Reality TV Scandal Takes a Dark Turn as FBI Involvement Looms

Federal authorities may intervene in the ongoing scandal surrounding "Vanderpump Rules" stars after death threats and violence allegations emerge.

In a shocking development, the scandal surrounding reality TV stars Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix of “Vanderpump Rules” has taken a serious turn. It was revealed that Sandoval had an affair with cast member Raquel Leviss, which led to the breakup of his long-time relationship with Madix. As a result, Leviss and her family have reportedly reached out to the FBI due to death threats received online and over the phone.

Leviss filed a temporary restraining order against Scheana Shay, another cast member, after a physical altercation allegedly occurred when Shay discovered the affair. Leviss later dropped the restraining order, but court documents revealed that her legal first name is Rachel, which has been used by the cast and fans since the scandal broke.

Amidst the controversy, Leviss has reportedly sought treatment at a mental health facility out-of-state, remaining out of the public eye.

The scandal has garnered significant attention, even among those not familiar with reality TV. Sandoval and Madix had been together for nearly a decade and owned a home together in Los Angeles. Leviss was previously engaged to DJ James Kennedy, another cast member, before calling it off. Complicating matters further, Sandoval’s ex-girlfriend Kristen Doute dated him for six years before Madix came into the picture.

The first part of the Season 10 reunion of “Vanderpump Rules” recently aired, attracting immense interest from fans seeking more details about the affair. During the reunion, Kennedy referred to Sandoval as a “big brother” and revealed that Sandoval had financially contributed to Kennedy’s engagement ceremony with Leviss, nicknamed “Rachella” due to its Coachella-inspired theme.

“Vanderpump Rules” premiered in 2013 and followed the lives of aspiring actors and models working at the West Hollywood restaurant “Sur,” co-owned by Lisa Vanderpump. The show is a spin-off of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”