THE DRAMA between Vanderpump Rules stars Raquel Leviss and Scheana Shay began with an alleged affair.
Leviss then filed a restraining order against her VPR co-star in March 2023, leading fans to wonder what happened.
Raquel Leviss and Scheana Shay Beef Explained
Ariana Madix was in a relationship with Tom Sandoval for nine years, but that quickly ended in March 2023 amid cheating allegations.
It was reported at the time that he allegedly cheated on Madix with Leviss.
The news nearly broke the internet, prompting Leviss to go to the courthouse for her own protection.
On March 7, 2023, it was reported by TMZ that she filed a restraining order against Shay over an alleged altercation that was reportedly about the cheating scandal.
Before filing a restraining order, Leviss sent legal letters to her co-stars regarding an NSFW video found on Sandoval’s phone, which reportedly let Madix know about the alleged affair, according to PEOPLE.
“Raquel has sent legal letters to several members of her cast,” a source told Entertainment Tonight.
“There were a few variations on the letter depending on her involvement.
“Raquel has also sent a letter to Tom Sandoval letting him know not to show or distribute the video and to delete it,” the source added.
“Raquel hopes this letter will discourage anyone from sharing or posting the video.”
No details of Leviss’ restraining order have been released at this time.
What did Raquel Leviss’ legal letters say?
While Leviss’ letters may have been different, ET was able to obtain a copy of a letter that was sent to Sandoval.
It said: “We understand that you and Ms. Leviss recently engaged in an intimate exchange via Facetime, which you recorded without Ms. Leviss’s permission.
“California is a so-called ‘two-party consent’ state and accordingly such recording is illegal in California and may subject you to both civil and criminal penalties. Please further note that any distribution of this recording would violate several California laws.”
The letter continued: “We hereby request that you delete the recording from your phone and from the cloud and from any other manner or method in which the recording may exist.
“Furthermore, we ask you to inform this office immediately in writing of all persons to whom you have forwarded this recording or to whom you have permitted access to this recording.”
Another source told ET that the letters weren’t meant to be a legal attack, Leviss’ sole aim was to “make her co-stars aware of the seriousness and further prevent the video from appearing”.
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