After Raquel filed for a restraining order against Scheana, claiming her Vanderpump Rules co-star pushed her “against a brick wall causing injury to the back of [her] head and punched [her] in the face” and “would do it again,” an insider claims it was actually Raquel who came for Scheana after her alleged affair with Tom Sandoval was exposed.
“Scheana 100 percent did not punch her,” an insider told Entertainment Tonight on March 8. “Raquel came after Scheana after their Watch What Happens Live taping when this all came out. Scheana brushed Raquel off of her, and whatever happened after that is Raquel’s fault.”
“If you look at old pictures of Raquel, she always has that shadow on her eye. The scratch is new, but that’s it. The cast finds the restraining order laughable. No one should be afraid of Scheana Shay,” they added, signaling to a November 2022 video in which Raquel appeared to be sporting a black eye.
While Scheana has been accused of getting physical with Raquel in response to her reported relationship with Sandoval, who was in a nine-year relationship with her best friend, Ariana Madix, at the time, Kael Ramsey-Ackerson, a close friend of the Pump Rules cast, put Raquel on blast in a scathing Instagram post shared on March 8.
“Soooo I’ve tried to stay out of this whole thing but one thing we’re not about to do is lie. All these photos were before [Watch What Happens Live] and in all of these this so-called ‘black eye’ was present,” he wrote in the caption of a series of photos of Raquel.
“[Raquel Leviss] this is not how you treat family but again everything comes to light,” he continued. “It’s not about just coming for someone who is my best friend but it is you coming for someone who gave everything to protect you, be there for you, and support you when everyone else didn’t. I can’t sit back and watch you create narratives to save your own a– while trying to bring someone else down as a deflection. I hate it has come to this but enough is enough. So [happy International Women’s Day] to the women who really stick by one another and uplift each other without tearing the other down. Please get the help you need because this is sick.”
Below is an additional image shared by Kael in which Raquel was also seen with a black eye.
The image seemed to be taken on the same day as one of the four injury pics Raquel submitted along with her restraining order request.
Scheana punched Rachel. pic.twitter.com/gi0YsZbxWq
— Vanderpump Rules (@sur_rules) March 8, 2023
According to another social media post, shared by a Pump Rules fan page on Instagram, a timestamp confirms that Raquel was sporting a black eye on November 13, 2022.
According to court documents, Raquel claims she was assaulted by Scheana on Thursday, March 2, at around 1:30 a.m. — and that there were no witnesses to the alleged altercation. She also claims she experienced blurred vision and swelling of her left eye as a result of the supposed injuries.
Scheana has been ordered to stay 100 yards away from Raquel at least until their March 29 hearing.
Vanderpump Rules season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.