The feud between The Challenge stars Tori Deal and Amanda Garcia has been brewing for many seasons but it reached a peak earlier this week when Tori threatened to take legal action against Amanda after Amanda posted what Tori felt were libelous statements about her on social media.
Tori accused Amanda of defaming her character after Amanda inferred on Instagram Stories that Tori was a “steroid-injecting prostitute,” among other things.
Tori admitted to starting this round of the feud when she posted a cast photo for the just-announced season of ‘The Challenge: USA,’ which will feature both her and Amanda. However, Tori strategically placed a clown emoji over Amanda’s face, something that did not set well with Amanda, who headed to Twitter to respond.
“Sorry guys I just got off of work I didn’t realize that roided out monster was such a fan,” Amanda wrote. “Thanks for highlighting ME in your post loser hahahahaha… someone put [Tori’s] first cast photo [from her first ‘Challenge’ season] next to this one and tell me that bitch ain’t botched. Now that’s a f**kin clown hahahaha. We will see who’s the real clown at the end of this season. CAN’T WAITTTT.”
Amanda continued her tirade against Tori.
“I’d rather be a ‘clown’ than be a botched clout chaser who sucks old man d**k for money,” she continued.
When that didn’t get a response from Tori, Amanda hit a bit harder.
“A ‘children’s author’ who doubles as a steroid injecting prostitute….. UMMMM REWIND WE NEED TO PROTECT OUR KIDS FROM THIS MONSTER,” Amanda wrote.
A “children’s author” who doubles as a steroid injecting prostitute….. UMMMM REWIND WE NEED TO PROTECT OUR KIDS FROM THIS MONSTER
— MTV Amanda (@MTV_AMANDAG) July 11, 2023
Tori—who did, indeed, write a children’s book in 2020— finally responded to Amanda’s jabs, writing on Instagram Stories that she was going to take to her lawyer about what Amanda posted about her.
“There’s a difference between a clown face and defamation of character,” Tori wrote. “This is called ‘libel’ and it’s illegal.”
Amanda did not take down her tweets after Tori threatened legal action. In fact, on Wednesday, she continued her rant.
“Lesson of the year pt 1: don’t throw stones when you live in a glass house bitchhhhh,” Amanda wrote on Twitter. “Lesson of the year pt 2: Mess with the devil and you get the horns hunnnnttty.”
Amanda and Tori have disliked each other for years, with their feud really ramping up during the “Spies, Lies & Allies” season in 2021, during which Amanda called Tori out for being fake.
While the show was airing, Amanda tweeted, “Wait why is Tory laughing at Kelz talkin s**t to Josh? Fake friend alert.”
She also slammed Tori during an episode of Johnny Bananas’ podcast, Death, Taxes and Banana, stating that she thought Tori was mean to their “Final Reckoning” castmate, Derrick Henry.
“I hate someone that has to be the center of attention all the time and that has to be the funniest person and the loudest person in the room,” Amanda told Johnny.
“If she’s around this person, then she’ll dress and act like this thing. If she’s around this other person, she changes … I don’t like someone who can’t be consistent,” she elaborated.
Amanda shared this same sentiment about Tori during the “Spies, Lies and Allies” reunion.
“She’s always kind of been a chameleon, like every season she’s friends with different people, she’s not friends with that person, she has a new boyfriend,” Amanda said. “People can’t keep up with her and I don’t like someone that’s not consistently the same person every season.
Tori has not commented publicly on Amanda’s newest statements. However, ‘Challenge’ cast member Theo Campbell did respond to one of Amanda’s tweets.
“You’re the reason production has this new 2 hour sit down meeting about social media and safe guarding then…” he wrote.
You’re the reason production has this new 2 hour sit down meeting about social media and safe guarding then… 🤨🤨
— Theo Campbell (@theo_campbell91) July 12, 2023
Cory Wharton— who stars with Tori and Amanda on ‘The Challenge: USA’— also added his thoughts on the feud.
“Everyone take a seat we already have drama brewing,” he tweeted. “Amanda vs Tori!! Season hasn’t even started yet. This is going to be amazing. But remember we are all MTV [family] LMAO.”
Everyone take a seat we already have drama brewing ☕️
Amanda vs Tori !!!!
Season hasn’t even started yet this is going to be amazing 🤣
but remember we are all MTV 👨👩👦👦 lmao
— Cory Wharton (@CoryWharton) July 11, 2023