‘Southern Charm’ Star Accused of Forcing Himself on Former Nanny
"He proceeded to rip my clothes off, and I struggled to redress"
Breaking Her Silence
Thomas Ravenel is making headlines again after one of the two women who accused the Southern Charm star of sexual assault came forward with her identity.
The 55-year-old politician’s former nanny, known to fans as “Nanny Dawn” on the Bravo series, recently broke her silence and claimed to People that she is the woman who reported the reality star to the police on May 7 for allegations of sexual assault.
Dawn, who asked that her last name not be used, was featured on Southern Charm as the nanny working for Thomas and his ex-girlfriend, Kathryn Dennis, who could care for the couple’s two children: Kensie, 4, and Saint, 2.
“Although I believe he should be in jail for his crimes, the reality according to statistics is that he will go unpunished,” she said in a new bombshell interview. “I feel the only justice I will receive is to share my story in the efforts to educate the public and support assault survivors.”
“This Isn’t Appropriate”
Dawn, 43, claimed she was sexually assault by her ex-employer after he had came from dinner during one night in January 2015.
“Thomas returned home from an evening with friends,” she said. “I had just finished making baby food and was drying baby bottles.”
Dawn claimed Thomas turned off the lights in the house, and she called out that she was still working in the kitchen. At this point, she alleged the former State Treasurer came into the room and tried to kiss her.
“I told him ‘this isn’t appropriate. I work for you.’ He then hugged me as an alternative,” she said. “I had baby bottles in my hands, so I couldn’t hug him. It felt like he was putting his weight on me.”
“I Was Mortified”
Recalling details about the alleged incident, Dawn claimed things only escalated when she tried to leave for the night.
“I went upstairs to get my jacket which had the key to my vehicle in the pocket. I was corralled into the master bedroom and he shut the door behind me. I turned around and he had his pants dropped, not wearing underwear,” she said. “He was blocking the door. I was mortified, embarrassed, and scared.”
“I was unsure what to do because Kensie was sleeping very close by,” she continued. “He proceeded to rip my clothes off, and I struggled to redress. I remember how worried I was that I may have to run outside in the January cold without clothes on and in an upscale neighborhood. I lived almost an hour away so I would have to drive home naked.”
Dawn said she eventually was able to get away from Thomas, who she claimed apologized several weeks later and “promised it would never happen again.”