Bravo Denies Raquel’s Claims About Kristen’s ‘Pump Rules’ Spinoff

Bravo is addressing claims made by Raquel Leviss relating to Kristen Doute’s casting on the upcoming Vanderpump Guidelines spinoff.

“Kristen was simply beginning to discuss her tumultuous relationship with James [Kennedy] and what occurred behind closed doorways. Then abruptly she’s introduced with this spinoff,” Raquel, 28, claimed throughout half 2 of her iHeartRadio podcast interview with Bethenny Frankel on Thursday, August 17. “I imagine [it] is a strategy to silence her — to maintain that underneath wraps — in order that the longevity of Vanderpump Guidelines can proceed.”

Raquel, who ended her personal relationshpip to James, 31, in late 2021, mentioned she believed Kristen’s previous feedback about how poisonous issues acquired between her and the DJ. J. (Vanderpump Guidelines documented Kristen, 40, and James’ ups and downs after they dated throughout seasons 3 and 4. The previous couple raised eyebrows after they acquired bodily at Scheana Shay‘s 2014 nuptials to Mike Shay.)

“I’ve seen him be a violent individual so I’ve little question that what she’s saying is true. I hope that someday it is going to come to mild and there can be justice,” Raquel added. “It’s fascinating as a result of the solid members that had been fired and canceled at the moment, now have this huge comeback as a result of this scandal is so salacious that we’re the last word villains — Tom [Sandoval] and I — and now they’ve a platform to redeem themselves.”

A Bravo spokesperson launched an announcement in response to Raquel’s feedback, telling Us Weekly, “Kristen Doute was one of many folks approached for an upcoming spinoff as a result of she is a part of the pal group that’s featured on a brand new present.” Us has additionally reached out to private reps for Kristen and James relating to Raquel’s comment.

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James Kennedy and Kristen Doute.
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Kristen was an authentic solid member on Vanderpump Guidelines when it debuted in 2013. She was fired alongside Stassi Schroeder in June 2020 because of previous racially insensitive conduct towards former costar Religion Stowers.

One month after her exit, Kristen broke her silence concerning the scandal.

“I believe the most important factor that I’ve realized is that I’ve a lot to be taught,” she mentioned on the “Hollywood Uncooked” podcast in July 2020. “I do know that’s tremendous cliché and lots of people say that, but it surely’s completely true, as a result of I believe that I assumed that I understood racism, however now I’m actually studying about unconscious bias. Studying about anti-racism. Studying about how we will do issues domestically to essentially really make modifications and placing work into your neighborhood domestically to make these modifications I believe [are] so vital.”

Earlier this 12 months, Deadline reported that Kristen, Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright had been locked into a brand new actuality collection. The present, which has an eight-episode order, will deal with a bunch of buddies as they depart their wild youthful years behind in alternate for parenthood and grownup life in California’s San Fernando Valley.

Jax, 44, and Brittany, 34, who departed Vanderpump Guidelines in December 2020, have since been seen filming with Scheana, 37, and Lala Kent.

“It’s totally taking place, and I believe they begin this week,” Lala, 32, shared on July 24 throughout an Amazon Reside. “It’s so bizarre that they’ve a present they usually aren’t on our present. And as of now, we aren’t on their present. We’re all finest buddies and we must be filming a present collectively.”