An explosive season of Southern Charm behind us, the spectators (including myself!) Rejoiced so much at the reunion of season 5. So much happened this season, by Kathryn and Ashley, who acted on Craig's sewing cushions until Naomie moved on from their relationship with their lives. And when the cast sat on those striped couches, a remarkable person was missing. Thomas Ravenel was not at the reunion party of Season 5 Southern Charm but that certainly did not stop his fellow cast members from talking about him.
As usual, Andy Cohen welcomed the crew in front of him, but what was different about this reunion was that he had read a statement by Thomas Ravenel. It said:
Together with Bravo, our customer made the mutual decision not to participate in today's reunification because an investigation is pending. Our client works closely with the authorities in these investigations. He expects full confirmation after the investigation. He greets his fans and his colleagues heartily.
The investigation in question concerns alleged sexual assault. According to People Debbie Holloway Perkins claims that Thomas sexually assaulted her on a date in 201
From the attacks, Thomas & # 39; s lawyer said in a statement, "My client enjoys some degree of fame and unfortunately – unfairly – has become a target for a person who, in my opinion, has dubious motivations. " Haymaker, the company that makes Southern Charm has also instituted its own investigation after Us Weekly and they decided not to include Thomas in this reunion during all these allegations pending.
Thomas's corporeality was not at reunification, but that does not mean that it did not feel like it was there in spirit. So much this season was about the show's wives clawing to shout out the misconduct of the men in their lives, and Cam said explicitly that Thomas should not be invited to reunification. "I think it's the right decision," she told Andy. Kathryn, who has been so unfairly maligned in the past, er, four seasons, talked about how the "good old boy" network of Southerners (especially Thomas) is responsible for making them seem unstable and incapacitated over the years , Especially now that Kathryn has found sobriety and is doing her kids well, both the audience and the actors have seen that the person representing Kathryn is not really who she is.
Kathryn said that she got all the support "Really wonderful" and she is happy to have found her voice. "Thomas has definitely done some things out there that I wish people would only know how the good old boy system works, which makes the woman crazy so if any actions come out when [the woman] she" discredits " said Kathryn.
The rising of the female members of the Southern Charm cast is perfectly matched with the recent #meToo movement, and that was it too It's a pleasure to watch How some of the men squirm for their bad behavior When Naomie JD called his wife because of his allegedly bad behavior towards his wife Elizabeth, many fans cheered her in. During the reunion, Cam noted that while her own #Metoo moment on TV was not planned with the world's, it can not be discredited that this youngest rash of female empowerment Thomas vomges of the reunion has gotten. "I think it's definitely influenced by Thomas what happened to him recently … in the news, so these women are coming forward," Cam said.
There has been a massive shift here, and Thomas's lawful absence is a great demonstration of it. We're not taking this anymore, say the women of Southern Charm and although there are struggles and disagreements, they unequivocally support each other. In a tearful moment, a sobbing cam apologized for the many years of insults and maltreatment she unleashed on Kathryn and said she had no idea of the struggles she was going through with Thomas, her custody battle, and her children. "I consider you a victim." When Thomas met Kathryn, she was still a child, and I think he took advantage of her, "she said. "I think he manipulated her and manipulated many of us to oppose her."
The good old boy system that Kathryn spoke of discredits women so that man can do whatever he wants. And, at least on Southern Charm that's over now – the show's men have to answer for their actions, and Thomas's absence is a step in the right direction.
If you or someone you know has been sexually abused, call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit online.rainn.org.