Southern Charm actor Thomas Ravenel gets arrested for assault and battery
Ravenel's arrest comes barely a month after it was reported that the actor was ready to move on with his life post his breakup with ex-girlfriend Ashley Jacobs
According to a new report, Southern Charm alum Thomas Ravenel has been arrested on charges of assault and battery. According to E! News, the actor was booked at around 10am Tuesday morning in Charleston County, S.C. on charges of alleged assault and battery second degree, say inmate records.
Although the circumstances around which the arrest was made are still not clear, the 56-year-old reality star is in custody, as confirmed by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.
Ravenel, who spent five seasons on the Bravo series, announced his exit from the show in August this year, owing to accusations of sexual assault made against him by two women. As soon as news of the allegations came out, Ravenel was seen skipping out on the Southern Charm reunion taping.
"Along with Bravo, our client made the mutual decision not to attend today's reunion taping as there is a pending investigation," Andy Cohen read in a statement at the time. "Our client is fully cooperating with authorities on that investigation. He expects to be completely vindicated once the investigation is concluded. He sends his best regards to his fans and his fellow castmates."
Ravenel's arrest comes barely a month after it was reported that the actor was ready to move on with his life after his breakup with girlfriend Ashley Jacobs. In a series of tweets, the 56-year-old stated that he is single and ready to mingle, and probably also dropped a few hints that maybe Jacobs had cheated on him.
He wrote, "Today, my personal life just took a huge upward turn. I finally have more than enough information to move forward without any doubt or hesitation and I’ll never look back."
When a fan commented on his post asking, "Single again?" he replied saying, "Ready to mingle" hinting at his blooming singlehood. However, when some fans tried to inquire what exactly he meant by "enough information", he seemed to just dodge the bullet by leaving his response open-ended.
He replied by saying, "Infer from it what you will. There enough gossip here on Twitter![sic]." He also hinted towards Jacobs' possible betrayal when a fan asked what was it that he learned that has been so life-changing. Ravanel replied by quoting a few lines from Chicago's 1987 song, 'If She Would Have Been Faithful', "After 30 years I finally understand the lyrics from that wonderful Chicago tune: If she would have been faithful, if she could have been true, then I would have been cheated, I would have never known real love.”
However, Ravenel mentioned in one of the comments that he does not wish ill on Jacobs. "I hope the best for her. And I do feel a bit sad now. But now I know that just around the corner, down the street, around the block, something magical is going to happen, not tomorrow not next week but perhaps tonight. Perhaps real love."