“If I lost all custody of my kids, all the Bravo controlled media would be talking about what a horrible father I am,” the former reality star tweeted and deleted, on Monday.
“Instead, as I have full custody, the narrative is that I’ve bought off the system and Family Court is corrupt,” the wealthy developer said.
Thomas added— “I think Bravo is corrupt.”
The early stages of the ex-couple’s custody war previously played out on Southern Charm. Thomas and Kathryn dated on and off for two years before calling it quits in 2016.
Kathryn lost custody of the two children she shares with Thomas, Kensie, 8, and Saint, 6, last March. Thomas is also dad to a two-year-old son, Jonathan, from his past relationship with ex-fiancée, Heather Mascoe.
In March, a South Carolina judge ruled that Kathryn would be restricted to supervised visitation every other weekend, and Thomas was awarded primary legal custody. He permanently relocated to Aiken, South Carolina with the two children, in the summer of 2021. Thomas had provided the court with evidence of Kathryn’s cocaine use and prescription medication abuse.
Before a judge sealed the case, per Kathryn’s request, Thomas accused his ex and her then-boyfriend, Chleb Ravenell, of drug use while they vacationed with the two kids. He accused the pair of leaving cocaine “within [their] grasp.” Kathryn denied the accusation, telling the court that she “[does] not use cocaine” and therefore could not have “left any out for [the] children to access.”
Chleb spoke to E! News about his past relationship with the Bravo star last month.
“We gave it a chance,” Chleb told the outlet, in July. ”We worked at first—we were a really loving couple—and then when we moved in together, we were kind of breaking apart from each other.”
“Just to see her go through that was painful,” Chleb said, of his ex’s custody battle. “I just wanted to make her happy, but with her dealing with all this, she kind of didn’t realize what I was actually trying to do. She had too much going on in her mind.”
In June, Kathryn was forced to scramble for new legal representation, after her attorneys abruptly resigned from the ongoing custody case.
Court documents revealed that high-powered South Carolina attorneys, Susan Rawls Strom and Pete Currence, wanted off the custody case immediately. They explained that the attorney-client relationship had been “irretrievably impaired.”
Kathryn responded by blasting her former legal team on her Instagram Story, writing—“Dear Attorneys: If Your Client Is In A Custody Battle With A High Conflict Person, Please Know: You Are Her Voice, You Are Her Advocate, She Has Been Through Trauma, Treat Her Like A Human And Not A Case Number. Signed, Survivors Everywhere.”
Southern Charm airs Thursdays at 9 pm ET on Bravo.
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