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Thomas Ravenel

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‘Southern Charm’ Star Thomas Ravenel Pleads Guilty To Assault

The disgraced politician was accused of raping his children’s nanny.

Thomas Ravenel

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Thomas Ravenel has pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and battery after his children’s nanny accused him of raping her. The former Southern Charm star was sentenced to 30 days in jail, which was suspended to a $500 fine. He will pay the fine and go on probation, avoiding jail time completely.

Last September, the 56-year-old was arrested and charged with assault and battery in the second degree after his children’s nanny, Dawn, accused him of rape in May 2018. 

She alleged that in 2015, while his daughter Kensie was nearby, Thomas “corralled” her into the bedroom, lowered his pants, blocked the door and “proceeded to rip my clothes off.” She said she eventually got away from him.

According to the affidavit, “the victim, to be named later at the court’s discretion, was working for the defendant as a nanny at the above location. While inside the location, [Thomas] undressed and made sexual advances on the victim.”