Southern Charm viewers previously saw a woman who Thomas Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis called “Nanny Dawn” on the show. Dawn, whose last name has not been revealed, was nanny to the ex-couple’s children and she has recently come forward with allegations of sexual assault against Ravenel.
According to People, Dawn reported Ravenel to police on May 7, 2018. Dawn said that in January 2015, Ravenel had gone out to dinner with friends, but when he returned, she alleged he turned the lights off in the kitchen and tried to kiss her but settled for a hug. She said she told him it was inappropriate.
Then, Dawn relayed to People that, “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.”
Dawn claimed that Ravenel later apologized and said it would never happen again. She then said she told the mother of Ravenel’s children, Dennis, who she said was shocked and upset with Ravenel. A woman named Deidre Blair Politelli ended up replacing Dawn.
In another statement to People, Dawn stated that she doesn’t believe Ravenel will be punished for his alleged actions, explaining that, “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.”
Allegations previously came out that Ravenel was also accused of sexual assault on another woman, according to Page Six. A woman named Ashley Perkins claimed that her mother, Debbie Holloway Perkins, met Ravenel on the dating app Tinder in October 2015, the same year as Ravenel’s alleged incident with Nanny Dawn. Ashley Perkins alleged that the two went out on a first date an estimated one month after Ravenel’s ex Dennis gave birth to their son.
Ashley Perkins alleged to FOX News that, “[My mother] told me that he grabbed her by the wrist and held her down. He then proceeded to pull his penis out. She said no and then he shoved his fingers inside of her vagina and later her anal area … She finally screamed at him, ‘You’re a rapist!’ And apparently that was a trigger word for him because he jumped right off of her.” Page Six reported that …read more