“Vanderpump Rules” Star Raquel Leviss won’t return for the show’s 11th season, as confirmed by Lisa Vanderpump, who had planned a one-on-one interview to explore Leviss’s growth and experiences post-Scandoval.
Leviss recently alleged Tom Sandoval benefited from the show’s success, but Bravo denied her claim. Leviss also accused the network of profiting off her mistakes, though Vanderpump revealed she earned $361,000 during Season 10.
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Lisa Vanderpump Confirms Raquel Leviss’ Exit From ‘VPR’
In an interview with TMZ, Lisa Vanderpump confirmed that Rachel “Raquel” Leviss would not be part of the upcoming season 11 of “Vanderpump Rules,” despite initial indications of interest from Leviss.
Vanderpump revealed to the outlet that she had discussed filming a one-on-one interview with Leviss to delve into her growth and experiences in a mental health facility during the aftermath of the Scandoval affair.
“When she was in the facility, her team texted and emailed us,” Vanderpump shared. “We wanted to make sure she was in a good place first and I was going to do a one-on-one with her.” She continued, “She talked about it [coming back]. Her team reached out, but in the end, I think she decided not to.”
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum noted that bringing Leviss back to film with the cast wouldn’t have been successful “because most, if not all, of the cast doesn’t believe anything that comes out of Rachel’s mouth.”
When asked what she had to say about people who believe the show would not be “successful” without Leviss, Vanderpump answered, “Hah, it was successful before her. Before she joined and hooked up with James [Kennedy].”
Vanderpump also dismissed Leviss’s claim that Tom Sandoval was offered a producer credit for season 11, which a Bravo spokesperson also confirmed to be untrue.
Raquel Leviss Feels Cheated Out Of Scandoval Spoils
In a recent appearance on an episode of “Real Housewives of New York” alum Bethenny Frankel’s “Just B” podcast, Leviss dropped a bombshell revelation. She claimed Sandoval benefitted from the success of the Bravo show following the explosive Scandoval affair while she faced financial struggles and mental health challenges.
The former beauty queen asserted that Sandoval mentioned being offered a producer credit for Season 11 during negotiations, despite not holding an official producer role.
Sharing her perspective, Leviss said, “So, I think he was being rewarded for the Scandoval of it all. To me, that’s kind of gross because it seems — it makes me skeptical.” She questioned whether it was orchestrated for a specific outcome, adding, “Was this really just something that was fabricated for this end result?”
However, Bravo has refuted Leviss’s claims, stating that Sandoval was never offered a producer credit or had any say in editing for “Vanderpump Rules.
She Claims She Hasn’t Received A Single Penny
During the podcast conversation, Leviss also leveled an accusation against the network, claiming they profited from her “mistakes.” She expressed frustration at not receiving any financial compensation for the scandal, stating, “The network is running to the bank — like, laughing, running to the bank with this scandal — and I haven’t seen a single penny.”
Leviss labeled the situation unfair, adding, “l feel like a toddler saying, ‘It’s not fair!’ But it really isn’t. And I feel like I’ve been portrayed as the ultimate villain. The mistakes that I’ve made on-camera live on forever.”
In response to Leviss’ claim of not receiving any payment, Vanderpump countered by revealing that Leviss earned a substantial sum of money during Season 10. Vanderpump mentioned Leviss made $361,000 during the season and noted that she was “very well-paid.”
Insider sources confirmed to TMZ that Leviss earned approximately $20,000 per episode for the season.
Raquel Leviss Recalls FaceTime With Tom Sandoval
During her podcast conversation, Leviss reiterated her previous claim that Sandoval had secretly recorded an explicit video of her without obtaining her consent. She divulged that she had taken an adventurous step by engaging in phone sex with her former flame while in New York and Sandoval in Los Angeles.
Describing the situation, she revealed, “Tom and I FaceTimed a lot, so it turned into something more of an intimate FaceTime. I expected to have privacy at that moment, so that happened.”
The reality star asserted that she was unaware of Sandoval’s act of recording until his now-ex-lover, Ariana Madix, discovered the video on Sandoval’s phone the same night and sent them to Leviss.
Recounting the moment, Leviss explained, “I get a text from Ariana sending me two screen-recorded videos and a text that said, ‘You’re dead to me,’ and that’s how I knew that she knew.”
She added, “And then also that’s how I found out I had been recorded without my consent, so of course all of these emotions came flooding over me.”
Fearing a potential leak of the video, Leviss decided to confront the situation and confess the details of the affair to Madix.