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‘Southern Charm’ Star J.D. Madison’s Sexual Assault Accuser Speaks Out After Arrest

Southern Charm JD Madison Sexual Assault Accuser Speaks Arrest
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Feb. 1 2019, Published 12:03 p.m. ET

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Southern Charm star John David Madison’s sexual assault accuser is maintaining her innocence.

One day after Susan Johnson, was charged with filing a false police report of a felony in her case against J.D., her lawyers shared a shocking testimony.

“Susan is going to fight this unfair, unfounded charge. She was severely intoxicated on the night in question and so naturally there are some inconsistencies in her recollection. Such inconsistencies do not make her a liar, and they certainly do not make her a criminal,” Johnson’s attorney Trey Harrell said in the statement obtained by PEOPLE.

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As has learned, Johnson, 43, was arrested this Thursday, January 31, after police accused her of creating false narratives and inconsistent stories regarding her alleged sexual assault.

“Susan does not remember sending any of the messages — or making any of the phone calls — that police are using as ‘evidence’ to dispute her recollection of what happened. And the fact police are charging her based on their ‘belief’ that she lied about what happened is absolutely unconscionable,” said Harrell.

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Johnson’s arrest came five months after she filed a police report saying Madison raped and sodomized her on “the night of the solar eclipse last year.” She claimed he also drugged her, which is why her memory of the event remains fuzzy.

J.D. is not the only Southern Charm cast member to be involved in a nasty legal war. In September of 2018, Thomas Ravenel, was accused of sexual assault by his children’s former nanny. Following the scandal, he was fired from the hit show.

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