Lisa Vanderpump Applauds After Claiming She Paid Raquel to Have an Affair: ‘They’re Doing It All By Theirself’

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Lisa Vanderpump took to Twitter on Wednesday, March 15 to push back Teddi Mellencampclaims she paid Raquel Leviss have an affair with Tom Sandoval!okay no…#PumpRestaurant will be open normally…#fake-news”, she tweeted. “Oh and no, I didn’t pay the actors to sleep together for the grades #pumprules they do it on their own…#fake-news Have a nice day everyone.

Lisa Vanderpump
Lisa Vanderpump (Bravo)

Teddi previously suggested it during an appearance on Melissa Gorgathe podcast of On display. “She probably paid Raquel to do this,” she said at the time of the massive cheating scandal that left everyone Vanderpump Rules throw in an uproar. For those catching up, Tom’s ex Ariana Madix reportedly found an intimate video of Raquel on Tom’s phone, ending their long-standing relationship earlier this month.

Tom apologized for the affair via social media. “I want to first and foremost apologize to everyone I’ve hurt during this process,” he wrote via Instagram on March 8. “Above all, I want to apologize to Ariana. I made mistakes, was selfish, and made reckless decisions that hurt someone I love. No one deserves to feel this pain. so traumatically and publicly.

In no time, the news exploded, with Raquel filing a restraining order against Ariana’s best friend Scheana Shay and accusing him of punching her in the face about it – an accusation Scheana vehemently denies. “This case is an invention of a known liar and a cheater who betrayed all his relatives. Scheana never hit Raquel, period,” Scheana’s attorney said in a March 9 statement to HollywoodLife through a publicist.

Raquel Leviss
Raquel Leviss (Shutterstock)

As for Lisa’s business arrangements with Tom, she opened up about it on the March 8 episode of Watch what happens live with Andy Cohen. When asked if she would buy TomTom bar’s share due to the intense backlash from the scandal, the 62-year-old reality icon admitted that the dynamics have already changed.

“Well, you’re going to see something in the meeting that the dynamic has changed,” she said. “We haven’t really discussed that. Hmm, no. They are my partners. I will stay with them unless they need the money.

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