I have been trying to wait for the child custody case to end before discussing Thomas Ravenel’s legal issues. However, Thomas Ravenel is working so hard to intertwine the two cases that apparently that day may never come.
Why Does Thomas Ravenel Want To Depose Patricia Altschul?
Short Answer: Because He’s An Idiot
Longer Answer: He’s furious with women in general. His “depositions” thus far in the child custody case are very nasty and meant to punish the person being deposed. Also he is planning to push a conspiracy theory that pretty much every woman he has ever encountered banded together and manipulated Dawn to press the assault charges. Kathryn’s custody filing is in large part based on Thomas Ravenel’s sexual assault and battery case filed by Nanny Dawn.
From what I have observed and heard, Thomas Ravenel feels like Kathryn played a part in Dawn filing charges. That is not true. However, that doesn’t seem to concern him.
I’m not covering the custody battle for many reasons. I think custody cases should be sealed in every state. Also he is shooting himself in the foot with the criminal case and I’m here for that. I am content just to take in all the information that comes to me.
When Does Thomas Ravenel’s Criminal Trial Start?
Short Answer: Maybe Never, I don’t know.
Longer Answer: My sources say Thomas Ravenel’s time limit on the plea deal has expired. So I’m waiting to hear if he was smart enough to take it. I don’t think he is.
There Are Two Outcomes At This Time
Thomas Takes A Plea Deal
The plea is to second degree assault and battery. This is a misdemeanor charge in South Carolina. Sentencing guidelines suggest a fine of not more than two thousand five hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than three years, or both.
If he has taken the plea, the he would go before a judge for sentencing soon.
Thomas Does Not Take A Plea Deal
Thomas Ravenel is an angry narcissist and misogynist in my opinion. I do not recall if the plea deal includes jail time or if I ever knew that. If the plea deal includes any jail time, I don’t see him taking it. Even if it doesn’t include jail time, I don’t see him taking it. His sense of privilege and entitlement will preclude him from admitting what he did, in my opinion.
I also know what a toll this is taking on Nanny Dawn and her family. As is the case, prosecuting a sexual assault case is a re-victimization. For her sake, I hope he takes the guilty plea deal. At least she gets an admission. Again. I don’t think he has the fortitude to do that.
If he goes to trial, my sources say that the prosecutor will be asking for a finding on first degree assault and battery. That is a felony. That charge requires imprisonment. The maximum jail time is ten years.
Wait And See…
Because the plea deal time is up, we should be hearing one way or another soon. At one point I hearded that he asked for another thirty days to enter a plea. If that is true, its sound like he might be considering it. Or perhaps his attorney is trying to encourage him to consider it. I am not proclaiming I have all the facts and knowledge on either the custody case or the criminal case. Until we know the situation with the plea deal from a court official we have to wait and see.
I have heard what the streets are saying. I have heard what my sources are saying. And I feel like we will have more information very soon.
P.S. Those of you who are regular readers know I like to included the photo of Thomas Ravenel sweating in church in as many posts as possible. Someone recently told me that Thomas is “an atheist” who doesn’t celebrate Christmas. That’s puzzling. I need to go back and find those staged videos of Thomas with the kids at Christmas. Was there a tree? I guess atheists do have trees. I just thought that was an odd piece of information.