THE LATEST ON A U.S. SENATE RACE TURNED REALITY TV SHOW …
By FITSNEWS || Back in March, Lowcountry businessman Thomas Ravenel wrote a masterful indictment of the American military-industrial complex entitled “Heeding Eisenhower.”
In his personal life, though, it seems the independent U.S. Senate candidate needs to start heeding Dr. Phil …
On Sunday evening the 52-year-old Ravenel announced – via Facebook – the end of his relationship with 23-year-old girlfriend Kathryn Dennis, the mother of his seven-month-old daughter and his co-star on the Bravo TV reality show Southern Charm.
The post – which was quickly taken down – alleged an odd reason for the breakup. Specifically, it claimed Dennis did not come to Ravenel’s defense quickly enough in the aftermath of a recent assault allegation made against Ravenel by Dennis’ hairdresser, Lauren Moser.
In that October 17 incident, Ravenel was accused of repeatedly slamming a door into Moser and knocking her down several steps. A police incident report also alleges Ravenel fell into the pool while carrying his daughter in his arms that same evening.
Good times …
Anyway, Dennis stood by her man but according to Ravenel she didn’t do so fast enough … hence “his” decision to break off the relationship.
But is that really how things went down?
Sources familiar with the drama tell FITS a vastly different story … and they have documentation to back it up.
According to multiple witness accounts (confirmed via text messages obtained by FITS), Ravenel allegedly offered Dennis inducements – including a $3,500 a month stipend – to keep quiet after she broke up with him on Saturday evening.
“If you can keep this private, I will continue to pay for (the baby’s nanny) and let you stay at my house on Charlotte Street until we have a mediated settlement and will pay for baby supplies,” a text message from Ravenel read. “If you go public you will have to leave Charlotte Street immediately there will be no money for (the nanny) but I will continue to pay only for baby supplies. And things are going to get very messy.”
“I’m going public,” Ravenel texted Dennis not long after. “Better lawyer up.”
Ravenel also warned Dennis against communicating with members of the media.
“If I read about it on Fits then I’ll know where it came fro(m),” he texted in one exchange, referring to this website.
Ravenel also allegedly fired his child’s nanny in the aftermath of the breakup because she refused to go on the record saying Dennis was a “bad mom.” The nanny declined to comment on the breakup, referring FITS to an attorney she has retained to protect her interests.
Needless to say, all of this is sensational copy for a reality television producer – but none of it is likely to help Ravenel win votes in his bid to unseat liberal incumbent “Republican” Lindsey Graham.
Given our oft-stated contempt for Graham, this website was initially quite supportive of Ravenel’s candidacy – but several weeks ago we cut ties when we began to suspect the whole thing was more about reality television ratings, not real world political issues.
(For our report on that metamorphosis, CLICK HERE).
Ravenel showed flashes of his policy brilliance during a recent radio interview with former S.C. lieutenant governor Ken Ard – reminding us of the vast potential he had as a candidate. In fact internal polling from multiple campaigns showed him pulling between 12-15 percent support as recently as August – well within striking distance given a sufficient financial investment down the campaign’s homestretch.
“The numbers were there for him,” one GOP pollster told us recently. “Lindsey Graham is the most unpopular Republican incumbent in America and Ravenel could have had him on the ropes with a credible and well-funded candidacy.”
Clearly such a candidacy never materialized, though …
We need screen pics of said Texts or you just made them up.
I know enough about real estate law that if she has been living there with him for more than 30 days he cannot evict her without adequate notice. Given that the child is also in the mix little Red should stick it to old Tommy if he tries that. As for only paying for baby supplies, is this guy really that stupid? In his dreams..
My perception is that to him the baby is both an intrusion and a distraction – just a prop for his tv show. He’s already forgotten the baby’s name — all of my children were called by their names/nicknames and never as “the baby”, “the kid”, or “the brat.”
It appears to me that in the future legal agreements he has locked himself into a minimum of $3,500 monthly for Dennis.
Half Eddie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4YJHvzo2io
Terrific! I have to duck tape my ribs now so I can go to sleep….
