'Southern Charm' Star Thomas Ravenel's Buddy JD Madison Also Accused Of Sexual Assault
Just a few short months after two women came forward and accused former Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel of sexual assault, another member of the cast is facing similar allegations. A South Carolina woman has accused David “JD” Madison of rape, sexual assault, and drugging her in August 2017.
According to a report from the Mount Pleasant Police Department, Madison, his friend Jay M. Schwartz, and a female friend went to the alleged victim’s home on August 21, 2017, for the evening of the solar eclipse. The victim says she also invited more friends over for the occasion.
The woman states that Madison “intentionally broke a glass and when [she] went to clean it up he and his friend slipped a drug in [her] and the friend’s drink.” After that point, the alleged victim claims she doesn’t remember anything until later that evening when she was at a bar named Vickery’s. Then, she called a friend to come pick her up because she wasn’t “feeling right,” and it was then that she thought someone had drugged her.
The woman also remembers waking up in a bedroom with Madison “forcibly raping and sodomizing” her, and then she later woke up “fully clothed.” She says that the attack stopped when Madison got a call from his wife, Elizabeth.
That same night, police arrested Schwartz for drug possession. And the victim’s female friend ended up in the hospital for unknown reasons.
The alleged victim did not file a report until a year later, on August 25, 2018, and the Mount Pleasant Police have confirmed that they are investigating the claims. Madison is often a guest star on Southern Charm, and he is a friend of Ravenel’s.
In May of this year, Nanny Dawn — who appeared on Southern Charm as Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis’ babysitter — accused Ravenel of sexual assault. And then just days later, real estate agent Ashley Perkins accused Ravenel of sexually assaulting her mother, Debbie Holloway, when they went out on a date after meeting on Tinder.
Police are still investigating both of those claims, but even though Ravenel has denied them, he did not show up at the Southern Charm season five reunion this summer. And, he has said that he will not be returning to the Bravo reality show for season six.
According to Radar Online , there are conflicting reports about whether or not Bravo fired Ravenel, or if he quit the show.
New episodes of Southern Charm will return to Bravo in 2019.