She is now vindicated.
In the previous update about this issue, Raquel Leviss said she intends to drop the temporary restraining order she had obtained against “Vanderpump Rules” co-star Scheana Shay after the Bravo cast taped its much-awaited reunion program. On Wednesday, due to Leviss’ failure to appear in court for the previously planned hearing, the judge was forced to revoke her restraining order against Shay.
After an alleged violent altercation, Leviss claimed Scheana gave her a black eye, and Leviss requested an order of protection. Neama Rahmani, Scheana’s attorney, informs RadarOnline.com that she will appear in court on Wednesday to prove her client’s innocence and that Raquel “lied about the entire thing.”
“We plan to show up in court tomorrow to prove these allegations are false and that Rachel lied about the entire thing; despite reports that Rachel has dropped the temporary restraining order, the case remains on the court calendar for Wednesday, and we will be there to vigorously defend Scheana.”
Scheana’s lawyer is prepared to bring witnesses as promised. “We feel very confident that we will prevail in this case. These types of hearings cannot be dismissed, so we must show up in order to resolve the matter or to seek the continuance to fight these scurrilous accusations and win.”
Leaving Shay with no choice but to go all out on her rival. She then proved her innocence with the dismissal of the restraining order issued against her.
“This isn’t reality TV,” Shay’s attorney said in a pointed statement after the aforementioned dismissal. “This is the real world, and Rachel’s actions have real consequences. Rachel (Raquel) filed a false police report, a false medical report, and a frivolous petition for a restraining order. Scheana didn’t punch Rachel. Rachel didn’t get a black eye. Scheana pushed Rachel, but only after Rachel grabbed her wrist, and Rachel did not suffer a concussion.”
“When Rachel realized that she would lose in court and that she couldn’t just drop it, she decided to not show up at all. We were prepared to expose Rachel’s lies, but instead, she will have to live knowing that she betrayed two of her best friends: Scheana and Ariana.”
After a lengthy statement, Rahmani concluded, “Instead of accepting responsibility for her actions, Rachel shamefully tried to misuse our justice system to shift blame to Scheana. We are happy that Scheana is now vindicated.”
The legal team representing Raquel also issued a statement to PEOPLE, which reads. “At least [Rahmani] finally admits there was physicality involved, and Raquel stands by her initial statement that Scheana punched her in the face supported by photos of her bruised eyebrow bone and slashed eyebrow.”
They added, “Scheana and her attorney were notified from the reunion to emails that Raquel wasn’t moving forward with the RO. The court was notified by Raquel’s counsel that we were not attending and are not moving forward, and we had filed the paperwork requested by the court clerk, which is stamped received. Their attendance was to grandstand, which was predictable….”
The fight allegedly broke out after it came to light that co-star Tom Sandoval, who had been in a nine-year relationship with Ariana Madix, was having an affair with Leviss.