Lindsay Hubbard, Carl Radke compare Scandoval obsession to O.J. Simpson case

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“Summer House” stars Lindsay Hubbard and Carl Radke compared the obsession over Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss’ affair scandal to the 1994 O.J. Simpson murder trial.

“It was happening in real time kind of like the O.J. Simpson car chase,” Radke exclusively told Page Six at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards  Monday night, when asked about all the “Vanderpump Rules” drama that’s erupted over the past few weeks.

“People were tuning in live, you were picking up new information about this scandal like every day, every minute. And I don’t think I can remember anything quite like that.”

Lindsay Hubbard and Carl Radke talking on a red carpet
“Summer House” stars Lindsay Hubbard and Carl Radke compared fans keeping up with “Scandoval” to those obsessed with O.J. Simpson’s high profile murder trial.
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O.J. Simpson sitting on the stand
Radke explained that the two situations were similar in the sense that fans “were picking up new information about this scandal like every day.”
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Hubbard added that she felt like she was “gut punched” upon hearing the news about her fellow Bravolebrities on March 3.

Just like the famous Simpson trial, fans and celebs across the country quickly became obsessed with following every latest update on the scandal – and the obsession hasn’t seemed to stop.

“We were finding out a little nugget of new information every single day,” recalled Hubbard, who is close friends with several “Pump Rules” cast members. “I felt sick to my stomach.”

Lindsay Hubbard and Carl Radke posing on a red carpet
Hubbard said she felt “sick to my stomach” over the bombshell cheating scandal.
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Radke emphasized that he and his fiancée are “Team Ariana” – choosing to side with Ariana Madix over Sandoval, who cheated on his now-ex with Leviss.

“I feel really bad for [Ariana]. I mean, holy cow. It’s very messy, it’s very screwed up,” he said.

The reality stars also told Page Six that they met up with Katie Maloney for dinner just one day after she filmed the explosive Season 10 “Vanderpump Rules” reunion.

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“It’s very messy, it’s very screwed up,” Radke said of Sandoval’s affair.
Brock Davies, Scheana Shay, Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval, Andy Cohen, Lisa Vanderpump, James Kennedy, Raquel Leviss, Charli Burnett posing for a "Vanderpump RUles" reunion
Radke said Katie Maloney was in “good spirits” last Friday – one day after the explosive Season 10 reunion filmed.
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“She was in very good spirits, but I think it’s a lot,” Radke explained. “Nobody really understands what it’s like filming a reunion. I mean, reunions are a lot. It’s a long day, it’s emotional, there’s a lot there. So they survived it, it looked like … I can’t wait to watch it.”

Hubbard, 36, and Radke, 38, also teased who the two cast members were that Andy Cohen had to physically restrain during the volatile reunion.

“I asked Katie that, because I was like, ‘Who are these two people?’ And I don’t think it’s as surprising as that [initial] headline stated,” Hubbard told us. “I think it’s probably – you would guess it and I would guess it.”

Hubbard was referring to a source who previously told TMZ that the “Pump Rules” star who started the confrontation is “not someone you’d guess.”

A selfie of Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss
Leviss and Sandoval sent shockwaves through the Bravoverse earlier this month when their “full-on affair” was exposed.
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Meanwhile, former “Pump Rules” star Jax Taylor alleged that “brawls” nearly took place during the taping. He claimed it was Sandoval’s best friend, Tom Schwartz, who had to be separated.

“I have a feeling it’s the two boys … in fact, I know that ’cause I talked to [Schwartz],” Taylor told “Extra” Monday night.

However, Maloney seemed to laugh off Taylor’s claims by reacting to his interview with a simple “Lol” in the comments section of a Bravo fan account.

A selfie of Tom Sandoval and ARiana Madix
The “Vanderpump Rules” cast reunited on March 23 for the first time since “Scandoval.”
Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix dancing at Coachella
Sandoval and Leviss sat next to each other at the highly anticipated reunion.

Bravo has kept tight-lipped on exactly what went down at the taping, but they did reveal that Sandoval, 40, and Leviss, 28, were seated next to each other.

As for Simpson, the former NFL pro was acquitted for the murder of estranged wife Nicole Brown Simpson in 1995. The famous case was recently explored again in FX’s true crime series “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”

“Vanderpump Rules” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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