I know enough about real estate law that if she has been living there
with him for more than 30 days he cannot evict her without adequate
Willing to bet she knows enough about Thomas Ravenel to not want to live under the same roof with this jackass for 30 more days, especially if the recent allegations are true. Physically violent, history of alcohol offenses, current spat likely meaning he’s already angry as hell… Unless she wants her next TV appearance to be on something like “Southern Fried Homicide” then she better get the fuck out of there.
Don’t be so sure. I have a friend who married a multi-millionaire. They had 2 sons together. He left her for another woman and when they divorced, she received $2,000 a month in child support for both boys. May sound like a lot for some, but that was chump change for him. Doesn’t always work out the way you think.
“is this guy really that stupid?”
What does your gut tell you?
Bet he has some nice pics of Dennis…..in the red raw.
Who wants to see fat, and pink veiny nipples?
And you know this……..how?
She’s fat. She has light skin and red hair = pink nipples.
The veins usually come from the expansion of the mammary glands after pregnancy.
Maybe you do, but its nothing I want to see. I didn’t really want to see’em before she gained 60 pounds. Now? That’s all you man.
She’s not fat, she was just drawn that way.
Kathryn & Thomas…Charleston’s own Lindsay Lohan & Charlie Sheen.
Bet he has some nice pics of Dennis…..in the red raw.
TBG’s seen pics of her without make-up.
That was quite enough, thank you.
Just Google her name and look at the photos… without makeup the only reason you’d do a double-take at her is that you wouldn’t believe how homely she is with just one look.
I saw her on the show and was stunned. I couldn’t believe this was the girl everyone was saying was so beautiful. Without a ton of professional hair and make-up, she’s downright scary…and she will NOT age well. I hate to say this, but I think Thomas could have found a woman his own age more attractive than Kathryn.
“I ain’t saying she’s a gold digger, but she ain’t messing with no broke ______. 18 years, 18 years, she got one of your kids she got you for 18 years.” Kanye West
Lawyers using Kanye as commentary is awesome.
Do you take EBT cards if I need a lawyer?
Lawyers using Kanye as commentary is awesome.
Actually, it is kind of cool.
It’ll be cooler if he takes EBT.
A good attorney takes whatever payment a client in need can render! I have a buddy who took a freezer full of venison from a broke-ass dude who really needed to “pay” something for his own peace of mind…
Thank you for calling it venison, and not “deer meat.”
A bartender tried to give his lawyer a retainer of some whiskey. The lawyer counted the bottles and said, “There’s only seven bottles. I can’t make a case out of that!”
not set up for EBT. I have taken guns, ammo, vegetables, 4 wheelers and an occasional bottle of liquor as payment.
Will you take liberties with my ho, I mean girlfriend, for a few minutes in a Motel 6 in lieu of payment for services? I will thrown in some Crown Royal since you are a fan of liquor.
More Americans have had failed relationships with T-Rav than have died from Ebola.
T-Rav has probably had to have more places sanitized after his presence than have American Ebola patients.
T-Rav broke my heart. I”m so depressed. I thought T-Rav was gonna win it all.
“He coulda been [in a] Contenda….“
Don’t it just make ‘ya cry? His Nanny – she’s gonna whip his @$$.
Makes you wonder if he has more bastard kids than that too.
— never thought about it until now
I don’t know how he’s avoided a litter by now, because he’s drunk most of the time and being under the influence of drugs and alcohol doesn’t make for good decisions regarding birth control, but I think that if there were more they would have come forward to sue for child support.
“bastard”? Do people still really use that word to label children?
Over 5000 have died from Obola. But I have to wonder where you get your other numbers from (other than thin air, which would be an indication of a mental disorder).
Nolff specified ‘murricans, Dr.
That he did. The TR camp folks should read more carefully.
Okay Will, enough already – T-Rav shot his wad and it’s a non-starter (I’m not talking about the wad he shot into the TV Bimbo here, I’m talking about the wad of paper he stuffed down the “elect a drug dealing, drunk driving, bastard baby making, FEC rule violating, narcissistic “reality” TV star” musket and fired without bothering to ram home a ball first) You’re wasting valuable keystrokes and time talking about this “never was”.
