'Vanderpump Rules' Bosses Sued by Faith Stowers for Racism and Hostile Workplace

Bravo and NBCUniversal are facing a lawsuit filed by 'Vanderpump' alum who claims she faced racism, sexual harassment, and physical assault on the show.

AceShowbiz - Former "Vanderpump Rules" star Faith Stowers has filed a lawsuit against Bravo and NBCUniversal, alleging discrimination, hostile work environment, wrongful termination, and more.

Stowers, represented by Mark Geragos and Bryan Freedman, claims that she was subjected to "racist harassment and retaliation" during her time on the show, which aired for 51 episodes. The lawsuit alleges that Stowers was the only black cast member and was hired to "add more color to the cast."

According to the lawsuit, Stowers faced racism, sexual harassment, and physical assault in her first season. Despite reporting this behavior to producers, she was allegedly warned to stay quiet and was later demoted to an unpaid "volunteer."

The lawsuit also alleges that after the murder of George Floyd, Bravo belatedly terminated several cast members for behavior it had known about, but never reached out to Stowers herself. Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were subsequently fired over accusations against Stowers.

The lawsuit further alleges that NBC threatened Stowers with legal action when she attempted to speak out. Despite the termination of some cast members, Stowers claims that Bravo has reverted to its old ways, with the recent premiere of the spin-off "The Valley" featuring Doute.

Stowers is seeking unspecified damages and is demanding a jury trial.

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