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'RHOP' Star Charged With Sexual Assault, Accused Of Grabbing Cameraman's Butt!

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Source: Bravo

Sep. 28 2018, Updated 4:50 p.m. ET

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Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby's husband, Michael Darby has been charged with sexual assault after he allegedly "grabbed and groped" 'RHOP' cameraman by the butt, can confirm.

According to Rockville District Court documents obtained by, the case was filed on September 4, 2018.

Michael is set to appear before the judge on October 16, 2018 in Montgomery, Maryland.

Reports allege that when Michael grabbed and groped the butt of a cameraman named Orville Palmer, Michael gave him a "flirtatious look." Palmer then told his supervisor of the incident and police were informed.

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Ashley, 30, and Michael, who is 29 years old her senior, have been featured on the Bravo series since season one first premiered in 2016.

While Ashley announced she had separated from Michael last summer, the two shortly reunited. In August, Ashley announced she and Michael had tragically miscarried.

“Michael and I are in a much better place,” Ashley told host Andy Cohen. “We are trying to have a family. I actually did conceive a week before my birthday and unfortunately, I had a miscarriage two weeks into the pregnancy.”


“I had one when I was in my early 20s, so now I’m worried if something is going on with my body,” she admitted. “But I feel like it kind of brought us closer together in a way that I didn’t really expect.”

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