A model has accused Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel of sexually assaulting her mother in 2015, RadarOnline.com has learned.
According to reports, Ashley Perkins of Charleston, South Carolina claimed her mom, Debbie Holloway Perkins, met the reality star in 2015 through a dating app. Deborah and Ravenel went on "a last-minute date" on December 25, the daughter told Fox News.
Ashley, a model-turned-realtor, told Fox Ravenel allegedly grabbed her mother "by the wrist and held her down" during their first date.
"He then proceeded to pull his penis out," Ashley told Fox News. "She said 'no' and then he shoved his fingers inside of her vagina and later her anal area."
Ashley said she took pictures of her mom's wrists as evidence. The mother-daughter duo planned to go to the police and report Ravenel, but halted their efforts after they "realized he's a powerful man and we're just normal people." Debbie hired Gloria Allred and ultimately she and Ravenel reached a settlement of $200,000, Ashley claimed.
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Ashley said she felt compelled to speak out about the matter in recent weeks once she realized she was not bound by the agreement.
The alleged encounter took place one month after Ravenel's ex-girlfriend, Kathryn Dennis, gave birth to their son on November 10. The exes went through an explosive custody battle for years over their two children.
Ravenel has yet to publicly comment on the accusations.
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