Stassi Claims ‘Pump Rules’ Producers ‘Covered for the Dudes’

Stassi Schroeder shared her ideas on Raquel Leviss’ interview with Bethenny Frankel — and there was one half that rang true to her personal expertise on Vanderpump Guidelines.

Stassi, 35, believes Raquel, 28, embellished the reality at some factors through the three-part chat with the RHONY alum, however she thought the story about Tom Sandoval efficiently convincing producers to chop a scene that made him look dangerous sounded life like.

“That occurred on a regular basis on Vanderpump Guidelines once I was there. On a regular basis,” Stassi claimed. “There have been so many instances that I keep in mind crying to producers and being like, ‘You guys have lined for sure folks that have completed actually darkish issues — males — that I can’t even be in the identical room as a few of these males, and I’m getting much less display time due to it and I’m keen to get much less display time due to it. I’m keen to movie much less as a result of that is so unfair and that is so flawed.’”

Stassi went on to say that she didn’t wish to converse out whereas she was on the present as a result of she was nervous about the way it might have an effect on different individuals’s jobs. “I wouldn’t wish to shut down a present [where] it’s not simply the forged — it’s the crew, it’s producers,” she defined. “There’s so many individuals that work on it and like it. It’ll trickle all the way down to so many individuals that I’m like, ‘I’m harder than this, I can heal by myself,’ and I did. And there are such a lot of different feminine forged members on Vanderpump Guidelines who’ve gone by the identical factor, the place manufacturing has lined for the dudes and we’ve simply needed to heal ourselves.”

Bethenny Frankel and Raquel Leviss
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Throughout a prolonged interview final week, Raquel informed Bethenny, 52, that she and Sandoval, 41, had an on-camera dialog concerning the personal video of her that a few of their castmates allegedly noticed. Based on Raquel, nevertheless, Sandoval demanded that the scene be reduce from the season 10 finale, which aired in Might.

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“When Tom and I have been filming at my residence, after filming bought picked again up, I mentioned to Tom, ‘How can I belief you? You filmed me with out my consent.’ And he admitted to it,” Raquel claimed. “However then after that scene wrapped, he mentioned, ‘Why did you say that? Why did you say that on digicam? You made me look dangerous.’ 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 enhancing rights to that scene to take out that particular [scene].”

Bravo denied Raquel’s story, telling Us Weekly in a press release: “Tom Sandoval was by no means provided a producer credit score on season 11, and had completely no artistic management over any enhancing throughout any season of Vanderpump Guidelines.”

Stassi left Pump Guidelines after season 8, however she thought Raquel’s story was plausible primarily based on issues that occurred previously.

“That was a straight up reality I do know that [Raquel] informed as a result of it’s occurred earlier than,” Stassi claimed. “The truth that Sandoval was in a position to get away with it once more was similar to, f–ok. However I additionally perceive that producers have a job to do. They wish to get him to movie extra, so if that’s what they need to do [they’ll do it]. It’s so darkish. It’s such a f–ked up approach of working, however I perceive why they need to do it generally.”

When Raquel informed the story final week, Bethenny additionally claimed she’d witnessed related occurrences throughout her time on The Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis. “I’ve seen that occur earlier than,” mentioned Bethenny, who starred on RHONY on and off from 2008 to 2019.