Former ‘Southern Charm’ Star Thomas Ravenel To Stand Trial For Sexual Assault & Battery Case Involving His Children’s Former Nanny

“Just curious… does the prison have a polo team? Asking for a friend…”

Thomas Ravenel might not be heading back to Southern Charm, but he will be heading to court!

According to local Charleston, South Carolina, newspaper The Post and Courier, a judge ruled Monday that the sexual assault and battery case against the former ‘Southern Charm’ star will move forward and go to trial. A trial date has yet to be set, though. 

The case stems from an incident The Ashley previously told you about, in which Thomas’ former nanny (known as “Nanny Dawn” to fans of the show) claimed that Thomas assaulted her several years ago.

In May, Dawn—- the first nanny employed by Thomas and his ex Kathryn Dennis to care for their children, Kensie and Saint—- alleged that Thomas had sexually assaulted her in January 2015 inside his home. 

“While inside the location, the defendant undressed and made sexual advances on the victim,” according to an affidavit obtained by Us Weekly. 

The affidavit gave new, shocking details of what Nanny Dawn says went down during the alleged incident.

“The defendant grabbed the victim’s hand and placed it on his penis before attempting to [remove] the victim’s clothing. While attempting to remove the victim’s clothing, the victim’s underwire bra cut into her skin and her shirt wrapped around her neck, which caused the victim to struggle to breathe.

Nanny Dawn claims she then “crouched down to the ground to try and prevent further assault” before Thomas allegedly “put his penis in her face,” according to the document.

“During the assault, the woman reported that she suffered injuries to her chest, neck and upper thighs,” The Post and Courier reported, adding that the victim had taken photos of her injuries.

In September, Thomas was arrested on charges of second-degree assault and battery, which police confirmed at the time were linked to the allegations made in May by Nanny Dawn. 

“I still have time to get my white jeans pressed and starched before heading to court, right?”

This week’s ruling to proceed with a trial was made after a preliminary hearing which Thomas (whose attendance was not mandatory) was not present for. 

Thomas is facing a charge of second-degree assault and battery—a misdemeanor that carries up to three years in prison. 

Bravo has confirmed that Thomas will no longer appear on ‘Southern Charm.’

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(Photos: Bravo) 

3 Responses

  1. Im confused as to why it isn’t SEXUAL Assault?? Seems like maybe some string were pulled to keep him off the registry.

  2. I believe the nanny, and I hope that he faces some real consequences this time…his privileged ass has gotten away with so much stuff in the past, it’s about time he’s held accountable. Oh and Ashley’s not coming back to the show! Thank God.

  3. I believe every word. I watch this show and there is not one minute of screen time with him in it that didn’t skeeve me out. The dude is an arrogant, misogynist douche who really thinks he’s hot s**t because of his last name, well guess what cupcake bubba’s in prison don’t like rapists no matter what their last names are.

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