Get off your amply lazy ass and get over to the State House and tell us which of the cock roaches is next. When you’ve got that data in hand, stroll over to Harden and spend a few minutes observing the “early voting” going on over there under the guise of “absentee voting” (I voted last week). When you get done with that, how about a piece on the “The Richland 2 Black Parents Association” and the “anti-The Richland 2 Black Parents Association” mailing sent out by Craig Plank and company (I’ll get you a copy if you need it)
Colonel, I think we all know that when Graham beats Ravenel in 8 days, it will only be because T-Rav didn’t follow FITS’ most excellent political advise. But for that, he would have scored the biggest upset in SC and U.S. Senate history.
Oh my!!!! Get your Ouija board out clown and try again! :-)
Colonel, it’s because all of this is easy pickings handed to him on a platter.
“Text messages obtained by FITS.” So now the gold digging trailer trash is sending you text messages. Guess that’s what you do when you can’t afford a lawyer in a custody battle?
Will Folks seems to know a lot of trailer trash – starting with his own wife. Didn’t she used to be a stripper?
Woooooooooooooah, outta line, dude.
Didn’t she used to be a stripper?
C’mon, man, if you’re going to play that game, you need to have some substantial evidence.
And income. Slander is expensive.
Correct. Just ask The Sun News in Myrtle Beach and reporter/writer David Wren.
They were sued for defamation by a PUBLIC FIGURE (the court in Horry County ruled that former state senator and lobbyist Mark Kelley was a public figure) and lost a judgement for $600,000.
SC now has legal precedent for a a public figure or public servant/official to sue a site such as Fits for defamation.
My guess that is why Fits is so careful about the things they post about Haley and other politicians in the state/nation. :-)
Definitely why he doesn’t post much about Myrtle Beach corruption these days. In my opinion.
Meh, I doubt my family would sue someone just for saying something. That’s not how we operate!
That’s actually my sister, and no. We also have never lived in a trailer, and probably grew up in a much nicer home than yourself. Thanks!
Kick his ass Karl. My $10 says it’s T-Rav posting a response to himself anyway.
Already checked that. It wasn’t Thomas, how unfortunate!
You mad, bro? Why you defending her instead of her husband?
Nevermind, I thought you were stating you were Dennis’ brother.
Aren’t you a convicted rapist?
Hey wait? ,,,,, Hmmmmm? So your real name is Thomas, eh?
Is this girl a Berkeley county Dennis?
If so, is she related to the late Rembert?
Is this girl a Berkeley county Dennis?
If so, is she related to the late Rembert?
*Whirring sound of Rembert spinning in grave*
Yes, but her family has no real money anymore. That’s why they didn’t mind her hooking up with a man twice her age. She even stated that her mother told her to take pre-natal vitamins when she started dating Thomas. What kind of mother does that?? They were all in on it… helping her to nab a rich baby daddy. Dumb ole T-Rav just fell into her trap.
“She even stated that her mother told her to take pre-natal vitamins when she started dating Thomas. What kind of mother does that?? They were all in on it… ”
Damn. That says it all.
Bromance gone bad. Let him go, Will, let him go.
Will’s obsession with Thomas goes deep. Really creepy actually.
I think it’s been said before, but, was this all just a stunt for the show, the part about running for office, I mean? The other part with the baby, it’s just sad that a young ‘un like Ms. Dennis would have anything to do with a 52 yo. Surely gold was smelled and that certainly affects the thought process The saddest part, creating another young ‘un in the process. What kind of life will the baby have now?
I don’t know. She’s looking at child support, a nanny, and what sounds like at a minimum $42k a year in “pension” money and she is only 20+. Her challenge will be to never get married to keep the allowance coming in. Where this dumbass went wrong was cohabitating with her in some pretty swanky digs. Probably about time for Granddaddy Arthur to step in and tidy things up for the fu-cha.
That’s Cuzin Arthur ti you. “U bez for me cause I bez for u”.
