Three Southern Charm cast members revealed this week that they would not be returning to the Bravo series for season 7. After the news broke, disgraced former star Thomas Ravenel took to Twitter to reveal show secrets. In since-deleted tweets, the former South Carolina state treasurer dished about production and claimed he knew exactly why Cameran Eubanks, Chelsea Meissner, and Naomie Olindo refused to return.
Thomas Ravenel says ‘Southern Charm’ producers asked him to return
After Eubanks, Meissner, and Olindo announced that they would not return to Southern Charm for season 7, Ravenel tweeted that he knew why and added that he also turned producers down.
He asked fans if they wanted to know why so many people refused to be part of season 7. He also claimed that cast members have no control over how the show’s producers portray them.
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“For one 40 minute episode they film 40 hours yet as a cast member you can’t utter the word ‘edit,’” wrote Ravenel. “They show you a character acting badly but cut the part out that provoked the bad behavior. Their contract says they have the right to “fictionalize” your story, it’s really bad.”
Bravo producers fired Ravenel after Season 5 when two women came forward and accused him of sexual assault. Ravenel settled both cases without any jail time.
Cameran Eubankssays that her husband isn’t a cheater
Eubanks was the first to reveal that she would not return for season 7. Rumors immediately started to swirl that she quit the show because of her husband Jason Wimberly’s alleged infidelity.
The mom of two-year-old Palmer immediately fought back. She posted a lengthy statement on Instagram that slammed the rumor which was first published by AllAboutTheTea.com. She also accused Dennis of planting the accusation that Wimberly was having an affair with Charleston makeup artist Rebecca Wash.
Eubanks denied the allegation, as did Wash, who wrote on Instagram that she has never met Wimberly or Eubanks and claimed she was “wrongfully accused.”
“I have been wrongfully accused of having a relationship with the husband of Cameran Wimberly of Southern Charm,” wrote Wash on Instagram. “I have never met Jason or Cameran Wimberly in my life. These hurtful accusations are blatant unfounded lies that have shaken me to my core.”
Two ‘Southern Charm’ stars accuse Kathryn Dennis of spreading lies
Wash also wrote in her post that she is not a religious follower of Southern Charm, but as a resident of Charleston, it’s impossible to not know who the cast is. She added that Eubanks’ claims Dennis started the rumor were especially hurtful.
Wash wrote that she met Dennis one time in July 2018 when she did her makeup for a photoshoot for a local clothing store. She says that she hasn’t seen or spoken to Dennis since that day, and for her to suggest that she was having an affair with Wimberly was “dumbfounding, hurtful, and malicious.”
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Both Eubanks and Olindo re-posted Wash’s statement and added their own comments.
“To all those asking why Cameran, Chelsea[Meissner] and I (and anyone with a life they want to protect) quit the show.It’s sh*t like this,” Olindo wrote. “Shame on you @kathryndennis forthis and MANY other things.”
Cameran Eubanks added it was “so sad” that Wash — who she described as a kind, beautiful, innocent girl — has been dragged into the mud.
Eubanks acknowledged she signed up to be on TV, but Wash didn’t and that makes her the victim in this drama.
Former ‘Southern Charm’ villain defends Kathryn Dennis
One of the most interesting twists of this entire drama is that former Southern Charm villain and Dennis’ rival, Ashley Jacobs, has spoken up to slam Eubanks, Olindo, and Meissner while defending Dennis.
Jacobs — Ravenel’s ex-girlfriend and a recurring cast member during Season 5 — claims the cast was aware of Dennis’ scandalous behavior the “whole time.”
She also claims that the three ladies only defended Dennis on camera, never off. They did so because they were afraid of the unpopular opinion of Southern Charm fans.
“You created your ‘Kween’ — this realityTV fictional character by condoning that behavior,” Jacobs wrote of Dennis.“And now you’re all upset about it?”
Ashley Jacobs acknowledged her treatment of Dennis was wrong. But added at least she never pretended to be something other than herself.
“You were ALL enablers. I wish I would have used the word COWARDS instead. Seems a bit more fitting,” wrote Jacobs. Who added that the reason Southern Charm season 5 was the highest-rated season in the show’s history was that it featured someone who had “the courage to speak the truth.”
Southern Charm is supposed to return to Bravo with new episodes at some point in .
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