Brett Caprioni Breaks Silence on Vanderpump Rules Firing
Brett Caprioni was fired from Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules on Tuesday and will not be a part of season nine.
The reality TV star shared his regret over his past actions, which included tweets with racial slurs, with UsWeekly the next day.
'While I’m disappointed to no longer be part of the cast, I respect Bravo’s decision,' he told the site. 'I continue to be truly sorry for the insensitive comments I made in the past and have worked within my community to repair the damage I’ve caused.
He added, 'I have learned a lot and grown from the experience but understand that it’s not enough. I will continue to do more regardless of my affiliation with VPR because it’s the right thing to do.'
Along with Brett, Stassie Schroeder, Kristen Doute and Max Boyens were let go for racist remarks that had been previously reported.
Lisa Vanderpump had originally chosen to let them slide after claiming it no longer represented their views, though Bravo wasn't taking any chances with the renewed scandal.
Schroeder, 31, apparently never realized her conduct could put her job in jeopardy, according to Us Weekly.
Sources close to her said she was 'surprised and upset' to have been booted from the Bravo series after her former cast mate Faith Stowers revealed that Stassi and her friend Kristen had lied to police to accuse her of a crime.
'Stassi was not expecting to be fired. She is surprised and upset,' a source said.
They added that she had 'lost a lot of money from losing sponsorships and paid opportunities,' though it doesn't appear to be too great a loss, as she and her fiancé Beau Clark had been saving up.
Stassi publicly begged the network not to fire her back in February following an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.
Alongside a selfie taken with Cohen and Summer House star Kyle Cook that she posted to her Instagram, Stassi, 31, wrote: 'Dear Bravo, please never fire me, because I love this s*** so much.'
It's not known why she chose those words but in hindsight they seem prescient.