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Rachel Leviss sues Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval over aftermath of 'Scandoval'

Rachel 'Raquel' Leviss filed a lawsuit against her former Vanderpump Rules co-stars earlier this week

By Web Desk
March 01, 2024
Rachel Leviss sues Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval over aftermath of Scandoval
Rachel Leviss sues Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval over aftermath of 'Scandoval'

Rachel ‘Raquel’ Leviss is taking former couple Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix to court for persistent psychological warfare.

The 29-year-old reality star filed a lawsuit against her former Vanderpump Rules co-stars over claims of revenge porn, eavesdropping, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

She was involved in six-months long affair with Sandoval, 41, while he was still in relationship with the former’s best friend Madix.

Rachel was subjected to brutal treatment from online trolls following the discovery of the affair, prompting her to check in a mental health facility in summer 2023.

In the documents, the television personality accused Sandoval and Madix of throwing her under the bus in the aftermath of the scandal “to leverage these salacious threads into the storyline 'Vanderpump Rules' so desperately needed.”

Ariana initially discovered the affair when she came across an explicit video of Rachel recorded during a FaceTime call on Tom’s phone.

The lawsuit accused the TomTom owner of owning “additional illicit videos and/or photographs of her that she has not seen,” owing to his propensity to secretly record their video calls.

She went on to claim that Madix obtained and distributed such videos of Leviss to other cast members of the reality series without her knowledge or consent.

Rachel also took aim at Bravo and production company Evolution, claiming they intentionally skewered her public image by not letting her clear the air with the viewers.

"Bravo and Evolution had apparently decided that Leviss would be their sacrificial lamb," the suit alleged. "Throughout the ordeal, they have sanitized the story to ensure Leviss would be seen as the arch-villain."

Leviss is seeking unspecified damages for the suit.