In the selfie she looks like a twelve year old…Thomas, you dirty old man.
One thing is for sure the baby’s momma will have plenty of legal help. The $3,500 will be more like a weekly payment when her crowd gets done roasting his drunken ass.
They’re not married, not been together long enough to be common law married in SC either, so the best she can do is fleece him for the maximum in child support. Although, his pockets and connections are deep enough to get him a joint custody ruling, so the likelihood that she will get some ridiculous monthly support is not great.
Joint custody after he done fell in the pool with the baby?
Only a family court judge looking for the wrong kind of fame would do that…not saying we don’t have any stupid family court judges in this state.
That would be a valid point, IF the dips hit with the camera phone had turned it on prior to the impromptu dip in the pool.
I’m still curious why this “hairdresser” shows up at 11pm — and for what purpose?
Really?! Surely you ask this in rhetorical fashion, mi amigo.
Blow or a blow?
She was there to tell him her connection didn’t show up, and he was going to have to wait until the weekend to get any meth.
He’s always drunk, has a history of drug use and he fell into a pool with a 7 month old. I can’t imagine a judge even allowing him to have unsupervised visits, but crazier things have happened…unfortunately.
joint custody for a coke-head, convicted felon who fell in the pool with the child?
not very likely
joint custody for a coke-head, convicted felon who fell in the pool with the child, and has a big ass bridge named after his daddy?
not so unlikely
…and has a big ass bridge named after his daddy?
Her grandaddy has some stuff named after him also…
But its in Moncks Corner. Who cares?
He’s got plenty of money to pursue joint OR full custody. She’s got nothing.
Just to clarify, there is no length of time required to cohabitate to become “common law” married in SC. Time has nothing to do with it:
Both parties must be legally free to marry (not already married to someone else).
Both parties must be at least 16 years of age.
There must be an agreement and intent between a man and a woman to be married, no ceremony required.
The parties must cohabitate (live together). There is no set minimum time limit. You can live together one day and be common law married or live together for years and not be. It all depends on the circumstances involved.
Both parties must hold out to the public that they are married. Examples include but are not limited to filing joint tax returns, telling people they are married, and providing insurance coverage for the other party.
You are correct, and there was a sensational case in the early 1980s between William Hurt and a pregnant paramour; she claimed common law marriage from a six week vacation at Hilton Head. Her mistake was suing him in NY court rather than SC court. She lost. Had she sued him here, she may have won.
Hello from Wisconsin. My old SC roommate told me this story and I’m laughing my tail off. We’ve got morons here but you people must all be drinking bad water – everyone in your state seems stupid. Or else you’ve migrated from Arkansas. First Sanford, then this guy. Thanks for the laughs.
Kathryn Dennis had an obvious choice. It was either the hairdresser and the nanny or T-Rav.
She should’ve taken the money. It’s not like he had some stellar reputation to protect in the first place.
Why T-Rav? Why? I thought you were the low country Kennedy. The JFK of the 21st Century. I had it all mapped out. Quick defeat of Lindsey, then a GOP takeover of the Senate. A year as the junior white Senator from SC and then you could run for President. Everyone would back you and we’d have out Southern Camelot. Why T-Rav? Why T-Rav ruin the dream. He coulda been somebody. He coulda been a contender. Now he gonna need a Mexican wife to get back on TV.
In a scandalous town such as lovely Charleston, I think a good attorney can parlay that $3,500 a month into say, $13,500 a month? Not bad – probably a pre-paid College of Charleston tuition to boot, some private school elementary, middle and high school, a nice swanky downtown old-money house with a golden retriever and a brand new, BMW. And maybe a couple of them nice straw hats and an annual trip to Europe in the Summer so the little child gets enlightenment. Yes sir!! Lawyer up? T-Rav – how silly. They was linin’ up outside her door 90 minutes after you texted her.
Well, there is one Argentinian back on the market.
Proven gold-digging bimbo.
She may, however, be too smart to go for this trash bag, snitch.
Anyone digging gold near Sanford better bring their own shovel. He sure ain’t gonna spring for it.
Being a former politician typically means you are good at taking bribes, but not necessarily giving them.
