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Raquel Leviss Reveals She's Dropping Restraining Order Against Scheana Shay One Day After Filming 'Vanderpump Rules' Reunion

Raquel Leviss Reveals She's Dropping Restraining Order Against Scheana Shay One Day After Filming 'Vanderpump Rules' Reunion

Raquel Leviss has decided to drop her temporary restraining order (TRO) against Scheana Shay.

One day after they filmed the season 10 reunion of Vanderpump Rules, Raquel, 28, announced on Friday (March 24) that she is filing to drop the protection order against Scheana, 37.

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“I can confirm that my attorney took my case off the court calendar Wednesday and is filing the appropriate paperwork requested by the court today to dismiss the TRO from moving forward after the 29th. We let the court know I will not be moving forward with a permanent restraining order,” Raquel shared in a statement with Entertainment Tonight.

Raquel first filed the TRO against Scheana earlier this month, claiming that Scheana punched her in the face after she learned that Raquel was having an affair with Tom Sandoval. Scheana has denied the allegations.

Since the restraining order was still in place, Scheana and Raquel were not allowed to film the Vanderpump Rules reunion together. During filming, production revealed that they filmed different segments with the ladies, who were never on set together at the same time.

“My team tried to work with Scheana on a mutually beneficial agreement hoping to get the TRO dropped earlier so we could film together,” Raquel added in her statement. “The TRO was intended to provide a cooling-off period after I was punched but I didn’t want to continue with the permanent RO nor did I want to cause Scheana further agony and stress.”

During filming of the reunion, Raquel gave host Andy Cohen a document showing that she planned on dropping the restraining order against Scheana.

“The document was a dismissal form that the court asked us to submit and I wanted to show Scheana my intentions and that we had informed the judge we weren’t moving forward — and it was an explanation at the reunion to alleviate Scheana’s concerns,” Raquel explained.

Scheana‘s attorney later shared a statement with ET, in which she referred to Raquel by her legal name of “Rachel Leviss,” and said, “Rachel had Andy ‘serve’ Scheana with a document during the reunion, but the papers have no legal meaning. It was a request to dismiss a complaint or a civil lawsuit, but Rachel had requested a permanent restraining order, which is something completely different.”

“There is no way for Rachel to ‘drop’ the temporary restraining order before next week’s hearing. This is California law and even on the court’s website. Even if Rachel had the correct document, which she didn’t, it wasn’t filed with the court,” Scheana‘s attorney explained. “There is no file stamp in the top right corner. This was just another public relations stunt by Rachel and her team. If Rachel really wanted to make this go away, she would come out and publicly say the ‘punch’ never happened and she is sorry for all the harm she caused Scheana, Ariana, and her other friends.”

Her attorney added, “If she wants to make this go away, she can tell everyone that she wasn’t punched and she lied, and that she doesn’t intend to go forward with a permanent restraining order. That wouldn’t undo the damage she has caused, and she still filed a false police report, but it would go a long way toward resolving the legal issues.”

In her first interview since the affair news broke, Raquel addressed her future with Tom, 40.

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