Stassi Schroeder, left, and Kristen Doute in 2018.

Stassi Schroeder, left, and Kristen Doute in 2018. Credit: Getty Images for James Mae/Phillip Faraone

Four cast members of the reality TV series "Vanderpump Rules" have been fired following racist tweets or behavior.

In a joint statement Tuesday, the show's cable network and its production company said, "Bravo and Evolution Media confirmed today that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni will not be returning to ‘Vanderpump Rules.’ ”

Last week, African American cast member Faith Stowers said in an Instagram Live interview that longtime stars Schroeder and Doute, as a prank, had falsely reported her to police as a different black woman who was wanted for theft. The two apologized on Sunday. New cast members Boyens and Caprioni had apologized in January after racist tweets from 2012 surfaced, but they were not fired at the time.

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