THE DRAMA between Vanderpump Rules stars Raquel Leviss and Scheana Shay began with an alleged affair.
GettyRaquel Leviss reportedly filed a restraining order against Scheana Shay in March 2023[/caption]
Raquel Leviss and Scheana Shay beef explained
At the time, it was reported that he allegedly cheated on Madix with Leviss.
The news almost broke the internet and caused Leviss to head to the courthouse for her own protection.
Prior to filing a restraining order, Leviss sent out legal letters to her co-stars in regard to a NSFW video that was found on Sandoval’s phone, which is reportedly how Madix found out about the alleged affair, according to PEOPLE.
“Raquel did send legal letters to several members of her cast,” a source told Entertainment Tonight.
“There were a couple of variations of the letter depending on their involvement.
“Raquel did send a letter off to Tom Sandoval as well, letting him know not to show the video or distribute it, as well as to delete it,” the source added.
“Raquel is hoping this letter will stop anyone from sharing or posting the video.”
At this time, details of Leviss’ restraining order have not been released.
What did Raquel Leviss’ legal letters say?
While Leviss’ letters might have been different, ET was able to obtain a copy of one that was sent to Sandoval.
It reads: “We understand that sometime recently you and Ms. Leviss engaged in an intimate exchange on Facetime, which you recorded without the permission of Ms. Leviss.
GettyRaquel Leviss and Scheana Shay’s beef stems from Raquel’s alleged affair with Tom Sandoval[/caption]
“California is what is called a ‘two party consent’ state, and accordingly such recording is illegal in California and can potentially expose you to both civil and criminal penalties. Please be further advised that any distribution of this recording would constitute a violation of several California laws.”
The letter continued: “We hereby demand 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.
“Additionally, we demand that you advise this office immediately in writing of all people to whom you have forwarded this recording or who you may have allowed to view this recording.”
Another source told ET that the letters were not meant to be a legal attack, Leviss’ only objective was to make her co-stars “aware of the seriousness and to further stop the video from going out.”