“Hey, I completely understand and deserve your anger and disappointment with me, but please keep Schwartz, my friends and family out of this situation…” Sandoval wrote, asking fans to leave his best. friend and business partner, Tom Schwartz, out of this situation. the drama. “Schwartz only discovered this very recently and certainly did not condone my actions.”

“It was a very personal thing,” Sandoval said.

The 39-year-old reality star also urged fans to leave their bar out of it and stressed that his business partners and employees had done nothing wrong.

“I am so sorry that my partners, Greg, Brett and Schwartz and our employees have to suffer for my actions,” he wrote before signing. “I will take a step back and take a break out of respect for my employees and partners. I need time to sort out everything else. Sorry for everything.”

On their official Instagram page, Schwartz and Sandy’s also posted a message asking fans to take a step back. “In light of the latest news, we appreciate the many words of support, but we also understand the outpouring of outrage that has been directed at our company,” their message read. “However, those of us who are not famous have poured their time, heart and money into making this restaurant a reality.”

The message included kind words for Madix. “We too are disappointed with the current situation, as Ariana has always been a good friend and a great supporter of the restaurant”, can we read.

“We appreciate that you may feel a certain way, but please understand that the livelihoods of others also depend on this activity,” the post read. “There are many more people involved in this place than Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz. Our staff, from waitresses and bartenders to cooks and dishwashers, have nothing to do with this unfortunate situation. Please take into consideration that the One-time negative comments don’t just affect the person you might be mad at.”

“Our goal has always been to create a place where our community can come and enjoy a fun atmosphere with great food and friendly service and we intend to continue to focus on that effort,” the statement concluded.

Speaking again on Wednesday, Sandoval shared a second personal message on his Instagram account, in which he apologized to “everyone I’ve hurt.”