“It’s been a day. It hasn’t completely hit me yet,” Shay, 37, said on her “Scheananigans” podcast, which dropped a new episode on Friday, March 31, two days after her hearing. “I feel utterly exhausted [and] I’ll probably cry on this. It’s been a lot.”
The “Good as Gold” singer was present in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday, March 29, after Leviss, 28, had filed a temporary restraining order following their March 2 fight. Shay’s attorney, Neama Rahmani, later confirmed to Us Weekly that the former pageant queen had been absent at the hearing.
“When Rachel realized that she would lose in court and that she couldn’t just drop it, she decided to not show up at all,” Rahmani told Us in a Wednesday statement, using Leviss’ birth name. “We were prepared to expose Rachel’s lies, but instead she will have to live knowing that she betrayed two of her best friends: Scheana and Ariana [Madix].”
Leviss alleged in court docs that Shay had punched her — resulting in alleged bruises on her face — after learning about the California native’s affair with Tom Sandoval. (Sandoval, 40, had been in a longterm relationship with Madix, 37, at the time of his secret affair with Leviss.)
“No, I did not punch her,” Shay claimed to costar Lala Kent during Friday’s episode, which was taped on Wednesday hours after she left the courtroom. “We’ve established I can’t really form a fist with these nails.”
Kent, 31, quipped: “[It’s] scientifically impossible with those nails!”
Shay further explained that she had only shoved Leviss because she was so stunned by the affair revelation.
“There’s barkers and there’s biters in this group. And that night, I was a biter. I had no words because nothing was getting through to her,” Shay claimed. “When she touched me, I was just so enraged. I was just like, ‘Get off me! Get out of my space.’ I just needed her away from me in that moment.”
She added: “The fact that she had not a single tear, no remorse. She [later] sat at the reunion and did not shed one tear. I could not believe that, and that’s how she was that night.”
Leviss and the TomTom founder — who have both apologized to Madix for their actions — reunited with their Vanderpump Rules costars on March 23 to film the season 10 reunion.
“The cast was out of control and Lala Kent and James Kennedy went crazy,” a source exclusively told Us earlier this month, revealing Scandoval was a central topic of conversation at the upcoming special. “James took on Tom Sandoval while Lala took on Raquel Leviss and they both just lit them on fire and burned them alive with their shade. Lala and James literally screamed at Raquel and Tom for hours.”
Scroll below for more of Shay’s biggest “Scheananigans” revelations about her feud with Leviss: