The custody battle between Thomas Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis rages on, following a brief period of cooperative co-parenting.
Earlier this week, The Sun reported that the latest court documents filed by Thomas make some scathing claims against Kathryn, with whom he shares daughter Kensie and son Saint. In the court docs, Thomas accused the Southern Charm star of drinking and using drugs so heavily during her pregnancy with Saint that it caused the five-year-old to be diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).
Thomas claims that, although he has taken Saint to speech and occupational therapy “for years to help combat his delays,” the boy is still falling behind his classmates at school. In additional, Thomas stated that Kathryn has done little to help their son catch up.
“Saint’s teachers gave them separate folders with extra work for their son to do at each parent’s house but apparently the ‘mom folder’ has ‘never been touched,'” The Sun reports, citing the documents filed by Thomas.
In October, Thomas filed for full custody of both children, requesting that Kathryn only have supervised visits with the kids. According to Thomas, this is due to Kathryn allegedly using drugs and neglecting the kids during her time with them.
While Kathryn and Thomas were able to reach a joint custody agreement in 2019, the court documents filed in October state that Thomas is claiming there have been some “changes” affecting the “health, safety and welfare” of the children, and he believes Kathryn has “relapsed and is no longer sober from illegal drugs.”
“We have a witness who observed Ms. Dennis do cocaine while having custody of the children; a witness who observed Ms. Dennis leave cocaine on an open dresser within reach of the children,” the document reads.
Kathryn denied those claims, stating in the court documents, “I do not use cocaine so naturally I have not left any out for our children to access.”
She also agreed to take a drug test as long as Thomas “pays for it and takes one as well.”
The court documents also accuses Kathryn of leaving Saint unattended, resulting in the child running “multiple times into a busy street” and sneaking out of the house more than once, at which point a bystander allegedly called the police.
In addition, Thomas claimed the kids come back smelly and tired from Kat’s house, and that they are often late for school while in Kathryn’s care. (Kathryn admitted to bringing Kensie to school late several times.)
“[Kathryn’s house is] filthy and unkempt,” Thomas wrote in the court docs. “When the children are picked up after their week with Kathryn, they are filthy, their hair is matted, they smell and they are unusually tired and irritable.”
(Kathryn responded to that claim as well, writing in court docs, “This is untrue. My children are always well dressed and clean when in my care and I am often complimented on how cute they look.”)
Still, Thomas believes Kathryn places the children in danger.
“Kathryn cannot be allowed to play Russian Roulette with our children’s lives,” he stated in the documents. “Unless the Court intervenes to protect Kensie and Saint, it is not a matter of ‘if,’ it is a matter of ‘when’ until something devastating happens to them while under Kathryn’s care.”
Kathryn did not respond to The Sun‘s request for comment on the latest claims Thomas made in court.