Years after she was allegedly fired from the show, Billie is suggesting that after attempting to bring attention to the fact that there wasn’t enough diversity on the show, she was silence and threatened by Lisa, who hired her as a hostess at her West Hollywood, California restaurant, SUR Restaurant, years ago ahead of filming on season six.
“When I publicly talked about how there were not enough Black people or LGBTQ people on [Bravo], 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,” Billie alleged.
Billie has also claimed that she ]witnessed homophobia](/c/vanderpump-rules-billie-lee-accuses-jax-taylor-homophobic-refused-to-film-racism-scandal) during her time on the show and that Jax Taylor refused to film with her because she is transgender.
According to Billie, being silenced hurt her deeply.
“I was silenced and as an activist that really hurt me,” she explained. “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,” she continued, “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 [‘Vanderpump Rules’], not having money and I can’t imagine someone of color doing the same thing,” Billie continued.
As “Vanderpump Rules” fans may have seen, Faith recently came forward and revealed that during her time on the show, her former co-stars, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, attempted to have her thrown behind bars for crimes she did not commit, including drugging men and stealing credit cards.
Luckily, police didn’t take their calls seriously.
During an Instagram Live chat earlier this month, Faith explained what happened with the two women.
“There was this article on Daily Mail where there was an African American lady. It was a weird photo, so she looked very light-skinned and had these different, weird tattoos,” she recalled to “Floribama Shore” star Candace Rice.
“I guess this woman was robbing people. And they called the cops and said it was me. This is like, a true story. I heard this from Stassi during an interview,” she explained.