Scheana Shay will be attending today’s taping of the Vanderpump Rules reunion in person and plans to remain 100 yards away from Raquel Leviss in order to comply with a restraining order filed by her former friend.
In a statement released by her attorney, her lawyer revealed Shay’s intention to adhere to the requirements of a temporary restraining order Leviss filed against her after an alleged punching.
‘Scheana will be present at today’s filming in person. Scheana intends to follow the law, but she wants to be part of the reunion. If Rachel attends, Scheana and Vanderpump Rules will make sure that Scheana remains 100 yards away to comply with the restraining order,’ her attorney, Neama Rahmani, said of Shay, 37.
‘There is no real way for the temporary restraining order to be dropped, so it will remain in effect until the permanent hearing on March 29 and then it will just lapse if Rachel doesn’t pursue it. And if Rachel does pursue it, Scheana intends to call witnesses and present evidence to disprove her false accusations.’
Raquel, 28, who has been embroiled in controversy after it emerged she had engaged in an affair with Tom Sandoval despite him being in a long-term relationship with Ariana Madix, announced her plans to attend the reunion in person on Wednesday.
Scheana Shay will be attending today’s taping of the Vanderpump Rules reunion in person and plans to remain 100 yards away from Raquel Leviss in order to comply with a restraining order filed by her former friend; pictured earlier this month in New York
‘Yes, I will be attending the reunion tomorrow in person,’ Raquel posted to her Instagram Stories.
Raquel had gotten the TRO after alleging that Shay had punched her after news of the infidelity had broke out earlier this month.
However, sources previously told TMZ that the Bravo network is ‘willing’ to take the steps to make sure the order is not violated if Leviss does take part in the filming.
According to Page Six, Leviss’ restraining order, which lasts until the end of March when the court hearing is set to begin, has put the season 10 reunion ‘in jeopardy.’
Scheana’s lawyer opened up to the publication and accused Raquel of ‘sabotaging’ the hit show.
‘It just can’t happen in any meaningful way while this order is in place,’ Rahmani added to the publication.
‘The temporary restraining order, as it stands now, currently prohibits Scheana from being within 100 yards of Rachel, so they can’t both be physically present at the reunion,’ the lawyer explained. Rachel is known as Raquel’s legal name.
She’ll be there! Shay showed off her reunion glam prep bright and early Thursday morning
Controversy: Leviss claimed Shay punched her after the affair came to light
He further expressed that, ‘there really is no mechanism to modify this type of temporary civil restraining order before the [March 29 court] hearing, so the reunion, at least having them all together in person, is certainly in jeopardy.’
The attorney concluded that with the restraining order in place at the time of the reunion, ‘Scheana still can’t communicate with Rachel either directly or through an intermediary.’
Raquel claimed that Scheana had punched her in the face, resulting in a black eye, as well as pushing her into a wall, which she alleged had caused injury to her head.
However, Rahmani came to the defense of Shay, and told TMZ, ‘This case is a fabrication by a known liar and a cheat who has betrayed everyone close to her. Scheana never punched Rachel (Raquel), period.’
Betrayal: It recently emerged that Sandoval had been engaging in a months-long affair with Raquel for months despite being in a relationship with Ariana Madix for nine years
Heartbreak: Madix pictured with her then-boyfriend in 2019
On Wednesday, Raquel discussed the alleged altercation with Shay while outside of a nail salon.
‘Scheana knows what happened that night,’ Leviss explained. ‘I’m not going to go into it too much. But I do have a permanent scar on my eyebrow.’
In regards to the reunion, the former beauty pageant contestant stated, ‘I know I have to take accountability for my actions. I’m completely prepared to do that.’
When the topic of when her alleged romance began with Tom Sandoval, she expressed that it had, ‘started off as a friendship and turned into something more. But I’m sure we will go into detail about all that tomorrow on the reunion.’
On where she stands with Sandoval, the star admitted that they were, ‘not putting a label on anything,’ and added they they were also, ‘taking a break for now.’
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