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Yeah, you might be right.  She always acted like he paid nothing or very little.  With his income, I can't imagine that is true.  Just hard to say.  What I think would be interesting, is if he would voluntarily offer K full child support, based on her having the children all except every other weekend, but, have a different ACTUAL schedule where they aren't with her that much.  That way, it takes the money out of the equation. 

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IIRC, at one point he was doing his best to only have to pay the minimum in SC ($2500/month?).  I doubt that's changed much, if at all, especially with good ole boy judges on his side.

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3 minutes ago, OnceSane said:

IIRC, at one point he was doing his best to only have to pay the minimum in SC ($2500/month?).  I doubt that's changed much, if at all, especially with good ole boy judges on his side.

He actually offered her more but she refused to let him see the kids and so he reverted to an amount that was slightly more than the state minimum and started the whole custody battle initially that got her kids taken away from her.  

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It’s not surprising if true. Though the way the thing is written is dumb, it isn’t on him to take a plea deal so it’s the prosecution that is trying to extend the case not the defense. In some ways the fact thathe got charged on anything is surprising. He has only been charged with the assault against the nanny and it’s a tough one to prosecute because there were no witnesses, she continued to work for him after the incident and didn’t come forward until three years after it happened. I am not saying it didn’t happen but this would be a very hard case to prove and time and time again prosecutors don’t attempt to take those cases.

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On 7/18/2019 at 9:58 AM, SunnyBeBe said:

Makes me wonder if he really was so stingy with Kathryn's child support. 

It depends on which perspective you have. Kathryn can never have enough money to satisfy her spending habit, and is OK with using the kids to get it. 

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No one knows the amount of money with what Katherine is comfortable. Ole Thom knew the score very well. He’s been around the block after block many a time for MANY YEARS. He needs to cease using the children in order to stick it to Katherine. Grow-the- _ _ _ _ - up, Gramps.

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Just now, BookElitist said:

No one knows the amount of money with what Katherine is comfortable. Ole Thom knew the score very well. He’s been around the block after block many a time for MANY YEARS. He needs to cease using the children in order to stick it to Katherine. Grow-the- _ _ _ _ - up, Gramps.

It seems they both are using the children to stick it to one another.

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$500 in some ways is almost worse than nothing. It's so measly that it feels insulting to a victim or any justice.

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I would not put it past Bravo to bring Thomas back for next season.

And those other cast mates will put up with it, appearing with him in scenes and the fake events for the show.

Because they're not giving up their Bravo money either.

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TRav - just another rich white entitled scumbag. “Justice for all,” my ass!

Edit: oops, I forgot “male” 

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I already posted this in the other thread but how does a PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED FELON get off with only a nickel fine and probation??? 

Connections. Absolutely disgusting.

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6 minutes ago, ProudMary said:

I already posted this in the other thread but how does a PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED FELON get off with only a nickel fine and probation??? 

Connections. Absolutely disgusting.

It’s also was a very, very difficult case to prove: he said/she said, she continued to work for him after the incident, she didn’t report it until two years later, etc. It’s sort of shocking he was even charged given his influence.

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He plead guilty only to assault and battery, they must have offered him a plea deal because the original charge was rape. 

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19 minutes ago, msblossom said:

He plead guilty only to assault and battery, they must have offered him a plea deal because the original charge was rape. 

Thank you for that info.

I had assumed he took a plea deal, just based on the fact that he actually admitted the facts of the case and there was an outrageously lenient sentence.

Don’t mind me. I’m just gonna sit here in the corner and stay mad for the rest of my natural life.

😡😖🤬

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2 hours ago, Babyfoot said:

People, yes that bastion of journalistic integrity, actually offered pretty good perspective here:

https://people.com/tv/thomas-ravenel-guilty-plea-affect-custody-civil-suit/

It’s still a love tap on the wrist. 

At the end of the day, he’s a rich, white male in the South who comes from a powerful family. The more things change the more they stay the same. I’m sure the next time he assaults and rapes someone he’ll have to pay a couple grand and maybe miss the local cotillion. But I’m sure this won’t interfere with his next campaign to run for emperor of Mars or whatever hair-brain, vanity project he can drunkenly throw his inheritance at. 

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2 hours ago, Stan39 said:

At the end of the day, he’s a rich, white male in the South who comes from a powerful family. The more things change the more they stay the same. I’m sure the next time he assaults and rapes someone he’ll have to pay a couple grand and maybe miss the local cotillion. But I’m sure this won’t interfere with his next campaign to run for emperor of Mars or whatever hair-brain, vanity project he can drunkenly throw his inheritance at. 

Very well stated. I'm just glad I don't have to see his ugly presence on this show in the future. 

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I can't believe that he gave up all the adoration for something that cost him $500.00!

Hell, he spends that when he farts! What's his long game??

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On 9/11/2019 at 6:01 PM, biakbiak said:

It’s also was a very, very difficult case to prove: he said/she said, she continued to work for him after the incident, she didn’t report it until two years later, etc. It’s sort of shocking he was even charged given his influence.

Exactly. If she had called police right after it happened, not appearing on TV and staying in his employ, he’d be in prison. It comes across as though she was hoping for some screen time in exchange for her story. Don’t lay all the blame completely on Thomas for his low fine amount and no jail time. 

And before you assume I’m defending Thomas, I’m not. I’m just pointing out how the law works. For everyone, not just a white man in the South.

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On 9/12/2019 at 9:33 PM, goofygirl said:

I can't believe that he gave up all the adoration for something that cost him $500.00!

Hell, he spends that when he farts! What's his long game??

His long game is he’s sure it won’t have any appreciable impact on his life — and most people won’t care.

He’s rich, he has a name that means something in Charleston, and he can explain away the plea deal as just something to avoid the time and expense of mounting a legal defense. He can also point to the slap on the wrist as proof that, “See? They dropped the rape charge, it wasn’t anything that bad; I only had to pay a $500 fine and go on probation.”

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I wonder though, can he shrug it off so easily inside himself and with his family?

I started watching season 1 the other day, just out of curiosity to see how much they’ve all changed. When Kathryn had her first pregnancy scare, Thomas was really worried and said “ugh, the scandal” with his head in his hands. Earlier in the episode he talked (to JD I think) about all the embarrassment, scandal, and stress of his cocaine conviction and imprisonment. Back then he seemed cognizant of how awful it all was. Does he feel the same shame now or just drink his feelings away?

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