‘Vanderpump Rules’ alum Faith Stowers is fundraising to sue Stassi Schroeder
Reality TV personality Faith Stowers has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help fund her lawsuit against her former “Vanderpump Rules” co-star Stassi Schroeder. Stowers claims that Schroeder made “terrible,” “non-factual,” and “ignorant” accusations against her in her book, “Off with My Head: The Definitive Basic B*tch Handbook to Surviving Rock Bottom,” which was published in April 2022 after Schroeder was fired from the show for calling the police on Stowers, the show’s only black cast member, in 2018. Stowers claims that Schroeder and her co-star Kristen Doute “publicly targeted” and “mercilessly verbally attacked” her, using their “privilege and celebrity” to tear her down during a difficult time in her life and the country. Stowers is seeking $20,000 in funding to remove any mention of her in the book and ensure that all royalties and funds are given to charity or a family of her choice. She believes Schroeder is using her “privilege” to “ruin others” and “obtain financial profit.”
Faith Stowers has set up a fundraiser to help her sue former “Vanderpump Rules” castmate Stassi Schroeder.
In a GoFundMe page launched Sunday, Stowers claimed that Schroeder made more “terrible,” “non-factual” and “ignorant” claims about her in her April 2022 book, “Off with My Head: The Definitive Basic B*tch Handbook to Surviving Rock Bottom,” which the OG wrote after her infamous termination from the show.
Bravo fired Schroeder and Kristen Doute in June 2020 after they came under fire for calling the cops on Stowers, the series’ only black cast member, in 2018.
Schroeder, 34, and Doute, 40, have since explained that they had read an article about a black woman, whom they believed looked exactly like Stowers, committing robbery. So, as Schroeder claimed in an April 2022 interview, they “acted on gossip” and phoned the police.
According to Stowers, she was “racially” and “publicly targeted” and “mercilessly verbally attacked” by the pair. She also accused them of using “their privilege and celebrity” to “tear” her down at a “very sad time” in both her life and the country.
Stowers, 34, made sure to note that she has “since been vindicated” after being “wrongfully accused of horrendous crimes.”
Though both Schroeder and Doute have publicly apologized for their actions, Stowers feels the former took two steps back with her second publication.
“She continues to stand by her ignorant claims that are very harmful to me and my family,” Stowers claimed, adding that she is “seeking assistance” to the tune of $20,000 “to get this book removed.”
Stowers also said she plans to ensure that “all royalties/funds collected from this book be given to charity or assisting a family of choice.”
“Thank you for your support always. And thank you all for standing up against bullies and racial division,” she concluded her plea.
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Stowers told TheFantasyTimes on Tuesday, “Unfortunately, I believe Stassi hasn’t learned from her mistakes and is still alleging in her latest book that I have committed a felony. This is harmful to my career and to my family.”
Stowers clarified that she and her “amazing legal team” are hoping “to accomplish the removal of anything in [Schroeder’s] book” that mentions her in any capacity, “especially the blackmail allegation.”
Stowers believes Schroeder is using her “privilege” to not only “ruin others” but also “obtain financial profit.”
“It is diabolical,” she said. “Enough is enough.”
Reps for Schroeder did not immediately respond to our request for comment.