Thomas Ravenel has been accused of sexually assaulting a South Carolina woman in December 2015
Former politician and 'Southern Charm' star Thomas Ravenel has been accused of sexually assaulting a South Carolina woman he met on a Tinder date.
Debbie Holloway Perkins matched with Ravenel on the popular dating app back in October 2015. The two texted and messaged one another until they met in person on Christmas Day, Holloway Perkins' model-turned-realtor daughter, Ashley Perkins, told DailyMail.com Wednesday in a phone interview.
'We did not watch the show at the time... but we were living in Charleston. My mom showed me his picture and I immediately recognized his face.'iPhone transfer software
Perkins initially believed someone had created a fake profile using Ravenel's pictures until the Bravo star sent her mother a friend request on Facebook.
'They communicated through Facebook and Tinder and kind of played phone tag. He asked her out a couple of times but it was always kind of last minute.'
Ravenel picked Holloway Perkins up at her Charleston home on Christmas Day.
The model said her family didn't celebrate the holiday that year after her grandmother passed away in 2014 and the previous year was too 'depressing' so they 'boycotted Christmas' the following year.
'He asked her out last minute, so obviously he didn't have plans on Christmas. He called her, texted her, asked her out, and the agreement was that he was going to pick her up and they were going to go to downtown Charleston and try to find a bar that was open and have some drinks together,' Perkins said.
Debbie Holloway Perkins (right) was allegedly assaulted by the actor on Christmas Day in 2015. Her model-turned-realtor daughter, Ashley Perkins, told DailyMail.com details about the alleged incident
Debbie Holloway Perkins and her daughter Ashley Perkins are seen above in this Facebook photo
Perkins claims Ravenel quickly changed plans when her mother got in the car and told her he wanted to show her his new home that he had recently renovated.
'My mom was in real estate and she agreed and said OK and that they were going to get drinks after,' she said.
Her daughter, who has appeared in TV series 'Army Wives' and 'Reckless', explained details about her mother's date gone wrong.
'They get to his house and he is very clinical. He isn't flirty or sexual or anything like that.
'He did pour them at the beginning a small glass of red wine. Afterward, he does his home tour, and at that point, my mom said it took forever and she was getting bored.'
Her daughter, who has appeared in TV series 'Army Wives' and 'Reckless', explained details about her mother's date gone wrong
Photographs provided to DailyMail.com show Holloway Perkins' injured wrist
'She is wearing a bracelet and he holds her arms up with one hand above her head. He starts trying to pull her pants off and attempting to touch her breasts,' Perkins said
The two of them walked over to his guest