*”Real Housewives of Potomac” star Ashley Darby’s husband Michael has been criminally charged with sexual harassment, The YBF reports. A cameraman for the Bravo series has spoken up about Michael allegedly grabbing his butt and smiling flirtatiously during filming earlier this month.
The cameraman — Orville Palmer — claims after the grope he turned around and Darby gave him “a flirtatious look.” Orville says he instructed Darby to stop, and then told his supervisor.
Darby has been charged with felony assault as well as misdemeanor improper sexual contact.
Palmer says the incident occurred Sept. 1.
The maximum punishment is 11 years in prison.
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Ashley, 30, and Michael, who is 29 years older than she is, have been featured on ‘RHOP’ since season 1 debuted in 2016. They nearly called it quits over an argument about Ashley helping out her mother financially in season 2, per usmagazine.com.
During the ‘RHOP’ season 3 reunion, Ashley revealed she suffered a miscarriage and recently revealed in BravoTV.com’s Housewife to Housewife series that she and Michael are still trying to have children.
Another incident involving Michael’s suspicious shenanigans was mentioned in the recent season involving him allegedly sending nudes to a mystery person. The pics were all over the net, and Ashley told Bravo back in May about the nude pics in question: “That internet rumor was a fabricated story made up by someone who has never met my husband and chose a random white man to pretend to be Michael.
Accusations of Michael allegedly having a gay lover have been circulating since 2016.