Southern Charm’s Thomas Ravenel Now Accused of Sexual Harassment by Nanny Dawn! – The Real Housewives
Yesterday AllAboutTRH reported that Thomas Ravenel from Bravo’s Southern Charm was being accused of sexual assault by a second woman (for original story click here) and now we can report that the second woman was actual none other than the nanny! Is anyone surprised that Thomas Ravenel is a walking cliche?
Not only is the nanny the second woman to come forward; we’ve also seen her on Southern Charm as it’s none other than “Nanny Dawn” as fans know her from the show.
Speaking out to People Magazine she describes her disappointment in the system and what really went down between her and her former employer stating:
“Although I believe he should be in jail for his crimes, the reality according to statistics is that he will go unpunished. I feel the only justice I will receive is to share my story in the efforts to educate the public and support assault survivors.”
As for what happened in the alleged incident, Dawn describe the horrible ideal stating:
“Thomas returned home from an evening with friends. I had just finished making baby food and was drying baby bottles.”
She descibes that Ravenel turned off the lights, went into the kitchen and attempted to kiss her.
“I told him ‘this isn’t appropriate. I work for you.’ He then hugged me as an alternative. I had baby bottles in my hands, so I couldn’t hug him. It felt like he was putting his weight on me.”
“I went upstairs to get my jacket which had the key to my vehicle in the pocket. I was corralled into the master bedroom and he shut the door behind me. I turned around and he had his pants dropped, not wearing underwear. He was blocking the door. I was mortified, embarrassed, and scared.”
“I was unsure what to do because Kensie was sleeping very close by. He proceeded to rip my clothes off, and I struggled to redress. I remember how worried I was that I may have to run outside in the January cold without clothes on and in an upscale neighborhood. I lived almost an hour away so I would have to drive home naked.”
Nanny Dawn was able to escape and Thomas later apologized and “promised it would never happen again.”
The incident is now being investigated along with a separate incident involving a woman who went on a Tinder date with Thomas. Bravo is also investigating to see if Thomas should stat on the popular reality show.
As for Dawn she has found empowerment in the Times Up movement stating:
“I want the public to reconsider victim shaming. Victims are reluctant to report crimes and inequality due to the fear of humiliation and retaliation. Perpetrators will not be held accountable for their behavior if we blame the victim. It’s not the victim’s fault. Abuse is a conscious choice by the abuser. No means no. Times up!”
I’m trying to not have an opinion as the incident is still being investigated; however from what we’ve seen on the show Thomas seems to view women as conquests and seems to think that his money and last name will cover his mistakes. If these allegations prove to be true I hope that Thomas isn’t able to buy his way out of this.