The 28-year-old has been slammed by fans over her past affair with Tom, who was previously in a relationship with her friend Ariana Madix. In a recent interview for Bethenny Frankel’s Just B podcast, Raquel shared behind-the-scenes info concerning the scandal, and she seemingly placed production in a negative light.
Speaking with TMZ, Lisa shared that Raquel’s “team kind of texted and emailed us” while she was in the “facility,” as Lisa “wanted to make sure she was in a good place.”
She went on to say, “I was gonna do like a one-on-one [scene] with her … She talked about [wanting to come back]. The team reached out, but in the end, I think she decided not to.”
Lisa also shadily stated, “The cast don’t really, you know, they don’t really believe anything she says. So there’s no point…”
“I did speak to her, and we talked about doing a one-on-one,” reiterated Lisa, who wanted the scene to spotlight Raquel’s personal growth. “I don’t know [why she’s not coming back]. I don’t really understand anything she does.”
When asked if Pump Rules will be successful without Raquel, Lisa answered, “It was successful before her, before she wanted to join and hooked up with James.”
She also found it “hilarious” that Raquel claimed Tom was offered a producer spot.
“No, he’s not going to be a producer. I’m executive producer and creator of the show and I never heard that before, but I don’t really understand anything she says.”