AceShowbiz - More "Vanderpump Rules" stars speak out about their experience on the show following the firing of Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute due to their past racist behavior against former co-star Faith Stowers. Now, Billie Lee is talking about the time when she was let go from the Bravo show.
"I personally tried to go public, and I did a little bit with regards to the reunion on season 7 and how I felt like I was gaslit and silenced," she told HollywoodLife.com about her 2019 firing. "And then when I publicly talked about how there were not enough Black people or LGBTQ people on [Bravo]."
Later, she alluded that Lisa Vanderpump tried to silence her about it. "Lisa herself called me and told me that I needed to not talk negatively about the show, that it would hurt my career and she made my TV career, and she could take it away if I didn't stop saying negative things about the show," she claimed.
Billie, who was a recurring cast member in the sixth and seventh seasons of the show, shared that as an activist, being silenced "really hurt me." She added, "It was really disappointing to find out that someone I looked up to had their own privileges and didn't understand where I was coming from."
"And then to see everything that came out with Faith," Billie continued, referring to Faith who claimed that Stassi and Kristen tried to call police on her as they thought she was the culprit of a robbery case. "I'm part of all these marches and I'm very much a part of the Black Lives Matter movement and I was really proud of [Faith]. Like I said, I struggled very much leaving that show, not having money and I can't imagine someone of color doing the same thing."