In August, Southern Charm star J.D. Madison was accused of sexual assault. The details of the allegations are … heinous.
Another man was implicated, and it is that man’s actions that are bringing this case back into the spotlight.
He is now accused of having shown up at the victim’s house and threatening her.
J.D. Madison is accused of having drugged a woman and of having raped her once she lost consciousness.
According to FITSNews, another man implicated in the assault, chiropractor Jay Schwartz, showed up at the unnamed victim’s home.
“I’ve been trying to contact you,” he reported told her while standing at her doorway.
He then apparently said: “I want to talk to you about what happened that night.”
Instead of leaving when he realized that he was unwelcome, he apparently told her that he “has the messages from that night.”
To make matters worse, when the woman tried to close her door, Jay allegedly placed his hand between the door and frame, propping the door open.
It is at this point that he allegedly repeated what he had told her.
Once he had finally departed, the woman contacted police — which is absolutely the right thing to do under those circumstances.
Police then went to Schwartz’s home and asked him about the encounter.
He reportedly agreed with the woman’s “assessment of their conversation.”
Police then returned to her home where they gave her a copy of the No Trespassing order that had been issued to Schwartz.
Truth be told, an instruction to not trespass on someone’s property is a very mild response, considering the circumstances.
A man implicated in the drugging and sexual assault of a woman then showing up at that woman’s home and preventing her from closing her door?
That sounds like a terrifying ordeal.
It also sounds like a court could interpret it as witness tampering or witness intimidation.
Southern Charm fans cannot help of being reminded that J.D. Madison’s good buddy Thomas Ravenel was recently arrested.
Ravenel was arrested for assault and battery, and those who have connected the dots believe that the charges stem from the allegations by Nanny Dawn.
She is one of two women who have accused Ravenel of sexual assault.
Others have accused him of alarming behavior, saying that he seems like a perfect gentleman … right up until he becomes someone else altogether.
Thomas Ravenel will not be returning to Southern Charm for Season 6.
J.D. Madison was never a star of Southern Charm in the way that Ravenel was.
Instead, Madison had a recurring role — but that role was ongoing for the first five seasons of the series.
Some are asking if reality television in particular has a problem — if there is something about the genre that makes bad men gravitate towards it.
We understand the arguments, but we are not so sure.
Maybe, as more men are coming to realize, there are just a lot of terrible, predatory men out there. Not most men, but too many.
Perhaps some of them being reality stars is just a statistical inevitability.