The networks and production companies responsible for the creation and distribution of Southern Charm have opened up about the allegations against Thomas Ravenel. In a statement released publicly on the 4th of May, Haymaker stated they are currently in the midst of an investigation.
As you may know, Ravenel found himself at the center of a horrible controversy following Ashley Perkins allegations that Thomas sexually assaulted Debbie Perkins, her mother, three years ago.
Debbie and Thomas matched on Tinder in October 2015, and according to Ashley, the Southern Charm star appeared to be drunk when he picked her up.
The actor left a voicemail stating he was having a hard time figuring out the location of her house. Ashley said at that point she merely let it be because she didn’t realize he had been in trouble with authorities over drug use in the past.
The former model claimed that Thomas pushed Debbie on a bed and tried to rape her, in addition to inserting his fingers in her anus and vagina.
Following the disastrous date, Debbie supposedly had marks all over her wrists and arms. After they hired a lawyer, Thomas paid them $200,000 in a settlement in June 2016.
A source who spoke with us explained, “Thomas is vehemently denying these claims, and he doesn’t even know what she’s talking about at all.” As you may know, Ravenel has been on Southern Charm since 2014 and it’s currently in its fifth season.
Ravenel’s lawyer released a statement claiming that Ashley and Debbie have “dubious motivations” and that because of his fame and success, he has become a target.