfriend Jax cheating on his now-wife, Brittany Cartwright, with Faith.
Faith claims that because Stassi “continues to stand by her ignorant claims that are very harmful to me and my family,” she is choosing to
Send it to Darrell take legal action. She also aims to have Stassi’s book removed from retailers.
“I’m seeking assistance with my legal team to get this book removed and all royalties/funds collected from this book be given to charity or assisting a family of choice,” Faith wrote on her fundraiser page.
Faith ended her GoFundMe message by thanking fans for “standing up against bullies and racial diversion.”
Currently, Faith’s GoFundMe has yet to crack $1,000 of its $20,000 goal, but as of press time had already garnered 40 donations.
In a comment made to Us Weekly, Faith stated that what Stassi said about her in the new book has hurt her again.
“I believe Stassi hasn’t learned from her mistakes and is still alleging in her book that I have committed a felony,” Faith said. “This is harmful to my career and to my family. Enough is enough. I found an amazing legal team and we are seeking assistance from supporters that also stand against bullying and racial divide to once and for all end this matter.”
Stassi has yet to comment on the online fundraiser.
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