Earlier than Raquel Leviss seemingly determined to not return for season 11 of Vanderpump Guidelines, she spoke to Tom Sandoval about negotiating contracts in gentle of their bombshell affair.
“He’s not technically a producer. He’s been on the collection from day one, season 1. … I don’t know if I’m even capable of disclose this info, however he did inform me throughout negotiations for season 11 that he was provided a producer credit score for season 11,” Leviss alleged throughout half 2 of her iHeartRadio podcast interview with Bethenny Frankel on Thursday, August 17.
Leviss now believes that Sandoval “was being rewarded for the scandal,” which she referred to as “gross.”
“It makes me skeptical, like, was this actually simply one thing that was fabricated for this finish consequence?” she contemplated.
Leviss and Sandoval’s months-long affair was uncovered in March when Ariana Madix — who had been courting Sandoval for 9 years — found an NSFW video of Leviss on his telephone.
“I felt very betrayed,” Leviss mentioned of studying Sandoval recorded their personal FaceTime session. “I felt like I couldn’t belief this particular person. I felt like my privateness didn’t matter to him, and he didn’t actually give a very good excuse moreover he wished me to see it, afterward, to see how stunning I used to be. But when he would’ve requested for permission, I might’ve mentioned no.”
The content material of the video wasn’t extensively mentioned on Vanderpump Guidelines. In line with Leviss, Sandoval demanded a scene in regards to the state of affairs was lower from the season 10 finale.
“When Tom and I had been filming at my condo, after filming received picked again up, I mentioned to Tom, ‘How can I belief you? You filmed me with out my consent.’ And he admitted to it. However then after that scene wrapped, he mentioned, ‘Why did you say that? Why did you say that on digital camera? You made me look unhealthy,’” Leviss alleged. “And I used to be like, ‘Properly, as a result of that’s what occurred.’ … He ended up boycotting filming the remainder of Scandoval in order that he might have modifying rights to that scene to take out that particular [scene].”
When Frankel requested if Sandoval mentioned, “I’m not filming until you’re taking that out,” Leviss mentioned sure.
“I’ve seen that occur earlier than,” the Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis alum added.
Us Weekly has reached out to Bravo relating to Leviss’ claims about contract negotiations. Half 1 of her dialog with Frankel marked the primary time that Leviss has spoken out since she checked into psychological well being remedy following the season 10 reunion.
“A part of the rationale why I wished to take a while away is simply because it was so chaotic and loud and there was such vitriol on-line. However then the opposite a part of the rationale why I wished to go to a remedy facility was to grasp my behaviors,” Leviss mentioned on Wednesday, August 16. “And my objective was to actually get right down to the underside of, ‘OK, why am I selecting males which are unavailable? Why do I hold discovering myself in unhealthy relationships? What are the issues that I would like to vary about my conduct?’ And in understanding that I wanted to make a change, I first needed to know what it was that results in these behaviors.”