Also means your real good at giving something else (something J) but not real good at deciding who to get ’em from. Just ask ole’ Bill Clinton. That was a bad choice.
Excuse,but Jack Bruce died on the 25th.He was the heart ,soul,and voice of Cream;a short-lived band,but very important one:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eszCRHkI9zA
for the love of God I hope the poor kid is getting fed store bought formula. Their can’t be a sober one in this entire crowd.
Just saw this…a classic!!!
Stop heathens! Ravenel is a wealthy JOB-CREATOR! Do not blaspheme him! Hallowed be his name!
He has an ego as big as Obama’s!
Maybe he’s hung like a donkey and Catherine likes his big johnson up in her. She’s a whore.
He is old enough to be her father. Disgusting. Both of them. Hope they get their just desserts. I feel sorry for the baby girl.
“…wrote a masterful indictment of the American military-industrial complex entitled “Heeding Eisenhower.”
Dude…we’re begging now…let…him…go. That piece was not masterful. It wasn’t even average (and even calling it average necessitates the intellectual gymnastics required if you attempt to forget the prior piece where he wrote with a straight face (presumably) that we needed to close our “hundreds” of military bases in Germany. The guy has no clue. hanging out in the Caribbean for a few weeks a year does not foreign policy expertise make.
The TR “traction” that was supposedly building? Not so much.
Graham’s camp feeling threatened? Not so much.
The kajililon dollar ad-buy? Not so much.
TR becoming a serious person and overcoming his past personal issues? Unless yuo count a new DUI conviction, a new out-of-wedlock bay-bay with a girl half his age, a few domestic squabbles, and a blackmail attempt…not so much.
TR is a self-centered, dumbass buffoon, and he’s been one for a long, long time. Almost everyone in the state knows it, except for, of course, the FITS staff. Ninety-five percent of the voting public is fittin’ ta prove it to ya (as we say in the Redneck Riviera). maybe 97%, now. You got sucked in; it’s OK, man! As I said before, do the James Gang thing and just…walk…away.
Just walk away? All of Will’s breakups are ugly, full of drama and involve the police.
All of Will’s breakups are ugly, full of drama and involve the police.
It’s not a *real* breakup ’til the cops show up.
I agree. You certainly can’t blame Will for defending his family if T-Rav made threats.I respect that.
However Fits appears to be make the same strategic mistake that has helped Haley be elected twice as governor, after November 4th-just not “walkin away”.
Problem with T-Rav ,in my opinion , is his mental stability and the fact he apparently has millions. Does anyone really think T-Rav is going to allow Fits to stalk (posting screen shot of T-Rav’s Facebook),harrass and post articles about him and his family (true or not) like Fits does about Haley and her family?
I posted above about legal precedent in SC that allows a public figure to sue for defamation and damages.
Appears to me T-Rav has nothing to lose suing Fits. Don’t agree with it however I see it coming. Just an opinion.
You’re right about the possibility of a TR suit, but it in my opinion it would be a long shot for a couple of reasons. Recent case law notwithstanding, public officials still have a higher bar. When TR and his low-rent group post their life online for the world to see, that helps a FITS “truth defense” even more. Further, TR makes for a pretty crappy victim (important if, by some slim chance, the case ever reached a jury). As for TR’s “millions,” by most accounts they are dwindling. If he stays at his current level of nitwittery and jackassery, his $$$ will continue to dwindle. The free market to which he pays so much lip service will see to that…
“Does anyone really think T-Rav is going to allow Fits to stalk (posting
screen shot of T-Rav’s Facebook),harrass and post articles about him and
his family (true or not) like Fits does about Haley and her family?”
A couple of comments on this:
1. It isn’t unreasonable to believe that Haley and Sic did do the nasty, & the Queen doesn’t want that coming out in court…so it’s built in protection from a suit form her.
2. Along those same lines, who here doesn’t think Sic knows where some T-Rav bodies are buried? Sure, T-Rav might lose it and do something stupid, that eventually comes back around to hurt him in a court room, but at the same time…even the crazy give pause now and then when the danger is clear.
