Vanderpump Rules stars doubt Rachel Leviss will return in time for Season 11…while the rest of the cast, including ‘Scandoval’ partner Tom Sandoval, work on their own storylines
Rachel Leviss may not show up for Season 11 of the Vanderpump Rules.
While the other cast members go about their business, the consensus on set is that Rachel won’t be returning just yet, according to TMZ.
The 28-year-old has not been seen since last season’s emotional reunion.
Almost immediately after the three free episodes were taped, the former beauty queen checked into a mental health facility, where she spent months trying to process the devastation caused by her affair with fellow cast member Tom Sandoval, 40.
According to the outlet, sources close to the show say Rachel hasn’t recorded anything solo or with other cast members.
No show?: Rachel Leviss may not show up for season 11 of the Vanderpump Rules as production continues with other cast members in Los Angeles
Insiders also say that none of the cast members have contacted Rachel, except for Sandoval, whose actions contributed to the massive rift on the show.
The sources claim that the mindset on set is that Rachel may have been advised by her therapists to keep her distance from the environment that led to her current situation.
Reps for Rachel were reportedly “talking” to Bravo about her role on the network, insisting that her mental health should be paramount in a potential return to the hit show.
Former Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel, along with other former reality stars NBC and Bravo, the networks that produce VPR and the Housewives shows, have recently been accused of “gross and depraved assault” on her stars.
DailyMail.com has obtained a copy of a new bombshell letter sent to the networks accusing them of “covering up sexual assault, endorsing revenge porn, exploiting minors and refusing mental health care.”
The explosive letter addressed to Bravo Media, E! and CNBC, which are jointly controlled by NBCUniversal, argue that the networks’ widespread reality TV universe is the reason stars’ alleged suffering “has been hidden for far too long.”
“Judgment Day has arrived,” the letter began, accusing network executives of deliberately harming the mental health of cast members by dousing them with alcohol and depriving them of food and sleep.
When stars complained, they were reportedly denied mental health treatment despite signs that they were struggling, the letter said.
The networks are also accused of exploiting minors by not paying them despite long-term appearances on the shows.
Sources told DailyMail.com that there have been more than 100 emails from talent, producers and various showrunners about the issues described in the letter.
Showrunners were also charged with distributing or condoning “the distribution of non-consensual pornography” — or so-called “revenge porn” — and concealing “sexual assault.”
Scandoval: Rachel’s fling with Tom Sandoval, 40, who had been with fellow castmate Ariana Madix for nine years, caused a huge rift among the cast
Reunion: Rachel checked into a mental health facility almost immediately after season 10’s explosive reunion was shot and hasn’t been seen on set since
No contact: TMZ reported that sources told them none of the VPR cast have contacted Rachel except Tom Sandoval
Explosive letter: Former Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel joined other former reality stars in accusing NBC and Bravo of “gross and depraved assault” towards its stars. The networks have denied the allegations (pictured in New York in November 2022)
At the end of their alleged ordeal, stars were also not allowed to leave their shows, “even under appalling conditions.”
The allegations come months after former NBC Universal CEO Jeff Shell was fired following a sexual harassment investigation that arose when a female employee filed a complaint against him.
NBCUniversal has denied the allegations, telling Dailymail.com, “Initially, we require our third-party production partners to have appropriate workplace policies and training.”
“When complaints are brought to our attention, we work with our manufacturing partners to ensure that appropriate timely action is or has been taken, including investigations, medical and/or psychological support, and other corrective actions that may be warranted, such as personnel changes . ‘