AceShowbiz - Raquel Leviss offered a proof of the aftermath of the alleged assault involving "Vanderpump Rules" co-star Scheana Shay. The former pageant beauty shared shocking images of the injuries in court documents, which were obtained by Page Six on Wednesday, March 7.
The picture saw a make-up free Raquel with black-and-blue marks on her face and a cut on her eyebrow. The reality TV star claimed that her former friend "punched" her in the face, causing an injury to her left eye. Aside from the visible injuries, she claimed that she also has "blurred vision" and "swelling" to her left eye.
Raquel, who recently filed a restraining order against Scheana, additionally said that Scheana has not apologized for the incident. Instead, Scheana allegedly threatened to "do it again" if she found out that more emotional distress was put upon Ariana Madix, their co-star and ex-girlfriend of Tom Sandoval.
On the same day, Raquel issued an apology amid backlash over her affair with Tom. "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," the 28-year-old said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday.
"There is no excuse. I am not a victim, and I must own my actions, and I deeply regret hurting Ariana," she continued. "I am reflecting on my choices, speaking to a counselor and I am learning things about myself such as my patterns of codependency and addiction to being and feeling loved."
She added, "I have sought emotional validation through intimate connections that are not healthy without regard for my own well-being, sometimes negatively affecting others and often prioritizing the intimate connection over my friendships. I am taking steps to understand my behavior and make healthier choices."
In her statement, Raquel also claimed that she has been "physically assaulted, lost friendships, received death threats and hate emails in addition to having had my privacy violated" since the news of the scandal broke last week, referencing a sexually explicit video that she recently accused her co-stars of spreading. "I have begun counseling to end my unhealthy behavioral cycle, learn to set stronger emotional boundaries and learn to protect my mental health," she said.
"I don't expect sympathy, understanding or forgiveness. Right now I must focus on my own health and well-being, and as I strive to be a better person moving forward, I will prioritize my mental health and learn from my mistakes," she concluded.