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Tom Schwartz once claimed Tom Sandoval forced him to kiss Raquel Leviss — while Sandoval and Leviss were already tangled up in a since-exposed affair.
“Oh, my God. [Sandoval] made me do it,” Schwartz told “ET Canada” in a newly resurfaced Feb. 7 interview at the “Vanderpump Rules” Season 10 premiere party.
“I didn’t want to do it,” he continued. “He’s like, ‘If you don’t do it, you’re a wussy.’ … He steamrolled me.”
At the time, Schwartz, 40, and Leviss, 28, were the center of attention for smooching at their co-star Scheana Shay’s wedding in August 2022.
The pair’s hookup didn’t sit right with Schwartz’s now-ex-wife, Katie Maloney, who felt uncomfortable with him hooking up with another cast member.
However, many other castmates — including Sandoval — were outspoken about their support for Schwartz and Leviss’ romance.
Fast-forward a few months, and Leviss has found herself in hot water once again — this time for her dalliance with Sandoval.
Last week, the 40-year-old’s longtime girlfriend, Ariana Madix, dumped him after finding out he had been cheating on her with the former beauty pageant queen since at least July 2022.
Madix, 37, was watching Sandoval’s cover band perform on March 1 when she stumbled upon a sexually explicit video of Leviss on his phone.
Both Leviss and Sandoval have since fessed up to their entanglement, yet fans — and the “Pump Rules” cast — have taken note of Schwartz’s silence.
Kristen Doute and Lala Kent slammed Schwartz in Friday’s episode of Shay’s “Scheananigans” podcast for not calling out Sandoval publicly.
“Tom Schwartz is a f–king p—y, and he needs to man up,” Doute, 40, said.
“It’s like, he can be honest with us in real time and texting, ‘I don’t stand for this’ or ‘I really feel this way,’ but he doesn’t do anything about it,” she continued.
While it’s unclear exactly how long Schwartz knew about his best friend’s infidelity, Doute claimed he found out “a month ago” and wanted the adulterous couple to come clean before they publicly “humiliated the hell” out of Madix.
Since the news broke on March 3, Bravo has resumed filming to capture the Scandoval fallout up until the highly anticipated reunion taping at the end of this month.
Follow Page Six’s coverage of ‘Scandoval’:
- Tom Sandoval, Raquel Leviss, Ariana Madix drama, explained
- How Ariana Madix found out about Tom Sandoval, Raquel Leviss’ affair
- Lisa Vanderpump reacts to Scheana Shay allegedly punching Raquel Leviss
- First photos of Raquel Leviss since affair bombshell
Things are expected to get heated between the cast, who have yet to all come face-to-face amid the drama.
“We need to have cages,” Shay, 37, said Friday about the reunion. “Everyone needs their own personal bodyguard because oof.”
Kent, 32, agreed, adding that “security will definitely be amped up.”
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