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'RHOP' Star Michael Darby 'Grabbed & Groped' Cameraman On Set, Alleged Victim Claims

Sep. 28 2018, Published 6:48 p.m. ET

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After obtaining new court documents, RadarOnline.com can expose new details from the shocking sexual assault accusations against The Real Housewives of Potomac star Michael Darby.

According to the District Court of Maryland papers, cameraman Orville Palmer, 33, claimed Ashley Darby's husband, 59, "grabbed and groped" his butt "several times" while filming an episode of the Bravo series on September 1.

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In a statement to police, Palmer wrote, "I was operating the camera filming for the TV show Real Housewives of Potomac. As I walked out to the pool patio area, Michael Darby grabbed and groped my butt several times. As I turned around he smiled and gave me a flirtatious look."

"Since I was holding the camera, I placed the camera on the pool/patio floor," Palmer continued. "Respectfully I told defendant Michael Darby to not touch my butt. After talking with Michael Darby, I told my supervisor on duty about the sexual assault by Michael Darby towards me."

Darby has been charged with assault in the second degree and sex offense in the fourth degree.

Police claimed in the report that Palmer "did engage in sexual contact with Orville Michael Palmer without his consent."

As Radar previously reported, the reality star is set to appear in court on October 16, and a trial date will be scheduled at a later time.

Darby and his much younger wife, 30, separated in July 2017, but were on the road to reconciling before the latest scandal.

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