Thomas Ravenel missed the 'Southern Charm' reunion but that did not stop the cast from talking about him
Ravenel decided to skip the reunion of the show and the cast too agreed with Bravo's decision of not having him share the stage with them.
After a drama-packed Season 4 for 'Southern Charm' one can only imagine what is to come in the next season of the show. Recently, the cast members got together for a reunion and while all familiar faces were present, there was one missing- Thomas Ravenel. Thomas decided to skip the reunion but that did not stop his cast members from talking about him. While his absence did not surprise many following the sexual harassment case against the reality star, it was the statement made by his rep that caught everyone's attention. "Along with Bravo, our client made the mutual decision not to attend today’s reunion taping as there is a pending investigation," read the statement, as reported by Bustle.
The statement continued, "Our client is fully cooperating with authorities on this investigation. He expects to be completely vindicated once the investigation is concluded. He sends his best regards to his fans and his fellow castmates." The sexual assault came to light after People reported that Debbie Holloway Perkins accused the reality star of sexually assaulting her when the two went on a date in 2015.
Following this allegation, more women stepped forward and claimed the same but the most shocking of all was from his former nanny, Deidre. Even though Thomas was not there to comment on these allegations, his co-stars did not restrain themselves from talking about it.
Cameran Eubanks was the first one to jump on board and made it clear that she was happy Thomas was not part of the reunion. “I think it’s the right decision,” she told Andy. Kathryn Dennis also commented on how for the past four seasons Thomas had made her look bad and because of him most people thought she was "unstable". However, she was happy to see the support she got and glad that she got her voice back.
"Thomas definitely put some things out there that I wish people would just know how the good old boy system works, which is painting the woman as crazy, therefore, if any actions come out, if [the woman] would [tell] them, they’d be discredited,” she said. Cameran was quick to applaud Kathryn for how far she had come and apologized for all the times she might have been rude towards her. “I view you as a victim. When Thomas met Kathryn, she was pretty much still a child. I think he took advantage of her,” she said. “I think he manipulated her and manipulated a lot of us to be against her.”
While the ladies of the show seem to be glad that Thomas wasn't among them, the actor has constantly denied the allegations. “My client enjoys a certain degree of fame and unfortunately has become — unfairly — a target for an individual who has, in my opinion, dubious motivations," his rep said at that time.