AceShowbiz - Scheana Shay's attorney set the record straight. According to attorney Neama Rahmani, the "Vanderpump Rules" star never punched co-star Raquel Leviss during an alleged confrontation over her affair with Ariana Madix's then-boyfriend Tom Sandoval in New York City last week.
In a statement released on Thursday, March 9, Neama said, "This case is a fabrication by a known liar and a cheat who has betrayed everyone close to her. Scheana never punched Rachel, period."
"The supposed dark markings around her left eye have been there for months," she continued. "Neither Scheana nor other cast members want anything to do with Rachel going forward. The judge has only heard a one-sided account of what happened, and we look forward to presenting the full and true story at the March 29 hearing."
Supporting the claims, Kael Ramsey Ackerson, a close pal of many "Vanderpump Rules" stars, took to Instagram to share his take on Raquel's purported injuries that she claimed were inflicted by Scheana. "Sooooo I've tried to stay out of this whole thing but one thing we're not about to do is lie," he wrote alongside pictures of Raquel taken before March 1, when the alleged incident took place.
"All these photos were before #wwhl and in all of these this so-called 'black eye' was present @raquelleviss this is not how you treat family but again everything comes to light," he added. "I can't sit back and watch [Raquel] create narratives to save [her] own a** while trying to bring someone else down as a deflection."
Singer Tori Keeth, who is also friends with the cast, also blasted Raquel for lying. "What you've done is disgusting enough. But to LIE about a black eye?" she wrote. "Come on Raquel, we're not stupid. You are. You've had this black eye since BEFORE you were 'supposedly' punched."
"Kept quiet because the internet was already handling you. But now you decided to f**k with scheanas life," she penned in a follow-up post. "This is a sad attempts to take the heat off of your despicable actions. Drop the victim card raquel. We all see right through you. Damn you really think you know somebody."
Raquel recently shared pictures of her bruised eyes in court documents. 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 further 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. The images arrived after Raquel filed a restraining order against Scheana.