Fired ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Stars Brett Caprioni And Max Boyens “Haven’t Heard” If They Still Have Jobs At Lisa Vanderpump’s Restaurants
Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens “haven’t heard” if they are still employed by Lisa Vanderpump following their firing from her reality show, Vanderpump Rules, early last week.
According to a new report from Us Weekly, LVP’s restaurants are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic but that once they open back up, Brett and Max may not be on the team. (Brett currently works at SUR as a bartender, while Max is a manager at TomTom.)
“Brett and Max haven’t heard anything in regards to their employment at the restaurants yet once they open back up,” a source told the magazine. “It’s still all being worked out.”
As previously reported, the two were fired from Vanderpump Rules for past racist behaviour along with longtime stars Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute. Max and Brett, however, have not actually been fired from Lisa’s restaurants.
Back in January, news leaked that both Brett and Max had used racial epithets on their social media and while Bravo declined to make a statement at the time, Lisa did speak out to condemn the tweets while maintaining that she has also forgiven the two.
However, as the Black Lives Matter movement gained traction, those involved suddenly changed their tune and the two were fired from the show ahead of Part 2 of the reunion.
Lisa apologizes – again
Just last week, LVP once again spoke out, taking to Instagram to share a statement while not directly addressing any of the behavioural issues following the show.
“Over the past two weeks, many things have been brought to my attention, of which I and many others were previously unaware,” she posted on her official Instagram page.
“It was necessary for me to be quiet until now, until decisions had been made. Now I can freely speak from my heart.”
She continued, “As we’ve seen such devastating sadness that has played out globally, we all have a part to play to create a kinder, more just society. my hope is for this generation to treat each other with respect and humanity, and realize that actions have, and should have, consequences.”
“I love and adore our employees and I am deeply saddened by some of the lack of judgment that has been displayed,” she said. “As many of you know, after watching me for 10 years, I have always been an equal rights activitst and ally – my family, my businesses, and I condemn all forms of cruelty, racism, homophobia, bigotry, and unequal treatment.”
Lisa Vanderpump released another statement after Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens were fired from Vanderpump Rules along with Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute. (Photo: Bravo)
“We’ve never tolerated it in the workplace or our lives,” she continued. “While you see only a fraction of our employees on the show, a specific friend group, across all of our companies, we have always been a very diverse group of people – every color, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Most of our employees have worked for us for over a decade and we have become a family.”
One that embraces and celebrates each other’s differences,” the restauranteur continued. “I am proud of the inclusive company that we’ve created. We will continue to embrace diversity as one of our greatest strengths, and I’m excited to give you a deeper look into the multi-faceted fabric of our company in the future.”
“The world needs to move forward with a kinder generation. Everybody deserves to feel safe, heard and appreciated in their communities. So much of what has transpired in the world is not right, fair or acceptable. We all have work to do to create a society we can be proud of and I hope as we venture forward, we strive to live in a world where kindness and compassion are our highest values.”
Brett speaks out
Since being fired from the show, Brett also released a statement, taking accountability for his actions while maintaining that he is “disappointed” over being let go.
“While I’m disappointed to no longer be part of the cast, I respect Bravo’s decision,” he told Us Weekly exclusively.
While Max Boyens has decided to go off on social media since being fired from Vanderpump Rules, Brett Caprioni took the smarter route by releasing a simple, short, and to-the-point statement. (Photo: Bravo)
“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 said. “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.”
Part 3 of the Vanderpump Rules reunion airs tonight at 9/8c on Bravo and Slice.