Rachel Leviss talks about her lawsuit, responds to Lisa Vanderpump

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Even though she didn't come back for season 11 of Vanderpump Rules, Rachel (Raquel) Leviss and Lisa Vanderpump's back and forth has been seriously heating up. On her most recent episode of Rachel Goes Rogue, Rachel gave a small insight into her podcast and responded to Lisa Vanderpump's comments about her.

Why are Lisa Vanderpump and Rachel Leviss fighting?

In case you missed it: Rachel Leviss previously slammed her ex-boss Lisa Vanderpump for worrying about Tom Sandoval's mental health post-Scandoval and claimed that LVP has never cared that much about a woman. In response, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star fired back by saying that if Rachel wanted to work things out, coming back to VPR would've been a better venue than starting a podcast.

In addition to their comments back and forth about each other, Vanderpump had previously commented on Rachel Leviss' ongoing lawsuit against Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval.

Vanderpump spoke to TMZ and when asked about the lawsuit said, "That’s ridiculous. I think if you don’t want to have somebody share your porn, then don’t send it to your best friend’s boyfriend." When the TMZ cameraman clarified that the video in question had been illegally recorded and shared without Leviss' consent, Vanderpump said it's still "inappropriate."

Rachel Leviss calls Lisa Vanderpump's comments "propaganda"

On the March 11 episode of Rachel Goes Rogue, Rachel Leviss said that she's been receiving comments echoing Lisa Vanderpump's comments about recording videos to send to her best friend's boyfriend, despite the fact that, as shared by the TMZ cameraman, that isn't what the lawsuit is about.

"I was like, 'Oh, she didn't read the brief.' But then insiders told me, 'Oh no, she knows exactly what she's doing. She's saying this statement for the press to pick up this certain story.' I've even gotten a few comments being like, 'Oh well, you shouldn't have sent that video to your best friend's boyfriend.' So I think it does seem to work for the propaganda on her part."

Although Rachel Leviss said she can't say too much about the lawsuit currently, since it's an ongoing legal issue, she said that she would like to have her attorneys as guests on her podcast so they can discuss as much of the lawsuit as they can.

Why did it take Rachel Leviss so long to decide to sue Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix?

After directly calling out Lisa Vanderpump for allegedly crafting a specific narrative about the lawsuit, she went on to say that she didn't know the video in question had been recorded until it was already out.

"It took a long time to really decide if I'm going to press charges or not and I felt like it was important to bring this up and press, well, not press charges, this isn't a criminal lawsuit."

"My privacy was violated in a very intimate unsuspecting way and it is embarrassing and not something I’m proud of at all," she said after saying that this lawsuit is coming nearly a year post-Scandoval because it took her so long to decide to open the civil case against Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix.