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Southern Charm: Is Ashley Jacobs Really an Escort?

Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel’s girlfriend Ashley Jacobs’ last attack on Kathryn Dennis clearly didn’t endear her to the rest of the cast.

In fact, in the finale episode, different members of the cast enjoyed tossing around a juicy rumor about Ashley. It even got brought up to her face.

Is Ashley Jacobs an escort?

It was Naomie Olindo who brought it up, teasing that “There’s an awkward rumor” about Thomas Ravenel’s girlfriend, Ashley Jacobs.

Cameron Eubanks asks “She’s pregnant? … She’s an escort?” It’s clear that he has already heard this rumor.

The rumor, we learn, allegedly originated in Santa Barbara, where Jacobs originates.

Kathryn Dennis, of course, got wind of it, and says: “Naomi apparently heard this rumor about Ashley being, like, an escort. I’m not being mean. I’m just throwing that out here. …”

 And Thomas Ravenel’s ex and the mother of his children has some thoughts on the matter.

“Regardless,” Ashley continues. “I’ve heard from several people and I f–king believe it.”

It’s no surprise to any Southern Charm viewers that Ashley doesn’t think much of Kathryn.

“She’s so delusional,” Ashley says of her boyfriend’s baby mama while speaking to Jennifer Snowden.

“You know what she says?” Ashley asks rhetorically. “I don’t think about you, I don’t talk about you.’”

Ashley keeps right on going, asking: “But you know what I want to say?”

“Every night you go to bed and lay your head on your pillow,” Ashley imagines. “You think about how Ashley Jacobs is winning.”

it is very difficult to imagine that Kathryn thinks anything of the sort at any time of day.

Austen Kroll actually brought up the rumor to Ashley’s face.

“Women can be nasty,” Austen says. “But they’re like, ‘I think Ashley is an escort.”

Interesting to blame an entire gender for nastiness when you’re the one bringing up a juicy rumor, my dude.

“That’s not true,” Thomas Ravenel insists. “That’s absurd!”

“I don’t know,” Austen admits when Ashley asks if he believes that she’s really a nurse. “How would I know? I’ve never seen you do anything than spend his money.”

If Austen hadn’t wanted to stir up drama, he wouldn’t have brought it up. And he definitely wouldn’t have pretended to doubt that she’s even a nurse.

“The factors are you’re not working,” Austen explains. “[Thomas] is paying for everything and then you said you would date Shep or I if we were older.”

Yikes.

“Obviously,” Austen explains. “As guys, it’s guy code to be like, ’T, you sure this girl has the right priorities?’”

Ashley Jacobs, Thomas Ravenel, Kathryn Dennis

At the end of the finale, Kathryn and Ashley go head to head after Ashley crosses some lines.

“Don’t forget that your kids were taken away from you,” Ashley taunts Kathryn. “Don’t forget that. Someday they are going to want to know why.”

“All you are is a gold digger, no one f–king likes you, including your boyfriend,” Kathryn replies. “It’s all in your head.”

“I’m not going anywhere so get used to this, okay?” Ashley says. “I am the best thing that has happened to him and he is the best thing to have happened to me.”

“Why is he miserable then?” Kathryn asks. “Why is he depressed?”

“My boyfriend can’t stand you,” Ashley insists. “I have to hear about this all the time.”

Since this was filmed, contrary to Ashley’s assertions, Kathryn and Thomas were shown on social media getting along just fine as they coparented.

Obviously, there’s no shame in someone being a sex worker of any kind, but we haven’t actually seen anything to suggest that Ashley is an escort.

Instead, Ashley seems to be a nurse. Oh, and a golddigger.

The real issue here is that people just don’t seem to like Ashley — if anything, her feud with Kathryn has made people like Kathryn more.

Ashley also doesn’t feud well on camera — you can see her becoming flustered and, as Kathryn says, childish as she tries to deflect criticisms. It doesn’t play well.

If more people liked Ashley, then this rumor wouldn’t matter to them.

Instead, they’re having a lot of fun with a piece of fake news. If she were making a better impression, they’d probably be tripping over themselves to defend her.

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Southern Charm: How Much Are the Stars Paid?

Southern Charm is one of Bravo's most captivating shows.

These wealthy southerners in Charleston, South Carolina air their dirty laundry before the cameras.

Their drama, their escapades, their lifestyles, and their ridiculous personalities make for some amazing entertainment.

But how much, exactly, do the stars of Southern Charm actually get paid for their trouble?

A lot of them make the same amount, but there are a few special cases worth mentioning. And, thanks to a report by RadarOnline, we have the details.

Check it out:

1. Starring on a reality show is work

Southern charm cast photo
The Southern Charm cast already have money. Like Real Housewives, the cast is chosen in part for its affluence. But how much do you have to pay a group of dramatic rich people to air their dirty laundry?

2. How much is, say, Chelsea Meissner paid?

Chelsea meissner
According to RadarOnline, ALL of the stars of Southern Charm are paid the same, flat rate of $ 25,000. But it’s a little complicated for a few of them.

3. So … what is that, per season?

Cameran eubanks
Southern Charm airs 15 episodes per season. So at $ 25,000 for a single episodes, that’s $ 375,000 in a season. Not bad for Cameran Eubanks and her costars, though some Real Housewives rake in over $ 1 million per season.

4. Yes, this even applies to Craig Conover

Craig conover
Conover, who talks like a frat guy at times … and acts like a frat guy at times … is a reformed playboy who is back to his old tricks again. He is paid $ 25,000 per episode to just be himself on camera.

5. Kathryn Dennis is in the same boat

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She makes $ 25,000. But a couple of others, however, are special cases.

6. Shep Rose is where things get complicated

Shep rose
Don’t get us wrong, Shep makes the same $ 25,000 per episode as everyone else. BUT he also has something else going for him, and we don’t just mean his inexplicable Owen Wilson vibe.

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Southern Charm Cast: We’re Never Filming With Thomas Ravenel Again!

Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel has been accused of sexual assault by two different women.

Ravenel will not be at the reunion special, leaving many fans to praise Bravo for finally addressing the accusations.

… But did the cast force their hand? Because apparently members of the Southern Charm cast are unwilling to film scenes with Ravenel.

According to Fit News, Thomas Ravenel’s Southern Charm costars are way too creeped out by the allegations to want to share a room with him.

“Several cast members made it clear they would no longer feel comfortable filming scenes with the 55-year-old playboy.”

That sounds like an issue that extends beyond the reunion.

Reports say that Bravo reached the same conclusion.

“As an explanation about why Thomas was not at the reunion, the network planned to announce that the former politician was not returning to the series, but that information leaked last week.”

Apparently, cast members were quick to share that Ravenel gave them the heebie-jeebies.

“Before the production company made the decision to pull the plug on Thomas’ invite to the reunion, at least two cast members had said they didn’t want to participate if Ravenel was attending.”

We don’t know which cast members spoke out.

The accusations against Ravenel are currently being investigated by the Charleston Police Department and by Southern Charm‘s production company, Haymakers.

There were reports that the cast is remaining tight-lipped in public because of either stern warnings or potentially even gag orders issued from Bravo.

(To be clear, Bravo is not accused of trying to obstruct justice, just of trying to keep its cast from potentially making a bad PR situation worse)

However, there are suggestions — rumors, really — that Bravo plans to lift all of that for the reunion special.

Ravenel won’t be there, and his costars can say what they really think of him and what he is accused of having done.

But, at this point, Ravenel not being invited to the reunion is almost a side note.

Those reports — alleged leaks — that he won’t be featured on Southern Charm anymore may be a bigger deal.

(And no, despite the intense drama of his girlfriend Ashley Jacobs’ recent attack on Kathryn Dennis, this isn’t because his absence may change the dynamic)

If Bravo is taking this step to remove him, that means that they’re taking these allegations seriously.

One wonders what the internal investigation has uncovered. What the police investigation has uncovered.

The public knows that Ravenel is accused of assaulting the mother of a real estate agent.

He is also accused of assaulting his former nanny, Nanny Dawn, in a room very close to that in which his young daughter was sleeping.

Others have come forward to describe alarming behavior that they witnessed.

So … is there more?

Fans and viewers will be particularly interested to hear what Ravenel’s ex and baby mama, Kathryn Dennis, has to say.

Though the two have been getting along better recently as part of coparenting efforts, this is serious business.

It seems likely that Kathryn Dennis will try to amend their custody arrangement in light of it.

Because of custody concerns and the shared children, she may mitigate her words about Ravenel at the reunion.

