Thomas Ravenel Is ‘Not Coming Back’ To Southern Charm Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

Thomas Ravenel is leaving Bravo

According to a protected tweet obtained by People, the reality TV personality will not appear on the 6th season of Southern Charm as police continue their investigation of his sexual assault claims.

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He reportedly wrote:

“I’m not doing the show anymore… In the contract they have the right to fictionalize your story. They took advantage of me. I decided I’ve got too much to lose and informed them I’m not coming back.”

As we wrote, “Nanny Dawn” — the ex-caretaker to his daughter Kensie, 4, and son Saint, 2 — reported Ravenel on May 7 for an alleged encounter from January 2015. She was empowered by Ashley Perkins who said her mother Debbie was allegedly assaulted by the former State Treasurer at the end of their date in October 2015.

The controversial 55-year-old has denied the allegations against him via attorney Richard P. Terbrusch.

Ravenel did not attend the season 5 reunion special.

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‘Willy Wonka’ Star Doing ‘Much Better’ After Suffering Near-Fatal Massive Stroke

Denise Nickerson

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory star Denise Nickerson is doing “much better” after she suffered a near-fatal massive stroke, has exclusively learned.

Nickerson’s daughter-in-law, Jasmine, said the star who played gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 classic film is currently at home and in good spirits.

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“Denise was supposed to be in a nursing center but she wasn’t cooperative,” Jasmine told Radar. “She wanted to be home so doctors allowed that and she’s here with us.”

As Radar reported after Nickerson suffered the medical emergency in July, her son, Josh, said his mom was “not fully cognizant” and couldn’t walk or talk.

Nickerson was then forced to undergo surgery shortly after she ripped out her feeding tube, leaving loved ones even more worried about her longterm prognosis.

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Thankfully, it seems Nickerson is slowly recovering from the potentially deadly stroke.

“She can walk but only for a few minutes,” Jasmine said, noting that Nickerson “walks between her bedroom and bath. She can use the restroom on her home and she’s saying things like ‘I love you,’ ‘hello,’ and ‘good morning.’ She can’t write though and that’s because her right hand isn’t strong enough.”

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“She comprehends everything that’s going on now and that’s the best part,” Jasmine added.

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Pregnant Reality Star Lyric McHenry Found Dead At 26

Tragic news for EJNYC fans — Lyric McHenry is dead.

The 26-year-old, who appeared with her sister Maya on EJ Johnson‘s Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills spinoff in 2016, was found “sprawled out on the sidewalk” in a pajama top and no pants Tuesday morning.

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Authorities told Us Weekly:

“McHenry was rushed to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, where she died. Police are investigating, the matter is ongoing.”

According to the NY Daily News, police found cocaine on McHenry’s body and suspect an overdose.

Costar and friend Dorothy Wang tweeted:

McHenry shared a video of herself on Instagram just hours before she was found, celebrating her 26th birthday with friends.

Sadly, the reality star was also reportedly 20 weeks pregnant at the time of her death.

[Image via Lyric McHenry/Instagram.]

‘Pamela Smart: An American Murder Mystery’ Premieres August 19 on ID

“No one even calls this case the Gregg Smart murder case ever. It’s like he’s lost in it; he’s the ultimate victim in this whole thing.”

There’s no escaping the truth behind those words. Back on the night of May 1, 1990, an unsuspecting Greggory Smart returned to his New Hampshire condominium where, once inside, he was attacked by a pair of intruders. In the end, one of them forced him down to his knees while the other fired a .38 caliber bullet into his head.

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That night, Gregg Smart did become the ultimate victim.

But the irony comes from the fact that it’s his widow, Pamela, who is speaking those words. She’s the voice protesting the fact that Gregg seems to have been forgotten in the aftermath of his own death. But she is also the one who is serving a life sentence at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women in Westchester County, NY after being found guilty of being an accomplice to first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and witness tampering. Maybe that’s why her name is the one associated with the “case” and not his.

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Beating O.J. Simpson to the title of Trial of the Century by several years, the Pamela Smart murder trial was a national obsession in the early ‘90s, fueled by prosecution charges that, while overseeing a drug awareness program at Winnacunnet High School, Pamela began an affair with teenager William “Billy” Flynn that ultimately led to her seducing him into enlisting some friends to kill her husband. The goal, according to the prosecution, was to get her out of what had quickly become an unhappy marriage, while also allowing her to benefit from $140,000 in life insurance policies and retaining ownership of their dog. An “older” woman (her 21 to his 16) using sex to accomplish the unthinkable? America was hooked and couldn’t get enough of what became a media sensation.

But Pamela Smart has had enough. Since her conviction in 1991, she has proclaimed her innocence. She’s admitted that the affair she had with Billy was wrong, but has emphasized that when she broke up with him he must have jumped to the deranged conclusion that removing Gregg would mean that there would be nothing standing between them. And she’s stunned that the three people associated with the murder — Billy, who fired the fatal bullet; Randall Fowler, who had held Gregg down; and J.R. Lattime, outside in the getaway car — spent years in prison, but were ultimately paroled. She’s not alone.

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Investigative reporter Diane Dimond comments, “It cannot be ignored that the teenage boys who perpetrated this crime, who pulled the trigger and took Gregg Smart’s life, are out of prison. Is it fair that the triggermen are already out of prison living their life, and she’s still in prison for the rest of her life?”

Both sides of that question are at the heart of the three-part Investigation Discovery series Pamela Smart: An American Murder Mystery that premieres on Aug. 19 at 10 p.m. on ID. Look for continuing insight into the Pamela Smart murder trial all this week.

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Pregnant Reality Star’s Mother Hospitalized In Shock After Suspected OD Death

Pregnant reality star Lyric McHenry’s mother was “hysterical” when she found out about her daughter’s tragic death and was rushed to the hospital, exclusively learned.

At McHenry’s California home her mother’s friend Pat told Radar about the traumatic reaction: “We had to send her mother to the hospital to calm her down.”

Pat told Radar she was “trying to keep everyone together,” as the family absorbed the horrific news of McHenry’s death.

The 26-year-old’s mother, Jennifer, was “crying and fell to the ground and we had to catch her,” a source said about the shocking situation.

“She’s hysterical and they had to get her to the hospital,” the source said.

McHenry’s family was planning to “take shifts and sit with her so she’s not alone for a couple of hours,” at the hospital the source revealed.

McHenry was found wearing a pajama top, no pants but with underwear on, sprawled out on a sidewalk. She was allegedly found with a “small ziplock bag containing cocaine.”

The NYPD confirmed with Radar a woman’s body was found: “On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at approximately 0505 hours, police encountered a 26-year-old female, unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the sidewalk in the vicinity of Undercliff Avenue and Boscobel Place, within the confines of the 44 Precinct. There were no obvious signs of trauma observed. EMS responded to the location and transported the aided female to Bronx Lebanon Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. The investigation remains ongoing.”

Stay with Radar for updates to the story.

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Michael Jackson’s ‘Son’ David Rothenberg Dies: Inside ‘Emotional’ Memorial Service

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Late King of Pop Michael Jackson‘s beloved friend David Rothenberg aka “Dave Davesecretly passed away on July 15 at age 42 at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada. On Monday, the burn survivor’s family and friends, including several members of the Jackson clan, gathered for a memorial service, and has the exclusive photos inside. Click through seven of Dave Dave’s final photos as his best friend Justin Hayward reveals shocking details about his final days.