The former beauty queen is withdrawing the TRO she issued against "Vanderpump Rules" co-star.
The “Vanderpump Rules” star Raquel Leviss has stated that she intends to withdraw the temporary restraining order she filed against co-star Scheana Shay. She made this announcement one day after the cast of “Vanderpump Rules” filmed their highly anticipated reunion show in Los Angeles, which involved both stars.
“I can confirm that my attorney took my case off the court calendar Wednesday and is filing the appropriate paperwork requested by the court today [Friday] to dismiss the TRO from moving forward after the 29th,” Leviss shared her comments on Entertainment Tonight.
We let the court know I will not be moving forward with a permanent restraining order. My team tried to work with Scheana on a mutually beneficial agreement hoping to get the TRO dropped earlier so we could film [the Vanderpump Rules reunion] together.”
The day after being forced to separate at the “VPR” reunion, Leviss didn’t want to cause her any “further agony and stress,” saying, “The TRO was intended to provide a cooling-off period after I was punched, but I didn’t want to continue with the permanent RO nor did I want to cause Scheana further agony and stress.
In early March, after Scheana allegedly struck Raquel for having an affair with Tom Sandoval, Raquel sought a restraining order. The restraining order in place between her and Scheana prevented them from working together on March 23 to film the “VPR” reunion. The two seating charts demonstrated how the network separated Raquel and Scheana so they wouldn’t appear together.
Cohen sent Shay a printed document that Raquel planned to file, and a production source said that Leviss took the paperwork to the reunion to prove that she intended to withdraw the restraining order.
Scheana’s attorney Neama Rahmani, however, told Hollywood Life that Raquel’s documents have “no legal meaning,” stating, “The papers [from Leviss at the reunion] have no legal meaning. It was a request to dismiss a complaint or a civil lawsuit, but [Raquel] had requested a permanent restraining order, which is something completely different.”
Rahmani adds, “Even if [Raquel] had the correct document, which she didn’t, it wasn’t filed with the court. There is no file stamp in the top right corner. This was just another public relations stunt. If Rachel really wanted to make this go away, she would come out and publicly say the ‘punch’ never happened and she is sorry for all the harm she caused Scheana, Ariana, and her other friends.”
The upcoming legal action is among the cast ramifications from the “Vanderpump Rules” infidelity scandal dubbed “Scandoval,” in which Leviss and Sandoval’s months-long romance was revealed off-screen.
After recording the currently running 10th season, Bravo turned up the cameras once more to capture the aftermath of the affair in real-time. As previously reported by THR, the season has been extended by one episode, with all eyes on how the reunion will play out amid the drama.