According to a Friday, September 1, TikTok video, the 41-year-old Vanderpump Rules star seemingly tried to intervene when a partygoer tossed both a drink and a floral centerpiece in the crowd.
After the man threw a glass of red wine at the event’s security guards, he ran toward a separate area of the room and picked up a gold chair. Sandoval can then be seen running into the frame, seemingly trying to de-escalate the situation. While a separate security guard restrained the man in his arms, he retained a grasp on the chair. Sandoval grabbed the other side of the seat, and they appeared to get into an aggressive tug-of-war over it.
TikTok user TheMeganPlays, who filmed the interaction, explained that she and her friend attended a party where the Pump Rules cast was filming. “A random guy started a fight with security, idk about what. He grabbed our centerpiece so,” she wrote underneath the post.
Megan further clarified on Saturday, September 2, that the man — who has not been identified — was not attacking Sandoval.
“We were just sitting at a table and this random guy came and he grabbed the centerpiece [of a] flower vase [and] chucked it at the security guard,” Megan recalled in a second video, speculating he probably wanted to get on camera during the Vanderpump Rules taping. “Then, Sandoval stepped in. I don’t think Sandoval was initially involved in the fight — that’s not what it seemed like.”
Megan further alleged that Vanderpump Rules producers “didn’t know what was going on” before the man was kicked out of the venue. Producers then shuffled the cast out of the room as well, and it is not known if the brawl continued elsewhere.
Sandoval has not yet publicly addressed the incident.