Former Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel recently avoided serious consequences for a sexual assault charge. He has also engaged in a long-term custody battle with Kathryn Dennis over their two children. We never hear too many positive things about T-Rav. Viewers remember his subtle gaslighting techniques and fondness for bourbon. While fans were once fond of the ex State Treasurer, reports about his alleged volatile personality and litigious nature have plagued him following his departure from the show that made him infamous.
Thomas ultimately plead guilty to the charges he faced, brought on by a former nanny. And although he avoided
jail severe penalties in that case, there is hope that it humbled him. Perhaps he learned a lesson. Maybe it released a gentler side of T-Rav? Well, don’t hold your breath. Thomas might be misunderstood, but he certainly isn’t being pleasant about explaining himself.
I just want to begin by saying even for the most jaded reality television drama lovers, this one is sketchy. Southern Charm star, Kathryn Dennis has been accused of many things. She had a problem with substance abuse and went to rehab. She has been accused of being an unfit mother by Thomas Ravenel. The courts disagreed and she was awarded 50/50 custody of her kids after a lengthy battle. The father of her children also accused Kathryn of conspiring against him with the victim of a now-settled sexual assault charge. Thomas admitted guilt and was forced to pay a fine.
Throughout all of these accusations, Kathryn has remained relatively low key. She lost her mother to cancer over the summer and ended her relationship with former boyfriend, Hunter Price. Aside from a couple of car accidents, which didn’t exactly help her reformed image, Kathryn generally stays under the radar. Until now, that is. In a very twisted turn of events, new allegations were lodged against Kathryn. But by all accounts, it has no chance of sticking.
were all right finally have some answers regarding the sexual assault trial that has plagued former Southern Charm star, Thomas Ravenel. In September 2018, Thomas was arrested. He was charged with assault and battery in the second degree. The charge stems from an incident that took place in January of 2015. While Thomas has faced other allegations of assault, this particular time it centered around the nanny of Thomas and Kathryn Dennis’ two children.
The victim accused Thomas of some truly heinous acts including, but not limited to, moderate bodily injury and touching her private parts and/or threatening to injure the victim. Since the assault, Thomas has bided his time with a custody fight for the children he shares with Kathryn. Thomas was finally able to address the sexual assault charges against him in September 2019. Apparently, we live in a society where a man can admit forced violation of a woman and walk by paying a fee less than someone’s monthly rent. Thomas entered a guilty plea and paid a $500 fine. If you have been scratching your head, wondering how in the hell this can happen, we have some details.
Can you believe it has been over a month since the finale of Southern Charm? Although it might not have been the most exciting season, it was still enjoyable spending time with the Charleston gang. We watched Cameran Eubanks grow into motherhood. Kathryn Dennis mostly laid low, in the midst of an ugly custody battle with ex Thomas Ravenel. Austen Kroll spent the season in relationship drama with Madison Lecroy. And Shep Rose, well, he somehow morphed into the world’s oldest, angriest frat boy.
Craig Conover had his share of ups and downs during Season 6. He began to move on from ex Naomie Olindo, but later revealed during the reunion that he had been battling a problem with Adderall. Despite Craig’s issues, he finally started to move forward with his pillow business, Sewing Down South. It was great to see him start to come into his own. Craig also just announced another venture into business, Mesu, a Mexican-sushi fusion restaurant in Charleston.
Lawd, will this ever end? Probably not, but the shabby moral behavior of others is what we’re here for! Thomas Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis began their doomed love affair on Southern Charm. Viewers watched their relationship produce two children and multiple headaches. These headaches include a bevy of nightmarish scenarios. We have a never-ending custody battle. A couple of ALLEGED sexual assault claims. And nonstop reports on various attempts at incriminating both parties. Sounds like a party, right?
Thomas eventually left the show, because you can’t exactly sue Bravo and continue filming. Thomas and his deep pockets subpoenaed everyone from Patricia Altschul to Andy Cohen in the custody dispute. I wouldn’t be surprised if he also tried to resurrect Kathryn’s dead hamster from when she was 12 to testify. After exhausting claims from both sides, Kathryn was eventually awarded joint custody in August of this year. A final ruling regarding the terms has yet to be determined, but little miss Kathryn just found an interesting nugget for the judge to entertain.
Naomie Olindo joined Southern Charm as Craig Conover’s girlfriend and a part-time cast member. Now, she’s in a new relationship and she’s a full-time cast member. It’s funny how things change sometimes.
However, it wasn’t actually Craig who initially approached Naomie about joining the cast. It was actually Southern Charm creator (and occasional Kathryn Dennis hookup) Whitney Sudler-Smith. And she claims that he wanted her on board from the very beginning. So, why did it take so long for her to join the cast?
Unfortunately, very few people are surprised by this one. Thomas Ravenel has avoided jail time for sexual assault. Another “victory” for the good ole boys.
While the Southern Charm viewers and the rest of the country are annoyed and perplexed by Thomas’ perceived power and ability to get out of trouble, he still has some influence in Charleston. Apparently.
Southern Charm viewers “met” Kathryn Dennis’s boyfriend Hunter Price during the Season 6 finale episode. We didn’t see too much of him, but we did get to witness Kathryn awkwardly suggest that her former flame Whitney Sudler-Smith and Hunter should play instruments together sometime. That is something I would like to see, for the awkwardness, not the music, of course.
Southern Charm fans who keep track of the show’s stars in between seasons were not surprised by Hunter’s appearance. Kathryn revealed that they were dating back in January. Well, now, they’re broken up allegedly. Not that this is something that Kathryn has confirmed herself. Actually, she recently instigated rumors of the exact opposite variety.