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Raquel Leviss addressed why she’s suing Ariana Madix, known as her actions “illegal,” and shaded Vanderpump Guidelines for persevering with to convey her up as a “storyline.”

Raquel lately claimed ex Tom Sandoval screen-recorded an intimate video of her amid their affair, whereas he was nonetheless in a relationship with Ariana. Raquel is suing Tom for allegedly recording the video with out her consent, and he or she’s suing Ariana for allegedly distributing it.

On her Rachel Goes Rogue podcast, the star addressed her lawsuit towards Ariana.

“Choosing to take legal action was not something that I chose lightly,” she defined. “I really had to weigh all of the pros and cons, and one of the cons was [the] public’s reaction to it. I saw this coming, and that’s just something that I had to debate and realize that if I want to seek legal action against Tom, then I also have to seek legal action against Ariana.”

She went on to say, “What I did was not morally right, but recording and distributing a video is also not right. So you know, there are two separate instances. One is illegal. So that’s hard.”

Raquel defined she feels “guilty” for probably inflicting extra ache.

“But then I also take a look at like what I’ve been through, and I’ve been through a lot, and I just don’t think that it’s right or fair or just,” she added. “If we’re all out to hold each other accountable, then I guess I’m doing the same.”

The star then addressed the criticism that she’s persevering with to debate Pump Guidelines.

“I would like to stay away from Vanderpump Rules. Unfortunately, this show is still bringing me up as a topic of discussion and as a storyline point,” she mentioned. “So it’s only natural for me to want to not only defend myself, but share my experience with this because there’s more to the story just than this black and white, ‘This is a villain, this is a hero, and that’s it.’ It’s way more nuanced than that.”

Although she selected to cease being an “active participant” on the present, Raquel mentioned the sequence is “bringing me in involuntarily.”

“I have no choice what they say about me,” she defined. “But with time, I will be removed from Vanderpump Rules. And I honestly don’t feel like I am missing the cast members of Vanderpump Rules. I think I’m sharing things honestly and being reflective of my relationships that I’ve had with certain people from more of a healed place.”

“Having my own podcast is part of what makes me feel so empowered today, that I get to reclaim my narrative,” she added. “I get to — as much as possible — take away, you know, Vanderpump Rules’ power to create whatever narrative they want about me, which they’re doing anyway … I feel like it’s very unrealistic to expect somebody to completely disconnect and disassociate from [something] that has been so integral into their development of who they are today.”

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