Legal disputes among cast members are not uncommon during filming of reunions for Bravo’s “The Real Housewives” franchise. However, a new development has arisen in the form of a temporary restraining order filed by cast member Raquel Leviss against Scheana Shay. Leviss alleges that Shay physically assaulted her during an incident that occurred on March 2nd.
On March 8, Leviss requested a temporary restraining order (TRO) after alleging that Shay punched her. The March 23 filming of the “Vanderpump Rules” reunion was put into question because of this. Leviss claimed on Instagram stories that she will be attending the reunion in person despite the restraining order. Shay’s attorney issued a statement saying that Scheana will also be present in person but they will comply with the restraining order by ensuring that they are 100 yards away from each other. The entire cast will be in attendance, but Leviss and Shay will have to switch places as the day goes on for compliance with the restraining order.
TMZ reported on March 3 that Tom Sandoval from “Vanderpump Rules” had an affair with girlfriend of DJ, Raquel Leviss. This ended his nine-year relationship with Ariana Madix. Production company Evolution Media and Bravo quickly resumed filming to capture the aftermath of the news, which is called the #Scandoval. The episode will air at the end of the show’s 10th season, followed by a three-part reunion.
The individuals pictured are, from the top left, Raquel Leviss, Scheana Shay, Tom Sandoval, and Ariana Madix.
Leviss was interviewed by paparazzi and spoke about the upcoming reunion. She reiterated her accusations against Shay and claimed to have a scar as a result of the incident. Leviss acknowledged her own responsibility and attempted to apologize to Madix, but it didn’t go well. She also mentioned uncertainty about her relationship with Sandoval. Bravo released a teaser for the rest of the season, including a clip of Shay talking about her rage, leading to speculation about her actions towards Leviss.
Madix and Shay are close friends who appear on the reality show “Vanderpump Rules.” According to reports, Madix discovered that Sandoval had been unfaithful to her in a humiliating way. She saw an intimate Facetime video of Leviss that Sandoval had recorded on his phone. Leviss and Shay had recently appeared on a late-night talk show together in New York. Madix told Shay about the video, and Leviss claims that Shay assaulted her after hearing the news.
Leviss sent legal letters, including one warning Lala Kent, among others from the “Vanderpump Rules” cast, not share a video. It is uncertain if Sandoval received a letter, as he appears have recorded the video himself, which the letter claims was done without Raquel’s knowledge or consent. The reunion episode is set for a late spring airing, following the conclusion of Season 10.