“It isn’t unreasonable to believe that Haley and Sic did do the nasty,”
It *wasn’t* unreasonable until the 40th iteration of “the dog ate my hard drive”, the vaporware book, etc. There’s still a very slim chance that the allegation is true, but considering Sic’s meticulously self-documented delusions (serial womanizer, political kingmaker), it just isn’t likely. Not that doesn’t have 99 problems, but Sic ain’t one.
As an overall observation, it’s sad to see this site being relegated to the gossip/infotainment bin because the founder can’t keep the focus off of himself and his manufactured drama(s).
So what do you make of the hundreds of pages of phone txt’s? Do he fabricate those?
*Do you think he fabricated those?
Crazy is as crazy does.
he fell in the pool. It aint like somebody lost an eye
For most of us, when we have a falling-out with a friend, it’s a falling-out with a friend.
For Will, it’s a “metamorphosis.”
What a rarefied atmosphere he carries with him. BWAAHAAHAAAHAAA!!
(And I’m a fan.)
Maybe he should just put something in her mouth…
A money shot would have saved him some money…
Such a stellar character. He really should hold high elective office in SC. he fits well into a long tradition.
Ravenel’s “Heeding Eisenhower” is a scratchy, poorly researched screed that bears witness to the idiom: Scotch is more preferable because it doesn’t give a hangover. Scotch does and your writing shows it, Thomas. I had to laugh out loud when he wrote, “What our leaders won’t say is Russia isn’t instigating, it’s reacting to a U.S.-backed overthrow of Ukraine’s popularly elected president Viktor Yanukovych.” Shoot, even a casual effort in researching Yanukovych reveals he was/is a Russian puppet. Here, for the last fucking time, is my timeline regarding Ukraine and the mythical US backed overthrow of Yanukovych meme from Fits and T-Rav
1991: Ukraine granted
independence from dissolved Soviet Union
Yushchenko, Presidential candidate poisoned with Dioxin
Yanukovych (Russian puppet) elected President in run-off of two round system
Revolution protesting rigged run-off election
2004: Ukraine Supreme
Court annuls first run-off
2005: Viktor Yushchenko
elected President in court ordered 2nd run-off
2005, 2007-10: Yulia
Volodymyrivna Tymoshenko appointed Prime Minister, co-led Orange Revolution
Yanukovych declared President in two-round run-off over Tymoshenko
found guilty of embezzlement, sentenced 7 years
ponders Association Agreement with EU with release of Tymoshenko as one
2013: Last minute
changes prompted by Russian pressure, EU deal not signed
protest sudden reversal, 80 dead from Yanukovych snipers
invites Russian troops into Crimea
flees to Russia, found guilty of ordering sniper shootings
Stop; just stop. Facts confuse the shit outta these folks. If they didn’t hear on a CATO CD or have someone read it to them from a Ron Paul newsletter, it just ain’t so!
She will not age well in the years to come, and I’m wondering what she will look like within three months….
“Thomas never hit that girl,” Dennis told FITS, referring to her hairstylist Lauren Moser.
“We are good people, nobody (and I mean nobody) knows what happened besides those who were there — including me,” she told FITS. “Anything false that is said, I will be correcting.”
“Anything false that is said — including by me, I will be correcting.”
there, fixed that for you.
Unlike other politicians, Ravenel is unsafe and unstable holding and kissing babies during campaign rallies.
How long until it comes out that the Hair Dresser was also a Hair Dresser with Benefits? Something fishy is going on here and it ain’t big red.
I wish ya’ll would quit with this ,Bromance garbage.Maybe’s someone’s curiosity got the better of him,especially w/his/her shoe collection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1FybvwFGpo
Was the hairdresser really a guy?
I still think he should be the next Bachelor.
There is nothing worst than a scorned women. Today, WOMEN must ALSO be SELF RESPONSIBLE.. There relationship was over BEFORE she got preg and she knew it…
He tried to do the right thing… but really… WHAT was she thinking. their was a BIG age difference.
Sadly, the children pay for the KARMA of BOTH Parents.