Faith Stowers Has a Bone to Pick With Bravo — Lawsuit Explained

Faith Stowers filed a lawsuit against Bravo citing racial harassment and retaliation. She alleges that Lala held a knife to her throat.

Sheridan Singleton - Author

Apr. 10 2024, Published 10:17 p.m. ET

Faith Stowers at the GMCLA's 5th Annual Voice Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on April 23, 2016

In Season 4 of Vanderpump Rules, Bravo introduced viewers to Faith Stowers, a new addition to the cast. She joined the show as James Kennedy's friend and worked at SUR. Faith made her first-ever television debut as a contestant on the wild obstacle course series Wipeout in 2014. However, the hurdles she had to navigate during her stint on Vanderpump Rules were far more complex. Years after Faith left the series, she is still fighting battles from the show.

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When Faith left the show, many viewers assumed she left due to the drama between her, Jax Taylor, and Brittany Cartwright. Faith divulged on the show that she slept with Jax, who was in a serious relationship with Brittany at the time. Faith was concerned that she might be pregnant. There was also a post-coital conversation she recorded with Jax which caused trouble. However, news and accusations of racism changed this perspective and now Faith has filed a lawsuit against Bravo.

Faith Stowers talking to James Kennedy
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Why does Faith Stowers have a lawsuit against Bravo?

After leaving the show, Faith shared that Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute falsely accused her of being a criminal wanted for theft, as seen on the news. Stassi and Kristen were both fired from the show because of this. A tweet was discovered showing that Jax was also a part of this false accusation. The tweet, made by Jax in 2017, stated that Faith was wanted for theft and going AWOL from the military. Even though they were all fired, Faith still has a bone to pick with Bravo.

Raquel Leviss, Faith Stowers, Lala Kent, James Kennedy, and Jesse Montana at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's Rehab pool party on March 26, 2016
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Faith Stowers feels betrayed by the ‘Vanderpump Rules’ cast.

Faith bore her soul during a Page Six interview and shared that she felt betrayed by the Vanderpump Rules cast. After everything went down with Jax, Lala Kent and James Kennedy's behavior showed Faith that they weren't her real friends, which hurt her deeply. Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz warned Faith not to trust Lala, which ended up being advice she regretted not taking. James and Lala made Faith feel abandoned right before she left the show.

Faith Stowers attends the OK! Magazine's Summer Kick-Off Party at W Hollywood on May 17, 2017
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How did Bravo and NBCUniversal get pulled into the fight with Faith Stowers?

Faith filed a lawsuit against Bravo and NBCUniversal, citing racial harassment and retaliation. She alleges that Lala held a knife to her throat and threatened to cut her. Bravo and NBCUniversal were included in the lawsuit because Faith asserts that a producer told her she shouldn't call the police. She also purports that Lisa Vanderpump said that she would be fired from the show if she couldn't find a way to get along with Lala. Faith joins a roster of Bravolebrities fighting against the network.

Faith Stowers attends the 2nd Annual OUT Fashion Vanguard Awards at Taglyan Complex on March 30, 2017
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Bravo is facing allegations from many of its stars.

In addition to Faith's lawsuit, Bravo is facing other allegations of mistreatment from stars like Brandi Glanville and Leah McSweeney, who both accused the producers of creating a hostile environment. NeNe Leakes sued the network for discrimination but later dropped the lawsuit. Faith's lawsuit also cites that the cast used racial slurs against her on the show and that once she spoke out about it, she wasn't paid after her last season, which she felt was retaliation from the network.

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