“The production company decided to let Thomas go,” an insider snitched to RadarOnline.com. “They made the decision to fire him before filming wrapped. That’s also why he wasn’t allowed to go to the reunion .”
Although Ravenel tweeted, “I’m not doing the show anymore. In the contract they have the right to fictionalize your story. They took advantage of me. I decided that I’ve got too much to lose and informed them I’m not coming back," the insider insisted he was fired.
“No one quits any Bravo shows," the source said. "They are locked into their contracts for multiple years and only the network and the production company can let them go.”
While the show was airing, two women accused Ravenel of sexual assault. One claimed he attacked her on Christmas in 2015 and paid her a $200,000 settlement. The other woman, nanny Dawn from the show, claimed he assaulted her in his home.
Dawn's case is still under investigation with the Charleston Police Department, which his baby mama Kathryn Dennis confirmed to host Andy Cohen on the Southern Charm reunion.
Ravenel released a statement from his lawyer that was read on the show.
“Along with Bravo, our client made the mutual decision not to attend today’s reunion taping as there is a pending investigation,” Cohen read from Ravenel’s lawyer. “Our client is fully cooperating with authorities on that investigation. He expects to be completely vindicated once the investigation is concluded. He sends his best regards to his fans and his fellow cast mates.”
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