The Vanderpump Rules drama unfolded earlier this month and from the looks of it, it seems like it's not going to end anytime soon. Recent updates of the show's biggest scandal to date reveal that Raquel Leviss claims her explicit video which caused the breakup was recorded without permission. Get more deets about this news below.
Unauthorized FaceTime Video Leaks of Raquel Leviss and Tom Sandoval
Letters From The Lawyer
A source reveals that Raquel's lawyers have sent letters to all of her Vanderpump Rules co-stars, which state "the recording was done illegally without Raquel's knowledge or consent."
Citing The Law
The letter sent by the lawyers of the reality star also cited California law regarding the spread of "non-consensual pornography."
Not Blaming The Culprit
The letter does not point fingers at anyone, nor does it hold Sandoval as the prime suspect for recording the FaceTime video.
Only Two Were Part Of The Call
This news comes as a surprise since various sources have clarified that only Sandoval, 39, and Raquel, 28, were engaged in the call.
Immediate Action Required
The letter also said that anyone currently possessing the video must delete it immediately concluding with the statement that "this matter should be taken very seriously."
No One Has Seen It
However, an insider has revealed that the video hasn't been passed around between cast members and no one has seen its contents apart from Sandoval, Leviss, and Madix.
A Spirited Band Performance
Madix became aware of Sandoval's infidelity while attending his band's performance earlier this month. Just moments before the big reveal the couple seemed as merry as ever while smiling for pictures.
Nine Years Gone To Waste
Sandoval and Madix were in a relationship for 9 years before the latter found Leviss' explicit video on her boyfriend's phone.
Cheating For Half A Year
An insider source claimed that the affair between Sandoval and Raquel "has been going on for 6 months — all the while, Tom was sleeping next to Ariana in bed."
Blindsided And Devastated
Sandoval's infidelity deeply affected Madix who was "completely blindsided by this; devastated doesn't even scratch the surface of how she feels."
Long Term Plans
The source also revealed that Sandoval was someone who Madix had planned a future with, "This is someone she thought she knew; someone she planned to spend the rest of her life with. You can't even put into words that betrayal."
Unaware Of The Dirt
Madix, who had "no idea there were any issues" in the relationship was completely "heartbroken" when she read their chats.
Betrayed By A Friend
It seems like Madix didn't just lose a boyfriend but also a friend. Madix always considered Leviss her "friend" and was "betrayed" by her actions.
Vocal With The Outrage
The rest of the cast members have been vocal about their opinions on social media and started picking sides in the messy breakup that will be revealed in the upcoming episodes.
A Look Behind The Scenes
The network recently shared a behind-the-scenes clip of one of the new episodes featuring a confessional of James Kennedy, and with the clapperboard positioned before his face, it has been revealed the episode is going to be titled Sandoval.
The Filming Resumes
The caption of the picture read "We have resumed filming on #PumpRules and this story will be unfolding on camera."
No Hopes For A Reconciliation
It has also been revealed that neither Sandoval nor Madix is looking forward to reconciling their differences and resuming their 9-year-long relationship.
Madix Has Yet To Speak
While Tom has issued a public apology for having an affair, Madix is still silent about the whole fiasco. Soon enough we'll find out her reaction in the forthcoming episodes of Vanderpump Rules.