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.

Related: Southern Charm‘s Kathryn Dennis Finally Weighs In!

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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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.

Photos: Stars We Lost In 2018

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.

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Penn Jillette Confirms Trump Said ‘Racially Insensitive Things’ During Celebrity Apprentice!

Look. We have PLENTY of proof Donald Trump is a racist.

Calling Mexican immigrants rapists, referring to African nations as “s**thole countries,” defending a Nazi rally as full of “very fine people.”

But it seems for a huge faction of the country, the smoking gun of hearing him actually say the n-word is still going to be a gotcha.

Many people have been saying for years that such a tape exists and recently Omarosa Manigault-Newman claimed on her tell-all book tour she finally heard it for herself.

Related: Omarosa Calls Trump’s Relationship With Daughter ‘Uncomfortable To Watch’!

It doesn’t help Trump’s case that his response is he’d never use it on “that dog” or that his own press secretary says she “can’t guarantee” tapes of him using the word don’t exist.

But still, Omarosa isn’t the most credible source — after all, she worked in Trump’s White House. So how about a teensy bit of corroboration?

Magician Penn Jillette, who appeared on Celebrity Apprentice in 2012, told Vulture he definitely heard “racially insensitive things” but refused to try and quote because he was worried about inaccuracy.

However, he did go into detail about his overall impression of Trump and his behavior behind the scenes — and it is NOT good! See The highlights (below)!

Does Mark Burnett have tapes of President Trump saying damaging things during Celebrity Apprentice?
Yeah, I was in the room.

You’ve heard him say …
Oh, yeah.

Can you tell me what you’ve heard him say?
No. If Donald Trump had not become president, I would tell you all the stories. But the stakes are now high and I am an unreliable narrator. What I do, as much as anything, is I’m a storyteller. And storytellers are liars. So I can emotionally tell you things that happened racially, sexually, and that showed stupidity and lack of compassion when I was in the room with Donald Trump and I guarantee you that I will get details wrong. I would not feel comfortable talking about what I felt I saw in that room — because when I was on that show I was sleeping four to five hours a night. I was uncomfortable. “Stress” is the wrong word, but I was not at my best. Then at the end of a day, they put you in a room and they bring out a guy [Trump] who has no power whatsoever and he’s capricious and petty and …

You’ve got to pretend to care what he thinks.
Yeah! It’s your job. You sit at this table and this man rambles — pontificates is giving him too much credit. And because you live in the modern world you’ve heard Trump ramble. But you’ve heard Trump ramble when he thinks he’s being careful. Imagine when he feels he can be frank. And I will tell you things, but I will very conscientiously not give you quotations because I believe that would be morally wrong. I’m not trying to protect myself. This really is a moral thing.

Just so I’m clear: It’s a moral thing because it would be wrong to misquote him or because you don’t want to unduly have an effect on politics?
If he hadn’t become president, I would be telling stories all day long. And if someone were to say, “Penn didn’t get that exactly right,” you’d go “Who cares?”

But now being accurate matters more.
Yeah, the stakes are really high. Not for me. Nothing I can say here hurts my career. But for the world the stakes are higher. He [President Trump] would be reading. And what I’m trying to do here is tell you the story emotionally without telling you specifics.

Okay, I think I follow your logic.
He would say racially insensitive things that made me uncomfortable. I don’t think he ever said anything in that room like “African-Americans are inferior” or anything about rape or grabbing women, but of those two hours every other day in a room with him, every ten minutes was fingernails on chalkboard. He would ask one cast member if he’d rather have sex with this woman or that woman. He would be reading on the web about a real-estate deal he’d made — like he’d sold his house for a certain amount and someone on some blog had said he should have gotten more. Then he would turn and say that making X amount on a house makes him a good businessman, right? I would say to him, “What are you talking about? You don’t know who it is reporting that. Is that Forbes?” He had no idea. So when it came to think about supporting him for president, I digested that information from being on the show with him and said, “Absolutely not. He would be a terrible president.” And because I’d been around him and some people cared what I thought, I said that publicly every chance I got — while also saying he’s a good reality show. You want someone capricious and petty and narcissistic to be on your reality show. And boy, I hate to say this, but playing tapes of him doing that job might be unfair. I want those tapes to be used against him, but it might be unfair.

Because whatever he might’ve said was occurring in the larger context of being on a reality show?
Yeah. You have friends who would say stuff to you over supper that, if you pulled out that chunk, you could ruin their career. But you’ve known them their whole life. You know the exact context. Context is really tricky.

