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Lisa Vanderpump Breaks Down As She Fires James Kennedy For Disrespecting Women On ‘VPR’

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Dec. 24 2018, Updated 5:09 p.m. ET

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Katie Maloney-Schwartz gave her boss Lisa Vanderpump an ultimatum after James Kennedy fat-shamed her at a gay pride event on Vanderpump Rules. Katie told Lisa either James goes or she does. Ultimately, Lisa let go of James but not without shedding a few tears.

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Katie told Lisa on an earlier episode of VPR, “I am not willing to work in a place where this is tolerated.” Lisa was conflicted about her decision since James had been bringing in large crowds on Tuesdays.

Lisa Vanderpump Fires James
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She finally sat James down and slammed him on Sunday night’s episode of VPR. “Who the f**k do you think you are, that you can stand there and you can call these beautiful, young women, ‘They’re sluts, they’re whores’?” Lisa asked the DJ. “You put me in a very, very difficult position. I cannot have you as one of the faces of our company with the way you disrespect women.”

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Lisa Vanderpump Fires James
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James pleaded to his boss, “There’s a darkness inside me that comes out. Seriously, I’m never touching alcohol again.” He continued to beg, “Please, this is the only thing I've got. I'm sober now – I'm a nice person when I'm sober.”

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Lisa tearfully told the DJ, “You have to change in your life, and this is going to be a life-changing moment for you, I hope.” She admitted to the cameras that James’ drinking brought painful memories to her because of how similar he was to her brother Mark Vanderpump, who committed suicide earlier this year.

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“I think I'm sensitive to the fact James is a young DJ like my brother was. There are two paths you can take - the right one and the wrong one. And I see this almost like an echo,” she said.

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