Ashley Darby Defends Husband Michael Darby Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

RHOP star Ashley Darby is standing by her husband Michael, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a cameraman from the show.

PEOPLE confirmed last Thursday through court records that Michael, 72, had been charged with felony assault and misdemeanor improper sexual conduct. Papers say that the real estate mogul and restaurant owner allegedly grabbed and groped a cameraman on Sept. 1 while filming an episode of the show.

Ashley is denying the accusations. She took to Instagram on Saturday to announce she’s standing beside her man.

“No charges filed. No arrest made. No Bravo suspension,” she wrote. “We’ll keep you posted.”

In a statement, Bravo said the network has “comprehensive policies and guidelines relating to the safety of cast and crew which production companies are required to follow, in addition to their own protocols they have in place.”

“We take all allegations seriously and then proceed accordingly with our producing partners,” they continued. “Bravo and Truly Original, the production company for The Real Housewives of Potomac, have suspended filming with Michael Darby.”

This isn’t the first time Michael has been accused of inappropriately touching someone.

In a season 1 episode of RHOP, co-star Gizelle Bryant raised her concerns to Ashley after she said she saw Michael touch the bottom of another man.


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