Last week, MTO News reported that the husband to Ashley Darby from Bravo’s Real Housewives Of The Potomac was being accused of s*xually assaulting a male cameraman. Well Ashley is coming out swinging – and defending her husband.
According to Ashley, her husband is NOT facing any criminal charges for s*xual assault. In fact – she’s suggesting the incident never happened. According to Ashley, the claim was the result of either some miscommunication or a lie.
Ashley claims that in addition to there being no criminal actions against her husband, she also says that he was not “suspended” by Bravo either.
According to TMZ, Michael “allegedly grabbed and groped the butt of a cameraman who was filming an episode of the show.”
The cameraman, Orville Palmer, claims that after he was groped he turned around and saw Darby. He claims Darby then gave him “a flirtatious look.”
The production company, Truly Original, and Bravo, each issued statements Friday saying they take all allegations of sexual and other misconduct seriously, and have guidelines in place to ensure a safe workplace.
“Immediately upon learning of these allegations, we commenced a thorough internal review and, per our protocol, took all appropriate steps to ensure the safe working environment and safe forum for communication for everyone associated with the production,” Truly Original said.
This is the second Bravo reality show star to be accused of sexual assault in recent weeks. An Orange County doctor and his girlfriend were charged September 18 with drugging and raping two women in his apartment. Grant Robicheaux, 38, appeared on an episode of the short-lived reality show Online Dating Rituals of the American Male.