Thomas Ravenel accuses ex Kathryn Dennis of 'drinking, using drugs' while pregnant with their son
Thomas Ravenel claims that both of his children with Katheryn Dennis have 'developmental and behavioral problems' as a result of their mother's habits
'Southern Charm' star Thomas Ravenel is accusing his co-star and ex Kathryn Dennis of drinking and using drugs while pregnant with their son.
According to the lawsuit filed by Thomas Ravel, “[Dennis] abuses prescription drugs, is engaged in the use of illegal drugs and consumes alcohol in combination thereof regularly.” Ravenel adds that he believes Dennis buys, sells and trades prescription medications to and from “friends, cast members, and show producers to support her prescription drug habit.”
In new court documents filed in the County of Charleston, South Carolina, and obtained by The Blast, Ravenel, 56, claims that both of his children — daughter Kensington Calhoun, 4, and son St. Julien Rembert, 3 — whom he shares with Dennis, have “developmental and behavioral problems” as a result of their mother's habits.
“The parties’ oldest child, K.C.R., has developmental and behavioral problems that have required intensive therapy. Father is informed and believes these problems are the result of [Dennis’] lack of bonding with K.C.R. during infancy. The parties’ youngest child, S.J.R., has developmental and behavioral problems that have required intensive therapy. Father is informed and believes that these problems are the result of mother’s drug and alcohol consumption while S.J.R. was in utero,” the documents state.
“For ethical reasons, I’m not going to comment on her case in the media,” Dennis’ attorney told People. “However, I am preparing an appropriate reply that will be filed with the Court denying defamatory allegations made by Mr. Ravenel.”
In a statement, Ravenel’s attorney told People they “cannot comment as to the substantive matters of this litigation. However, in regards to the remarks that my client’s allegations are ‘defamatory,’ such allegations do not constitute defamation if they are, in fact, true. Such truth will reveal itself, properly, and in due time, before a court of law.”
Dennis, 26, previously lost custody of the kids and entered rehab in 2016 after she tested positive for marijuana and failed a drug test. In 2016, Ravenel was awarded full custody, but Dennis has since earned back 50/50 custody. She shared her regrets for not being able to stay with her children when they are at such a fragile and young age.
Although Dennis continues to take drug tests mandated by Ravenel, he is alleging that “[Dennis] abuses prescription drugs, is engaged in the use of illegal drugs, and consumes alcohol in combination thereof, regularly,” the court documents state.
According to the documents, Ravenel alleges that Dennis has purchased “synthetic urine” to pass drug tests.
“[Ravenel] is informed and believes that [Dennis] did not successfully complete her rehabilitation program, as [Dennis] tested positive for drugs after her release,” the documents read. “[Ravenel] cannot be certain that [Dennis] has maintained and sustained sobriety since the entry of the 2017 Final Order simply because [Dennis] has passed the requested drug tests since that time, as [Dennis] has a history of purchasing synthetic urine for purposes of passing drug tests.”
He also alleges that “[Dennis] has been diagnosed with multiple mental health conditions, including but not limited to Bi-Polar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, kleptomania, self-mutilation, and Cluster B Personality Traits, including histrionic and borderline personality disorders.”
Among his requests, Ravenel is asking that the court award him sole custody of the children; that Dennis “pay an appropriate amount of child support” to him; it be prohibited that the children be “filmed or featured on 'Southern Charm' or any other television show”; Dennis be prohibited “from using the minor children to secure or facilitate endorsements and income through any kind of public exposure,” including social media and TV; and that she not consume alcohol, abuse prescription drugs, and use illegal drugs “while caring for the children.”