Ravenel accuses Kathryn of prescription drug abuse in newly filed court documents obtained by AllAboutTheTEA.com — adding a new chapter to the ongoing custody case. Ravenel claims that Kathryn “has been intoxicated by the abuse of prescription drugs and/or use of illegal drugs while in sole care” of the former couple’s two minor children. Ravenel alleges that his ex buys, sells and swaps drugs with “friends, cast members and show producers to support her prescription drug habit.”
The South Carolina real estate developer alleges that Kathryn Dennis becomes “overwhelmed” by their young children after only a few days, and claims that she leans on prescription drugs “as a coping mechanism for anxiety and stress.”
The 56-year-old accuses Kathryn of ditching appointments, regularly sleeping past noon, and even alleges that the reality star committed a hit and run, back in October 2018.
Thomas Ravenel cries foul on Kathryn’s sole custody argument based on a recent sexual assault allegation levied against him — arguing that she has known about the accusation for a long time. Ravenel even claims that Kathryn has joined forces with his accuser, Dawn Ledwell — alleging that she “condoned and/or encouraged Ms. Ledwell to make false allegations of sexual assault and to file a criminal complaint against him, on the heels of the ‘Me Too’ movement, for purposes of helping Mother gain custody of the parties’ minor children in a subsequent modification action.”
The legal back-and-forth began in 2016, when Kathryn lost custody of the children, after a court ordered drug test revealed multiple drugs in her system. Kathryn sold a cleaned-up image and won back joint custody, but filed for primary custody in October 2018, after the assault allegation landed Ravenel in legal hot water. Ravenel fired back in November, filing a suit against Southern Charm producers and Bravo—demanding that sensitive, unaired footage regarding the legal drama be axed from the upcoming season. Ravenel accused the network/producers of nudging Kathryn to file for custody, to create drama for Season 6.