‘Southern Charm’ Star Kathryn Dennis Tries to Use Ashley Jacobs’ Texts to Prove Thomas Ravenel Has a Drinking Problem

To the surprise of fans and cast members alike, we’re still seeing Ashley Jacobs on Season 6 of Southern Charm. By now, Jacobs has become somewhat infamous for her “egg donor” comment about Kathryn Dennis, and her general refusal to back down from Dennis or from supporting Thomas Ravenel. Thanks to her actions, she’s failed to earn many friends among the Southern Charm cast — Patricia Altschul had some choice words for the star.

Now, Kathryn Dennis seems to be turning the tables. In a move that would be some of the most poetic revenge, Dennis is seeking to use Ashley Jacobs’ texts to prove that Thomas Ravenel has a serious drinking problem.

Ravenel’s history with substance abuse

Ashley Jacobs, Thomas Ravenel
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Ravenel’s issues with substance abuse have lead him to jail in the past, before he was on Southern Charm. Back when Ravenel was serving as the treasurer of South Carolina, as well as the state chairman for Rudolph Giuliani’s presidential bid, Ravenel got into some hot water with the feds. Ravenel was caught buying under 500 grams of cocaine with intent to distribute, and was sent to jail for ten months.

Ravenel has also been accused of abusing cocaine the night of his son’s birth. Dawn Ledwell, a nanny who accused Ravenel of sexual assault, happened to be friends with the Uber drive who picked Ravenel up from his house in order to take him to the hospital.

According to Ledwell, “They wanted to party. They were all intoxicated … they were doing cocaine in her car.” Ledwell went on to add, “Thomas was the last person to be dropped off and he wanted to give her a tour of his house. … She’s trying to convince him to go to the hospital. Like, ‘Dude, if you’re celebrating the birth of your baby, you need to go to the hospital and spend time with the baby. Wasn’t the baby born early? And so he’s like ”Yeah, yeah, yeah. Well, will you do me a favor? I’ll pay you $500 to clean the cocaine off my face and wipe it off my clothes.”

Ashley Jacobs’ relationship with her roommate

Ashley Jacobs, Kathryn Dennis
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Meanwhile, Southern Charm’s Ashley Jacobs had a run-in with the police of her own. For a while, Jacobs was living with a roommate in Charleston. For one reason or another, Jacobs was kicked out, and returned to pick up some of her belongings in February, 2019.

It seems Jacobs showed up ready for a fight. The roommate’s parents happened to be at the apartment, and Jacobs starting telling the parents all sorts of things — that the roommate was a drug abuser, and participated in frequent self-harm. The roommate had a trespass notice placed against Ashley Jacobs as a result.

Now, it seems as if the roommate might have it out for Jacobs in return. The roommate is now seemingly trying to assist Kathryn Dennis in her battle against Thomas Ravenel by utilizing Ashley Jacobs’ text messages.

The texts themselves

Kathryn Calhoun Dennis
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The Blast obtained court documents that suggest the roommate, now named as Lara Dawson, accused Thomas Ravenel of having a drinking problem. And Ashley Jacobs has allegedly corroborated that.

Dawson said, “Whenever she [Ashley] and Thomas would break up, she’d always tell me the truth about what had been occurring over at his house. She always talked about his alcoholism and the fact that she was tired of taking care of his children.” Dawson submitted text messages with Jacobs in which they discussed Ravenel.

According to Hollywood Gossip, “Lara says that she learned that Thomas had once had once become so drunk that he couldn’t even read his children a book.”