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Thomas Ravenel Accused of Sexually Assaulting Nanny While His Baby Slept Nearby

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

Initially, only one woman was identified.

Now, the other has come forward to reveal herself. And viewers of Southern Charm will recognize her.

A woman whom viewers know as “Nanny Dawn” has identified herself to People as the woman who reported Ravenel to police on May 7.

Dawn, who asked People to refrain from using her last name under the circumstances, appeared on Southern Charm as the nanny for Ravenel’s two young children.

She reveals that, though he is now under investigation by police, she is not overly optimistic about him actually acing justice.

“Although I believe he should be in jail for his crimes, the reality according to statistics is that he will go unpunished.”

She’s right about the statistics, though many have pointed out that after Cosby’s guilty verdict, which was once thought almost impossible despite 60 accusers, the #MeToo movement has shifted the culture.

Perhaps the quest for justice in sexual assault cases is no longer as hopeless as it once was. But either way, Dawn is coming forward for a reason.

“I feel the only justice I will receive is to share my story in the efforts to educate the public and support assault survivors.”

Dawn was also willing to share details of her allegations.

She says that in January of 2015, she reported for work as Ravenel was heading out to dinner.

“Thomas returned home from an evening with friends.”

She says that she was still working at the time, though his young children were asleep.

“I had just finished making baby food and was drying baby bottles.”

She says that he then turned off the light. When she told him that she needed the lights on to see, she alleges that he entered the room and attempted to kiss her.

She says that she did her best to discourage him.

“I told him ‘this isn’t appropriate. I work for you.’ He then hugged me as an alternative.”

She felt immobilized.

“I had baby bottles in my hands, so I couldn’t hug him. It felt like he was putting his weight on me.”

There are some jobs where hugging a coworker is appropriate, but this situation sounds very uncomfortable. So much so that she decided to leave.

“I went upstairs to get my jacket which had the key to my vehicle in the pocket.”

Unfortunately, she says that she was unable to escape.

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“I was corralled into the master bedroom and he shut the door behind me. I turned around and he had his pants dropped, not wearing underwear.”

That is not good at all.

“He was blocking the door. I was mortified, embarrassed, and scared.”

On top of everything else, she says that she was instinctively unwilling to make noise because Ravenel’s daughter was sleeping nearby.

“I was unsure what to do because Kensie was sleeping very close by.”

She alleges that he then attacked.

“He proceeded to rip my clothes off, and I struggled to redress.”

She remembers her fears at the time.

“I remember how worried I was that I may have to run outside in the January cold without clothes on and in an upscale neighborhood. I lived almost an hour away so I would have to drive home naked.”

Horrific. She does not publicly share further details of the assault itself, and we absolutely do not blame her.

Police in South Carolina have confirmed that Ravenel is under investigation.

They are apparently looking at him for “first-degree forcible rape.”

Dawn says that, weeks later, Ravenel apologized and “promised it would never happen again.”

She says that eventually she told someone what had happened, which resulted in Ravenel harassing her through alleged “butt-dials.”

Ultimately, he replaced her with Nanny Deidre.


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.

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(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.