Raquel Leviss has served Vanderpump Rules co-star Scheana Shay with a request for dismissal of the restraining order she filed against her, despite the legal papers having no merit due to Leviss’ failure to file them in court with the correct paperwork. Scheana’s lawyer has called for Leviss to admit that she lied and that the incident never happened. Meanwhile, Leviss has stated her intention to drop the temporary restraining order and is filing for it to be dismissed after the Vanderpump Rules reunion show.
Raquel Leviss has filed a request for dismissal related to the restraining order against Scheana Shay, but Scheana’s lawyer claims that it has “no legal meaning” as Raquel didn’t file the correct paperwork in court.
Raquel Leviss, also known as Rachel, has requested dismissal of the temporary restraining order she filed against her Vanderpump Rules co-star, Scheana Shay. The move came after Scheana was served with request documents during the reunion taping of the show. The complaint was marked “without prejudice” and Raquel’s lawyer, Michael Holtz, signed and dated the documents on March 23, the same day as the taping. Scheana’s lawyer, Neama Rahmani, refuted the legality of the documents as Raquel failed to file them with the correct paperwork.
The restraining order was granted to Raquel after she claimed Scheana punched her in the face after discovering that Raquel had been having a months-long affair with Tom Sandoval, Scheana’s ex-boyfriend. Raquel submitted pictures of her black eye as evidence of the alleged assault. Scheana has denied any physical altercation, and her attorney stated that she is willing to battle Raquel’s accusations by calling witnesses and presenting evidence.
The Vanderpump Rules cast had to play musical chairs during the reunion taping because of the restraining order. Two separate seating charts were produced, and Scheana was not allowed within 100 yards of Raquel. However, Raquel announced her plans to drop the TRO against Scheana, citing her hope for a mutually beneficial agreement. She explained that the TRO was intended to provide a “cooling-off” period and that she did not want to cause Scheana further stress.
Scheana’s attorney, Neama Rahmani, suggested that Raquel should tell everyone that she lied and that she does not intend to go forward with a permanent restraining order if she wants to make the issue go away. The document Raquel filed had “no legal meaning” since it was not submitted correctly, and Scheana is still obligated to keep her distance from Raquel until the hearing on March 29.