Making a federal case. Raquel Leviss‘ household contacted the FBI over dying threats she obtained amid the backlash to her affair with Tom Sandoval.
A rep for the previous pageant queen, 28, confirmed the information to Us Weekly on Friday, Might 26, explaining that the fact star and her household “have been on the receiving finish of violent and graphic dying threats each on-line and over the cellphone.” A few of these threats had been despatched through social media, with one sender allegedly writing that they wished to go away Leviss “un-alive and dump the physique.”
The FBI, in the meantime, declined to verify whether or not the Vanderpump Guidelines star or her household had been involved with the company. “FBI neither confirms nor denies investigations,” a spokesperson for the group instructed TMZ. “Clearly, we overview all allegations reported to us and encourage anybody who believes their life is in imminent hazard to name 911.”
Leviss has been the goal of public ire since information broke that she and Sandoval, 40, had been having an affair since final yr. On March 3, Us confirmed that the TomTom co-owner and longtime girlfriend Ariana Madix known as it quits over the infidelity after 9 years collectively.
Shortly after the affair was made public, Leviss filed a short lived restraining order in opposition to Scheana Shay, claiming that the “Good as Gold” songstress, 38, bodily attacked her after they taped Watch What Occurs Dwell With Andy Cohen.
“This case is a fabrication by a identified liar and a cheat who has betrayed everybody near her. Scheana by no means punched Raquel, interval,” Shay’s lawyer Neama Rahmani completely instructed Us in an announcement after Leviss’ court docket submitting. “The supposed darkish markings round her left eye have been there for months.”
Leviss later dropped the restraining order however not till after the reunion taped on March 23, that means that she and Shay couldn’t be in the identical room on the similar time. As Pump Guidelines viewers noticed throughout half 1 on Wednesday, Might 24, Bravo producers solved the issue by having Leviss watch from a trailer whereas Shay was interviewed with the remainder of the solid.
Based on teasers for components 2 and three, Leviss will substitute the “Scheananigans” podcast host in later group segments. Host Andy Cohen additionally carried out particular person interviews with Leviss, Sandoval and Madix, 37, in a primary for Bravo reunions.
Final month, Leviss checked herself right into a psychological well being facility within the aftermath of the scandal. A rep for the California native confirmed to Us in April that the Bravo star was in rehab, noting that she was not present process remedy for substance abuse points.
“Raquel and her household determined earlier than the connection was found that she would enter a voluntary facility for psychological well being counseling,” learn an announcement from the spokesperson. “Raquel had deliberate to confess herself earlier than the VPR reunion was taped on March 23. She was scheduled to go in pre-reunion however determined she wished to complete her filming dedication. Bravo and manufacturing had been conscious and in assist of her journey in direction of higher psychological well being.”