Thomas Ravenel Attacked At Charleston Nightclub

REALITY STAR REFUSES TO PRESS CHARGES … THEN THREATENS TO SUE CITY || By FITSNEWS || Former S.C. treasurer and reality television star Thomas Ravenel was attacked at a Charleston, S.C. nightclub, according to a police report obtained by The (Charleston, S.C.) City Paper. According to the report, the star of…


|| By FITSNEWS || Former S.C. treasurer and reality television star Thomas Ravenel was attacked at a Charleston, S.C. nightclub, according to a police report obtained by The (Charleston, S.C.) City Paper.

According to the report, the star of Bravo television’s Southern Charm show was verbally accosted by an as-yet-unidentified male at the Republic Garden and Lounge in downtown Charleston last Monday evening.  As staff at the bar were removing the man from the premises, he allegedly slipped free and head-butted Ravenel in the face.

Police responded to the incident, apprehending the alleged assailant from a nearby street corner and bringing him back to the bar – where Ravenel identified him.

“That’s the guy who hit me,” he told police.

Multiple witnesses corroborated Ravenel’s identification of the alleged assailant.


The man, identified only as “Mike,” initially denied attacking Ravenel – but later admitted it, saying the reality television star “deserved it.”

Police arrested the man for simple assault, but Ravenel refused to press charges – at least initially – citing his celebrity status and the likelihood the altercation would be misrepresented in the media.

“I can’t press charges. I can’t do anything. I just have to get my face disfigured,” he told the City Paper. “I can’t defend myself because of the show and who I am.”

According to WCSC TV 5 (CBS – Charleston, S.C.), though, Ravenel decided two hours later that he did wish to press charges – and asked police to “re-arrest” his assailant.

“I want him to sit in jail all night so he can think about what he’s done,” Ravenel told police.

When they refused his request, Ravenel threatened to sue the city for $10 million.

According to the City Paper, Ravenel was reportedly struck so hard by his assailant that his left eye was swollen shut.  However the WCSC report references only a “visible abrasion” under the eye.

It’s been an eventful summer for the 53-year-old playboy, who was involved in a scuffle in Florida last month outside of the Emerald Grande hotel in Destin, Florida.  He’s also been battling with Kathryn Calhoun Dennis, his 24-year-old co-star, ex-girlfriend and scion of two of South Carolina’s most influential families.  Dennis is rumored to be pregnant with the couple’s second child – reports which were exclusively reported on FITS back in May.


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mamatiger92 September 15, 2015 at 2:56 pm

It is September 15th. Surely a pregnancy rumor from May would have to be verified by now, right?

Quietus September 15, 2015 at 3:04 pm


Libby September 15, 2015 at 3:19 pm

“citing his celebrity status”…..more like the lead duffus on a program that embarrasses most of the good people of SC.

9" September 15, 2015 at 3:21 pm

I’d like to see a pic or video of that head-butt

hooka shoes September 15, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Wonder if he had been messing with the guy’s wife?

Judge Grady September 15, 2015 at 3:31 pm

“The man initially denied attacking Ravenel, but later admitted it – saying ‘he deserved it.'”


Bill Brasky September 15, 2015 at 3:51 pm

At some point T-Rav needs to ask himself, “What am I, a 53 year old father, doing at a nightclub in the middle of the night?” Grow up, Peter Pan.

Nightclub Bouncer September 15, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Someone has to babysit him.

TontoBubbaGoldstein September 15, 2015 at 9:23 pm

Grow up, Peter Pan.

Cheer up sleepy Jean.

Wake up Little Suzy.

TankMcNamara September 15, 2015 at 10:05 pm

Play That Funky Music White Boy????

euwe max September 16, 2015 at 3:05 am

If you see me comin’, better step aside
A lotta men didn’t, a lotta men died

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CaptainPalmetto September 16, 2015 at 8:21 am

Thomas needs to learn from Skynrd University “give me 3 steps, give me 3 steps mister, give me 3 steps towards the door . . . “

Mike at the Beach September 16, 2015 at 12:22 am

Getting his pussy-ass whipped, that’s what! I freely admit to (and embrace) my schadenfreude here…

Oh, and it wasn’t this “Mike” doing the ass-whipping. ;-)

Nölff September 15, 2015 at 4:19 pm

He was probably too gacked on coke to press charges.

dwb619 September 15, 2015 at 9:56 pm

It is said that the “nose candy” makes one ten foot tall, invisible, and bulletproof!
His only regret was not having the film crew!

erneba September 15, 2015 at 4:50 pm

He appears to be either drunk or with a hangover in this picture.

Squishy123 September 15, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Will states T-Rav’s eye was swollen shut, WIS reports that a cop saw a slight abrasion and when T-Rav decided to press charges two hours later he was told they couldn’t re-arrest the guy and T-Rav said he’s going to sue Charleston for $10 million. To which the cop told T-Rav, “Good luck with that lawsuit you pompous prick”.

90dderty September 15, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Its more that “simple” assault. What is the guys name who committed the crime? Its public record so therefore ok to post it.

The Buzzman September 15, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Nothing about how brilliant his political blatherings supposedly were at one point?

Slartibartfast September 15, 2015 at 8:08 pm

OK, THAT’S IT! I told you we ought to register heads. Now, look what’s happened!

TontoBubbaGoldstein September 15, 2015 at 9:26 pm

Heads don’t headbutt people.
PEOPLE headbutt people.

They’ll take my head away when they pry it from my warm sticky fingers!

euwe max September 16, 2015 at 3:04 am

I was a head in the 60’s.

The Buzzman September 16, 2015 at 8:21 am

Shoulda quit while you were a head.

Me too.

No, wait. I mostly did.

euwe max September 16, 2015 at 6:57 pm

I’m considering it

TankMcNamara September 15, 2015 at 10:03 pm

Damn that NHA!

Scooter September 15, 2015 at 8:43 pm

Mike should get a medal.

TontoBubbaGoldstein September 15, 2015 at 9:21 pm

“I can’t defend myself because of the show and who I am.”

*Channels T.I.*

Tell ’em who I is…
Ravenel man, Ravenel man…Wild like da Taliban
Gotst my drink in my right , my cocaine in my other hand
(who I’m is..)
Call me “Trouble man”
Always in trouble, man
Worth a [LOT more than] a hundred grand, man
Gotst CATO CDs, man…

euwe max September 16, 2015 at 3:21 am Reply
sparklecity September 15, 2015 at 10:04 pm

He got off light as far as I’m concerned.
And I’ve NEVER seen one nanosecond of his “show”
Nor will I in the future…………………….

euwe max September 16, 2015 at 3:55 am Reply
Toyota Kawaski September 16, 2015 at 8:45 am

Thank You Mike!!!!

Match made in.... September 16, 2015 at 8:58 am

He is such a good FITSNews.

GOB September 16, 2015 at 9:12 am

Disgraced Former Treasurer’s Lives Matter!


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