“Southern Charm” star Kathryn Dennis was harshly criticized by a judge in her custody battle with Thomas Ravenel, and the judge reversed a decision to keep the case sealed.
According to court documents, a South Carolina judge has ordered that Dennis’ and Thomas Ravenel’s court battle will be unsealed, only weeks after a judge originally ordered it be kept private.
The judge considered a motion by Ravenel to reverse the decision to seal the case, saying Dennis and Bravo were all talking about him on the recent season of “Southern Charm”.
The court heard arguments from both sides and came back with a decision that kind of trashed Dennis in the process.
He reversed the decision to seal the case noting that Dennis, despite her request to seal records, “remains dedicated to discussing the custody case in the media; discussing the father of her children, and her very private life. Therefore, sealing the record serves no legitimate purpose, nor does it protect the children – who are routinely exposed to the public and media.”
The judge noted that both Dennis and Ravenel have paraded their children in the media. He notes even though Ravenel isn’t on the show anymore he is still a public figure. He determined most of the dirty laundry is already out there and unsealing it adds no additional harm.
He then went for Dennis saying, “it is clear to the Court that contrary to her own Motion and her Counsel’s argument, Mother has no interest in protecting the privacy of her children, based upon her frequent communications with the entertainment media.”
The court said they remain concerned for the privacy interests of all children involved.
Dennis was ordered to pay Ravenel a total of $3,5000 in attorney fees.