Thomas Ravenel of “Southern Attraction” reached a settlement together with his former nanny to finish her sexual assault lawsuit towards him.
Ravenel, a actuality TV star and former politician, beforehand pleaded responsible to third-degree assault and battery over an incident at his residence in 2015. He accepted a plea deal and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, suspended if he paid a $500 positive.
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Based on court docket paperwork obtained by Fox Information, Ravenel, 57, received’t pay any cash to his former worker, Daybreak Ledwell, straight. As an alternative, they hashed out a deal that may see him pay $80,000 to the non-profit group, Folks In opposition to Rape, in Ledwell’s identify. As well as, he agreed to pay $45,000 to cowl her authorized payments.
Representatives for Ravenel didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
Based on its web site, Folks In opposition to Rape was based in 1974 and gives companies to adults who’ve skilled sexual assault in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties in South Carolina. Its members additionally educate sexual assault prevention in excessive faculties, faculties, medical amenities, church buildings and different neighborhood places.
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In alternate for the $125,000 settlement, Ledwell agreed to drop her civil lawsuit towards the “Southern Attraction” star. The duo hashed the deal out in July 2019.
Ravenel was initially charged with misdemeanor second-degree assault and battery after the nanny stated the previous Bravo star dropped his pants and fondled her at his Charleston residence in January 2015.
WCSC-TV experiences Ravenel stated in court docket that he tried to kiss her and grabbed her arm, and he admitted that was unsuitable. Prosecutors say the lady agreed to the deal.
Bravo took Ravenel off “Southern Attraction” after his arrest in 2018.
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Ravenel pleaded responsible to cocaine fees in 2007 and resigned as state treasurer.
The Related Press contributed to this report.