'Southern Charm' Star Thomas Ravenel Has Another Woman Calling Him 'Volatile' And 'Scary'

Amy Feinstein

For a number of reasons, Luzanne Otte, a Los Angeles lawyer, turned down Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel's offer for her to relocate from California to Charleston, but the main two were that one, she never wanted to be on a reality show and two, over the eight times they went out, he started to scare her. This was last spring before any of the current sexual assault accusations were out there and before the Charleston Police had launched an investigation into a former nanny's rape allegations.

Luzanne met Ravenel through her close friend, Patricia Altschul, who she considers like a second mother, says FitsNews. She explains that Patricia threw a cocktail party when Luzanne came to visit her at her home in Charleston. Otte had heard about Thomas' reputation and declined his invitations to go out. She says that Ravenel kept trying and asked for Patricia's help to convince Otte to give him a chance.

"Thomas met with Patricia where he disclosed that the woman he had been dating, Ashley Jacobs, was 'not a substantial woman' and he wanted to be with an educated, cultured woman. Thomas requested that Patricia put in a good word and confirmed his intention to break up with Ashley to date me."

"Thomas had come out to California for polo, and we went out a few times in Santa Barbara. But when I next came a few weeks later to Charleston, I found a different, darker person."
"He continued to say horrific things about Kathryn and her mother that I found chilling."
"He was right in my face, screaming. He didn't hit me, but it was almost scarier than being hit."

"I was leery of pursuing a relationship with a convicted felon. During the week we dated, it was evident that Thomas derived a sadistic pleasure from highlighting weakness in others. Where no weakness could be found, he issued malicious falsehoods with impunity and without compunction."
"I talked to Patricia and said I would be happy to speak to Ashley and clear things up, but Ashley wouldn't speak to her. The trolling and mentions online just got worse."
"The accounts created to impersonate and mock my family have been the most painful. Being terrorized for 4 months without interruption has transformed my view of humanity. Prior to meeting Thomas, I had not been exposed to the abject hatred of strangers."

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