In court documents recently filed against Thomas, who is demanding the network refrain from broadcasting unaired footage of his kids on their upcoming season, he’s being labeled as a ‘hypocrite’ by the network as they’ve pointed out that the disgraced politician had no problem with his kids filming prior to his firing.
The Blast obtained the latest court documents on February 7 in which Bravo TV and their producers have accused Thomas of violating their first amendment rights by attempting to unlawfully impose restraints on their company. According to the network, the lawsuit Thomas filed as part of his custody battle with Kathryn Dennis should have been filed in another venue.
As Bravo TV pointed out, they are not a parent, grandparent, or guardian of Thomas and Kathryn’s two children, four-year-old Kensington or three-year-old Saint Julien.
Bravo TV and their production team are requesting Thomas’ case against them be thrown out and demanding he is forced to pay the legal bills they’ve accrued as a result of the lawsuit.
“If Ravenel actually wants to stem the public flow of information about this custody dispute, then his recourse is to stop his own public mudslinging in the pleadings he has filed in this case, stop posting photos and videos of his children on the Internet, join Dennis’s request to seal this Court’s records, and/or seek to restrain Dennis from discussing the case,” their argument read.
According to the documents, the network and their producers attempted to resolve Thomas’ issues with them by agreeing they would not air unseen footage of Kensington and Saint Julien on future episodes. They also revealed they weren’t planning to do so in the first place.
Because Thomas was fine with his kids being filmed during previous seasons, Bravo TV and their producers claim his allegations against them “ring hollow.”
Thomas filed his lawsuit against Bravo TV and their production team in November of last year to prohibit them from sharing unaired footage on the show which reportedly included comments about his custody battle with Kathryn.
Thomas’ filing came just weeks after Kathryn requested primary custody of their two kids.
Kathryn gained joint custody of Kensington and Saint Julien last year after previously losing custody due to a failed drug test in 2016. Months later, she requested primary custody of the children, which Thomas claims Bravo TV and their producers “encouraged” her to do for the sake of added drama on Southern Charm.
In Thomas’ response to Kathryn’s filing, he requested a judge refrain from awarding her primary custody and accused his ex of buying drugs from her producers. Kathryn then filed a counter in which she accused Thomas of drug use and claimed he hired an investigator to follow her, which violated the restraining order that is currently in place between them.
Southern Charm season six will air on Bravo TV later this year.