Southern Charm's Thomas Ravenel accused of rape; Charleston police investigating
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - A North Carolina woman has accused Thomas Ravenel of raping her in 2015.
An incident report provided by the Charleston Police Department shows the woman made a formal complaint against the Southern Charm star to detectives on Monday, May 7.
The alleged rape took place at Ravenel's house at 29 1/2 Charlotte St. in Charleston during the second week of January 2015, the police report shows.
The incident report provided by Charleston Police is totally redacted other than those details.
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The investigation comes after public accusations against Ravenel from a former Mount Pleasant woman who claims the former state treasurer sexually assaulted her mother.
The production company behind Southern Charm says it is investigating the accusation against Ravenel.
“Haymaker, the production company for “Southern Charm,” and Bravo take allegations like these very seriously," Bravo said in a prepared statement. "Haymaker is conducting an investigation, and once all the information is gathered and carefully reviewed, appropriate action will be taken.”
A separate 2014 sexual assault case was dropped, in which Ravenel also was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the Charlotte Street home. The accusations were deemed unfounded.
Ravenel is a former state treasurer of South Carolina, but resigned in July 2007 after being indicted on federal cocaine distribution charges. He was ultimately sentenced to 10 months in prison for the crime.
This is a developing story that will be updated.