But isn’t there enough of an established behavioral pattern with President Trump that tapes of him saying racially or sexually demeaning things maybe fits into the larger context of who he is and what he thinks?
That is fair. But I can’t stress this enough: I do not respect Donald Trump. Don Junior said — and I’m proud of this — that of everybody who had been on Celebrity Apprentice, I was the one who enjoyed it the most. By the way, I didn’t enjoy it. And I was also the one who liked his father the most. Don Junior said to me, “Why do you like him so much?” And I said, “I made a movie called The Aristocrats.” [Laughs.] (Note: The Aristocrats is a documentary about the dirtiest joke ever told.) I like people when they don’t have filters. I like Tiny TimA very odd, not-so-tiny ukulele player with a high vocal range who become briefly famous in the late ’60s. I like Bob Dylan. I like Neil Young. I like Sun Ra. I love the Beat poets. Which means if I’m in a room with Trump I’m happy to hear him talk. But I’m also happy to hear Charlie Manson talk. I have nothing good to say about Donald Trump as president.

You can check out the whole wide-ranging interview HERE.

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Khloé Kardashian DENIES Her Relationship With Tristan Thompson Is ‘Complicated’!

Khloé Kardashian thinks y’all are doing the most!

According to pics from Kylie Jenner‘s 21st birthday party last Thursday night, guests drank from colored cups which supposedly described their relationship status: yellow = “Single AF,” red = “Taken,” and green = “It’s Complicated.”

Related: Kim Recalls The “Tough Conversation” She Had With Khloé

Over the weekend, after a fan Instagram account (SEE HERE) shared a photo of KoKo holding a green cup, the Revenge Body host immediately DENIED that her relationship with Tristan Thompson is “complicated.” She commented:

“People are reaching. I ordered a drink, it came in a cup, I drank it. End of story. Not that deep lol. I’m sure I drank out of every colored cup that night.”

After a rumored second cheating scandal, the KUWTK star and the basketball player recently traveled to Mexico with Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons.

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Omarosa Manigault-Newman Says Donald Trump ‘Covets’ Ivanka & Calls Their Relationship ‘Uncomfortable To Watch’ In Her New Book!

No, Donald Trump‘s creepy relationship with Ivanka Trump isn’t just in your head.

Omarosa Manigault-Newman says it’s downright “uncomfortable to watch” the duo when they’re together!

In her new book, Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House, the former White House staffer wrote that she believes the president “covets” Ivanka and that their relationship crosses the line of appropriate father-daughter behavior.

Related: Trump Calls Omarosa A ‘Dog’ For Claiming He’s Racist

For example, Trump allegedly once encouraged Gene Simmons to sexualize his daughter right in front of her during a Celebrity Apprentice taping.

Ommy claims that in a room full of contestants on the 2007 reality show, the real estate mogul asked the Kiss bassist what he thought of Ivanka — in response, Simmons “leered at her breasts” and replied:

“She’s a very, very sexy, desirable young woman who I’m looking forward to getting to know much better if you know what I mean, with all due respect.”

Though Trump could have shut the conversation down, Omarosa writes, he instead “egged him on” while Ivanka “groaned dismissively” as if being objectified was part of her daily routine.

Related: Trump Continues Shade Campaign Against John McCain

Ommy added that the other contestants were floored by “Donald’s delight” in hearing his daughter being talked about sexually.

It’s a relationship that O says is purely revolting to watch, as she wrote:

“Their relationship goes right up to the line of appropriate father/daughter behavior and jumps right over it. I believe he covets his daughter. It’s uncomfortable to watch them.”

Guess Ivanka really is Daddy’s favorite!

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Cara Delevingne & Ashley Benson Spotted Kissing — But Are They Dating?! Details HERE!

NEW COUPLE ALERT?!?!

Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson are adding fuel to the fire for those dating rumors swirling around. Things must be getting hot, as the two were seen kissing at London’s Heathrow Airport on Tuesday morning!

Related: Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin Won’t Get Hitched Until 2019!

In exclusive pictures by the Daily Mail, the Pretty Little Liars actress and the Paper Towns star are seen sharing a passionate kiss after landing in London.

The two looked beyond smitten, chatting it up and smooching as they waited for their taxi outside the airport terminal. Delevingne rocked cute cornrows and a tan jacket, while Benson sported a denim jacket, black shades and a white tee. Super cute as far as airport style goes!

But if you look really closely, you can spot a dainty necklace with the letter ‘C’ on Ashley’s neck!

If you ask us, the necklace confirms these two are a couple. What do U guys think?

Do you ship Cara and Ashley? Sound off in the comments (below)!

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