But … it will still be very interesting to hear whatever she has to say.

But even if the entire Southern Charm cast is unanimous in their condemnation of Ravenel …

(They almost certainly will not be — they have many opinions, many of them are argumentative, and that everything that makes them entertaining as reality stars would also make them a terrible jury)

… That won’t mean much except where it influences the opinion of fans.

If Ravenel’s accusers are hoping for justice, the opinions of prosecutors in Charleston will matter more than what any reality star thinks.

Sexual assault is notoriously difficult to prove, in part because the evidentiary system was designed when women were effectively property, and so investigators and potentially prosecutors will have their work cut out for them.

If it is true that Ravenel has been removed from the series, some fans may cry foul, saying that he hasn’t been proven guilty. That would be true; Ravenel has always denied that he has assaulted any woman.

But Bravo has to consider whether or not they want one of their most successful reality series to feature a man accused of sexual assault. How many viewers want to watch a man that at least some of them believe is a monster?

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Southern Charm Cast Reacts to Ashley Jacobs’ Attack on Kathryn Dennis: WATCH!

Southern Charm may be entertaining, but it doesn't always live up to its name. 

On the most recent episode, the explosion of hostility that Ashley Jacobs unleashed on Kathryn Dennis was enough to have viewers holding their breath. And the aftermath of that fight was just as nuts.

Relive it all in this video compilation, and take a look at how even Kathryn's detractors are raving about how she stayed cool under pressure.

Thomas ravenel and ashley jacobs

Thomas Ravenel is accused of sexual assault by two different women. The latest episode of Southern Charm, filmed some time ago, is probably not going to help anyone's image of the man.

His new girlfriend, Ashley Jacobs, unleashed verbal hell on his ex, Kathryn Dennis — who is also the mother of his two young children.

In particular, Ashley fixated on Kathryn's alleged shortcomings as a parent, claiming that she spends more time with the kids than Kathryn, their mother, does.

Thomas did nothing, but later unleashed his own rage at Chelsea Meissner, lunging at her and telling her to "shut the f–k up."

(You can see that clip at the end of the video that we included)

Kathryn somehow worked up the resolve and strength of character to remain cool under pressure.

Viewers were absolutely dumbstruck by the tirade.

Chrissy teigen tweets about southern charm

There is no better example of how Southern Charm viewers felt than these tweets by superfan Chrissy Teigen.

"@ShepRose that was the meanest s–t I’ve ever heard said on reality television. I don’t know how @KathrynDennis did it! I’d be in jail."

It's impressive that anyone could sit there and listen to a tirade of cruelty like that without lashing out.

"Also of ALL the s–t she said, 'good talk' would have been the f–king END for me. I would have launched."

Chrissy then realized that her comments had been thrust onto the timelines of her countless followers.

"Crap is this a public convo on the timeline now that there is no @ in front lol."

Yep — unless your account is set to private, anything that you tweet outside of DMs is publicly visible.

Shep responded, writing:

"Totally harshed my mellow. Crazy thing is, it was more intense than it looked. If you can believe it."

Kathryn dennis listens

Viewers weren't the only ones blown away by Kathryn's remaining cool under pressure while Ashley made a fool of herself.

Fellow castmates had quite a lot to say.

Danni Baird said:

"I just felt sick to my stomach. Terrible … their kids are going to see that someday!"

Naomie Olindo agreed, adding:

"What she said was disgusting."

Naomie also commented on how Ashley had acted the next day as if nothing had happened at all.

"I think that’s when we realized she’s really over-the edge-crazy."

Ashley jacobs

Kathryn explains exactly how she stayed calm.

"I blacked the f–k out, disassociated, and was in like, shock, panic."

We think that she meant to say dissociated. Those are very similar words.

"Old Kathryn would have flipped the eff out and gone ape-s–t on her … but everyone saw that [Ashley] was just trying to entertain."

Clearly, Kathryn has undergone some personal growth. Good for her.

"She was on display, she was enjoying it. And when I saw that, I was like hmm, you don’t deserve a response."

That was definitely the right move.

Kathryn dennis eyes

Kathryn also commented on how Ashley seemed eerily chipper the next morning, seemingly unable to admit what she had done … or read the tension in the room.

"OK, you have zero empathy or regret or anything over that … so clearly, you’re confirming that you really are crazy."

She adds an entertainingly memorable line:

"But certifiable, not just hypothetical.”

