Southern Charm’s Thomas Ravenel Sues Bravo Over Unaired Footage, Claims Kathryn Dennis Wants Custody of Kids for a Storyline, Plus Kathryn Accuses Him of Mixing Pills & Alcohol Around Kids

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Southern Charm's Thomas Ravenel sues Bravo and Kathryn Dennis over Custody Battle

Weeks after Southern Charm star Kathryn Dennis filed court papers asking a judge to award her primary custody of her two kids with ex-boyfriend Thomas Ravenel, more details are now coming out as to why Kathryn is seeking a custody modification.

Additionally, Thomas has just responded to her court filing with some stunning accusations of his own, while also suing Bravo TV in an attempt to block the network from airing certain footage.

In his lawsuit against Bravo, which was filed in his counterclaim to Kathryn and first reported by Radar Online, Thomas reveals the network has footage of Kathryn discussing the custody battle, which was shot for the upcoming sixth season of Southern Charm. He is asking that a judge block that footage, plus any footage of his kids, from ever airing. It appears he no longer wants his kids with Kathryn to appear on the show going forward.

Additionally, he accuses Bravo and the show’s producers of encouraging Kathryn to file for custody in order to create a dramatic storyline on the new season.

Thomas, 56, who was arrested and charged with assault and battery in September, also responded to Kathryn’s request for full custody of their two kids —  daughter Kensington Calhoun Ravenel, 4, and son Saint Julien Rembert Ravenel, 2.

While the former couple currently shares 50/50 custody, Kathryn has asked the courts to award her primary custody of her kids with Thomas. In court documents, she accuses Thomas of mixing pills and alcohol during his time with the kids and having anger management issues.

In her October 25 court filing, Kathryn alleges Thomas has displayed “periods of impulsive and uncontrollable bouts of anger” as well as “extreme narcissism and anger management problems” according to PEOPLE.  She also alleges that Thomas relies “upon the use of full-time nannies” and “has drunk alcohol to excess, mixed with prescription drugs, that has caused him to be impaired during periods of time in which he had custody of the children.”

Thomas’s girlfriend Ashley Jacobs was also mentioned in Kathryn’s suit as she alleges he encouraged Ashley to “verbally assault and attack” her on the Bravo series.

In Thomas’s counterclaim, filed on November 6, he denies Kathryn’s claims and accuses her of requesting more custody “in bad faith, for the purpose of garnering media attention, creating material for her storyline on Southern Charm and ensuring her marketability as a ‘reality TV star.'”

He also claims Kathryn’s request for primary custody is “for the sole and/or primary purpose” of securing her TV role and “progressing her storyline as the ‘rehabilitated mother who regains possession of her minor children.’ ”


In addition to wanting a judge to block Bravo from airing any footage regarding the custody case, he also wants Kathryn banned from discussing the custody issues on social media and/or to the media.

Thomas’s counter lawsuit was filed just a day after a judge ruled that the criminal case against him, related to claims of sexual assault by a former nanny, will head to trial.

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