“Southern Charm” star Thomas Ravenel is trashing Bravo head Andy Cohen and accusing him of working with his ex-Kathryn Dennis to trash him publicly.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Ravenel rushed back to court after the trailer for the current season of “Southern Charm” was released. He demanded the court set a hearing and was furious photos of his kids and the custody battle with Dennis was mentioned in the trailer.
Ravenel then took issue with Dennis appearing on “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen. He accused her of looking “highly intoxicated on drugs and/or alcohol” on the show.
He claimed she said Ravenel “won’t leave me alone” during the episode. Ravenel even said Cohen (“acting on behalf of Bravo”) furthered the conversation by saying “that’s a good line” and “everyone is rooting for you.”
He says Cohen and Dennis used the show to trash him, all while a gag order had been issued in their case which prohibited either from talking about the case. Ravenel says that Cohen disparaged him on live television when he publicly stated to Dennis that “everyone is rooting for you” and portraying him as a liar.
He also points to Dennis having a story line on this season about her “getting full custody of her children.” Ravenel said Bravo failed to mention, in previous court proceedings, that they planned to use the custody drama as a storyline.
Dennis filed an affidavit in response to Ravenel saying she never disparaged him. She said Ravenel cherry-picked comments from “Watch What Happens Live” and denied talking about him at all.
She said his claim she looked intoxicated is “patently false.” Dennis argued he may be trying to deflect from his own alleged drinking problem.
Back in November 2018, Ravenel filed a lawsuit against Bravo and “Southern Charm” producers demanding a judge stop them from broadcasting unaired footage on the show.
Ravenel filed the docs as part of his custody battle with Dennis. She filed for primary custody of the children back in October. Dennis had her custody taken away in 2016 after failing a drug test but was awarded joint custody this year after completing rehab and staying clean.
In his suit against Bravo, Ravenel says the network and “Southern Charm” producers “encouraged” his ex to file for custody against him to create drama on the show.
He demanded Dennis not be awarded primary custody despite her request. Ravenel, who is about to be on trial for an alleged sexual assault in South Carolina, claimed he learned that Bravo and producers have unaired footage of his kids and ex talking about the legal battle and it was to be aired on the upcoming season. The reality star sued demanding a South Carolina judge prohibit the sensitive footage from airing on the show.
Ravenel would later file docs accusing Dennis of buying drugs from friends and show producers and even accused her of committing a hit-and-run.
Dennis fired back denying the allegations and demanded the lawsuit be dismissed. She accused him of past drug use and claimed he hired a private eye to follow her allegedly in violation of the restraining order in place.
The custody battle is ongoing.