More to come…
Kathryn Dennis is finally ready to take on Thomas Ravenel regarding custody of her children. At the end of October, just prior to his probable cause hearing for his arrest for assault and battery against their former nanny. The judge recently ruled that there was probable cause for his arrest and a trial date will be set.
In Kathryn’s filing she alleged that Thomas relies on full-time nannies to care for the children and is often absent from the home. She also stated that he has a pending charge of assault and battery of a sexual nature against a former nanny. Further, she goes on to state that Ravenel ““has drunk alcohol to excess, mixed with prescription drugs, that has caused him to be impaired during periods of time in which he had custody of the children.” I hope this allegation alone is enough for him to be drug and alcohol tested at Kathryn’s discretion. Kathryn also stated that Thomas has “periods of impulsive and uncontrollable bouts of anger” and “extreme narcissism and anger management problems.”
Her filing also mentioned Ashley Jacobs by name and alleges that Thomas encouraged her to verbally assault and attack her during her time on Southern Charm, according to the documents obtained by PEOPLE Magazine.
As expected, Thomas filed a scathing response in court on Tuesday. His position is that Kathryn is only filing for custody to have a good storyline on Southern Charm. His response claims her filing is “in bad faith, for the purpose of garnering media attention, creating material for her storyline on Southern Charm and ensuring her marketability as a ‘reality TV star.’ “
In his filing, obtained by PEOPLE, Ravenel alleged that Dennis’ attempt to seek primary custody was “for the sole and/or primary purpose” of securing her role on the show and “progressing her storyline as the ‘rehabilitated mother who regains possession of her minor children.’ ”
And then he says that Bravo made her do it. Claiming her filing was done “with the encouragement, condonation and/or express or implied permission of the producers of Southern Charm, for the purpose of providing dramatic material for the next season.”
According to PEOPLE, “Ravenel is requesting that the court issue a restraint prohibiting Dennis from discussing their litigation on the show, on social media and with the press. He is also asking the court to prohibit their children from being filmed or featured on the show.”
Really now. The majority of the time the kids have been on the show the kids were either with Thomas or with both parents. I can’t even think of a scene that was just Kathryn and the children. I do recall some pretty upsetting scenes where Kensie begged not to have to go back with her father.
I don’t think Kathryn will care if the children were on the show or not. She just wants her babies to be safe and clearly they are not with Thomas. I hope she gets a judge that is not part of Thomas’ good ole boy club this time.
What are your thoughts?
UPDATE: I Just read the actual filing and the way it is written it seems like he is not trying to take the kids off the show, but demanding nothing about the custody situation be discussed. He seems to think someone was filmed with the kids about it and doesn’t want it to air.