Rumor suggests that Kathryn plans to bring up Thomas' sexual assault allegations in court later this week in an effort to win custody.

Fans cannot help but wonder if she will also mention that Thomas introduces women with questionable behavior to his children.

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Thomas Ravenel, Southern Charm Star, Accused of Sexual Assault

Thomas Ravenel, the lead cast member on Bravo’s Southern Charm, is under investigation for sexual assault.

According to People Magazine, which broke this disturbing story, real estate Ashley Perkins alleges that the reality star took advantage of her mother back when she went on a date with Ravenel in 2015.

Parker says her mother and Ravenel met on the dating app Tinder in October of the aforementioned year and then went out on Christmas Day, about two months later.

“We lived in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. He was going to pick her up and they were going to go out for drinks. She agreed to that.” Parker tells People, adding that she did not witness the alleged incident.

She continues as follows:

“I helped her get ready – she wore a diamond tennis bracelet on her wrist. Her wrist was fine when she left the house.

“He left her voicemail saying he got lost on the way to pick her up. I thought he sounded a little inebriated.”

Parker, pictured below with her mother, says Ravenel “changed plans” from the original date agreement as soon as her mom got into his car.

He suggested they go see a home he had just had renovated and she agreed.

perk mom

(We should note at this point that Southern Charm airs on Bravo and follows a bunch of rich and spoiled people around. It premiered in March of 2014.)

Once inside the home, Ravenel reportedly poured his date a small glass of wine.

Upon entering the nanny’s room in the residence, Ravenel “he turned on” my mom, Parker says,detailing her allegations this way:

“He pushes my mom onto the nanny’s bed, grabs her wrist with one hand, then he starts trying to pull her pants off. And she’s like ‘No, no, no, stop.’

“He stuck his fingers inside of her vagina as well as her anus.

“She told me that he held her hands back with one arm and then pulled his penis out and shoved it in her face.”

After her mother screamed “YOU’RE A RAPIST,” Ravenel leaped out, “out of his trance,” Parker says, and left the room.

After the alleged attack, Ashley claims Ravenel told Debbie “to get yourself an Uber.”

However, Debbie convinced Ravenel to drive her home because she had never taken an Uber before, and he proceeded to berate her on the way there.

Parker explains that her mom was acting very “withdrawn” until finally confessing to her daughter what had transpired.

According to Ashley, Debbie contacted a friend who was an attorney and described the alleged situation. He advised her to get legal help, she says.

Parker says they hired Gloria Allred (who has declined comment) and agreed with Ravenal in “mediation” for a settlement of $ 200,000.

Parker and her mom now live in Florida.

She says she has come forward to serve as an inspiration for other victims of sexual assault.

“This is bigger than my mom. This is bigger than me. I would like to let… other women know that Thomas is not invincible,” Ashley concludes to People.

“Or even just women who are against powerful men and think they can’t do anything. I want them to know, you can. I would like to see him off of Bravo.

“I would like for my mom not to have to worry about flipping on the television and seeing his smug mug, flaunting his lifestyle around. It’s bigger than us now.

“I’d like to see some good come out of the ugly.”

In response to these charges, a lawyer for Ravenel says:

My client enjoys a certain degree of fame and unfortunately has become – unfairly – a target for an individual who has, in my opinion, dubious motivations.

Ravenel, who was sentenced to 10 months in jail on federal cocaine distribution charges in 2007, has starred on Southern Charm since its premiere in 2014.

He shares four-year-old daughter Kensie and two-year-old son Saint with ex-girlfriend Kathryn Dennis.

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Kanye West — Celebs Show Out for Saint Pablo … 4th Time’s a Charm (PHOTO GALLERY)

Kanye West knows how to bring out a crowd, especially when he’s in L.A. where big celebs showed up in full force … again. Hollywood’s finest filed into The Forum Tuesday night for ‘Ye’s 4th visit to the City of Angels, with Pharrell, Hilary…

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Kanye West — Celebs Show Out for Saint Pablo … 4th Time’s a Charm (PHOTO GALLERY)

Kanye West knows how to bring out a crowd, especially when he’s in L.A. where big celebs showed up in full force … again. Hollywood’s finest filed into The Forum Tuesday night for ‘Ye’s 4th visit to the City of Angels, with Pharrell, Hilary…

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