Disgraced politician Thomas Ravenel will stand trial for second degree assault and battery after efforts by his attorneys to dismiss the charges failed on Monday.
Ravenel did not appear in court for the preliminary hearing related to the charges.
His attorney, Cameron Blazer, told magistrate Stephen Harris that the case was a “he said, she said” situation. She also citied issues with evidence collected from the alleged victim’s cell phone.
Harris heard what reporter Harve Jacobs called “graphic testimony” about Ravenel’s alleged sexual assault of his former nanny, who appeared on Bravo TV’s Southern Charm reality television show along with the Lowcountry developer, his co-star and ex-girlfriend Kathryn Dennis and the couple’s two young children.
UPDATE: Full coverage on FITSNews.