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Michael Darby Arrested For Sexual Assault of ‘RHOP’ Crew Member!

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Michael Darby Arrested For Sexual Assault of ‘RHOP’ Crew Member!


Ashley Darby’s husband is in some serious trouble with the law!

The Real Housewives of Potomac star’s hubby, Michael Darby, 59, as been charged with felony sexual assault and misdemeanor improper sexual contact. The charges stem from Michael grabbing the buttocks and groping a RHOP crew member.

The incident occurred on September 1, 2018, while filming the reality show. 

The victim, Orville Palmer, claims the Househusband turned and gave him “a flirtatious look,” after assaulting him. Orville says he instructed Darby to stop, and then told his supervisor.

Tensions exploded during the third season of The Real Housewives of Potomac between the couple, who feuded over Ashley using the couple’s money to fund her mother’s lifestyle. 

Michael has been linked to gay affair rumors since the show debuted in January 2016. In late 2016, explicit photos surfaced linking the Aussie native to a sexual tryst with a young black man, during a stay in England. 

The 56-year-old restauranteur has also been caught on camera grabbing random men’s butt’s in previous episodes of the Bravo reality series.   

The maximum punishment, if convicted is 11 years in prison.

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Michael Darby Arrested For Sexual Assault of ‘RHOP’ Crew Member!
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