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As Radar readers were the first to learn, Ravenel was fired from the show after the sexual assault allegations surfaced about him earlier in the year.
“Thomas was fired. He was let out of his contract and unlike other people, he wasn’t even held to the one year non-compete clause. He was 100% let out of the contract and the production company severed all ties with him,” an insider snitched to Radar.
Bravo confirmed on Tuesday that Ravenel was not returning to the show.
Ravenel turned himself in to cops on Tuesday morning following a warrant out for his arrest for an incident that took place in January 2015. He was arrested for second degree assault and battery the Charleston Police Department told Radar. He was waiting for a bond hearing.
But Bravo had already made the decision to axe Ravenel, one of the original cast members of the hit show.
“The production company decided to let Thomas go,” an insider previously told Radar. “They made the decision to fire him before filming wrapped. That’s also why he wasn’t allowed to go to the reunion.”
Ravenel claimed that it was his decision, Tweeting: “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.”
However, the insider told Radar that Ravenel was fired. “No one quits any Bravo shows. They are locked into their contracts for multiple years and only the network and the production company can let them go.”
A source close to Ravenel told Radar that he was prepared to fight the charges.
“He plans to go full force against this woman,” an insider said. “He will subpoena her and everyone involved. He’s going to fight back against her.”
Stay with Radar for updates to the story.
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