The Raquel Leviss statement has *finally* been released about her 'Vanderpump Rules' scandal

'I am not a victim and I must own my actions,' reads Raquel Leviss' statement about those cheating allegations

 Raquel Leviss statement addresses Vanderpump Rules scandal. Pictured: Raquel Leviss attends 'Legends Ball 2022 BravoCon' at Manhattan Center on October 14, 2022 in New York City
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Bravoholics finally got what they've been waiting for: a Raquel Leviss statement. 

In the wake of the Vanderpump Rules drama, the virtual floodgates opened and the internet—as well as the cast—vehemently declared #TeamAriana. Although Tom Sandoval had acknowledged cheating on longtime partner Ariana Madix with their co-star Raquel Leviss, the latter has remained relatively quiet since the news broke on Friday, March 3. Leviss did, however, file a restraining order against Pump Rules co-star Scheana Shay after alleging assault, and she threatened legal action against the cast if they shared the NSFW video she had sent to Sandoval. 

But now it appears Leviss is ready to acknowledge the affair on a public scale. On Wednesday, March 8, the reality star and SUR waitress released an exclusive apology to Entertainment Tonight (something that did not sit well with fans judging from the comments section). Here's what she had to say about the cheating drama:

What does Raquel Leviss' statement say?

"I want to apologize for my actions and my choices foremost to Ariana, and to my friends and the fans so invested in our relationships. There is no excuse, I am not a victim and I must own my actions and I deeply regret hurting Ariana," Raquel Leviss wrote in her first official statement about the #Scandoval drama. 

Though she claims she's not a victim, the Vanderpump Rules star alleged that she has been physically assaulted and received death threats since news of the scandal broke. 

At this time, Leviss is "reflecting" on her choices and seeking counseling, but fans are still left with plenty of questions: Are Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss officially an item now? Will they be making an appearance at the Pump Rules reunion? How is Ariana taking all of this? What's going to happen now that the Bravo show's friend group has essentially been shattered? 

Read Raquel Leviss' full statement full below. (Any issues can be sent directly to Darryl!)

A new Tom Sandoval statement: what he has to say

Although the Schwartz and Sandy's bartender did offer a cryptic apology on Instagram on Sunday, March 5, he followed up with a more detailed apology on Wednesday, March 8, this time specifically acknowledging Ariana. 

"Most of all, I want to apologize to Ariana. I made mistakes, I was selfish, and made reckless decisions that hurt somebody I love," Sandoval posted on his Instagram page. 

You can have a look at Sandoval's full statement below:

This is definitely the biggest shakeup since Vanderpump Rules premiered 10 years ago. Time will tell what's next for the SUR fam!

Vanderpump Rules airs on Wednesdays at 9pm ET on Bravo and is available next-day on Peacock. Here's the intel on the Vanderpump Rules reunion

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