‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Tom Sandoval Threatens To Stop Filming After Scene With Raquel Leviss (Exclusive)

Tom Sandoval drew a line in the sand with the producers of Vanderpump Rules, ET learned.

The aspiring musician filmed a scene with Raquel Leviss following explosive allegations that the two co-stars had an affair for months behind Ariana Madix’s back.

A source told ET: “Tom wasn’t happy with how the scene went with Raquel and felt like it was going to paint him in a negative light. He told the producers he would like refilming the scene, but the producers weren’t ‘I didn’t,’ the source adds, ‘Tom told production he wouldn’t shoot Vanderpump Rules again if they didn’t listen to him.’

In a since-deleted Tweet, the former Vanderpump Rules Star Jax Taylor says Sandoval refuses to film.

A source close to the production told ET that there are plans to film with Tom again later this week.

News of Sandoval and Leviss’ alleged affair first broke earlier this month, with a source telling ET that there have been “too many instances of Ariana feeling like Tom was disrespectful and that she finally ended things.”

“The Tom and Raquel incident has created a major split in the group with almost everyone against Tom and Raquel,” another source told ET of the alleged affair, which is believed to have lasted for months. “The band feels like Tom went through some sort of midlife crisis, with his band forming and acting out sometimes. The girls rally around Ariana, but know that over time , she’ll be fine.”

Another source told ET, “Tom and Raquel are filming as a couple. What they’ve been filming so far, they look like a boyfriend and a girlfriend.” The source adds, “Tom’s ex, Kristen Doute, has been having conversations about returning to acting amid the scandal and she wants to support Ariana in any way Ariana wants.”

Today, Leviss sent legal letters to the Vanderpump Rules discard. After People reported that Ariana Madix learned of Tom Sandoval’s alleged affair with Leviss by discovering an NSFW video of her on his phone, a source told ET that Leviss was sending legal letters to his co-stars regarding the video.

“Raquel sent legal letters to several of her cast members,” the source said. “There were a few variations of the letter depending on their involvement.”

“Raquel also sent a letter to Tom Sandoval, letting him know not to show the video or distribute it, as well as to delete it,” adds the source. “Raquel hopes this letter will stop anyone from sharing or posting the video.”

TMZ was the first to report Leviss’ legal letters.

ET obtained a copy of the letter that Leviss’ legal team sent to Sandoval, which reads in part: “We understand that recently you and Ms. Leviss had an intimate exchange on Facetime, which you recorded without permission of Ms. Leviss. California is a so-called “bipartisan consent” state, and therefore such recording is illegal in California and could potentially subject you to civil and criminal penalties. Please further note that any distribution of this recording would violate multiple California laws.”

ET contacted Bravo and Sandoval.

The cast of Vanderpump Rules is set to film their reunion within the next two weeks.


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