Bravo reality star Michael Darby is in a world of trouble after allegedly getting handsy with another man on the set of Real Housewives of Potomac recently.
Last week, TMZ broke the news that 59-year-old Darby, a wealthy real estate developer and restauranteur, was charged with criminal sexual assault and improper sexual contact for allegedly groping a male cameraman.
The alleged incident on September 1 while filming an episode of the hit Bravo reality series.
Cameraman Orville Palmer claims Darby grabbed his butt and gave it a firm squeeze. When Palmer turned around to ask WTF he was doing, he says Darby gave him a “flirtatious look.”
But this isn’t the first time Darby has been accused of groping another man. In season 1 of the show, he was caught grabbing another guy’s butt on a club dance floor.
At the time, his wife, Ashely, said she didn’t take the grab seriously, calling it “a joke” saying: “My man has sex with me, he loves me and he gives it to me good. … Whatever he does in joking manners is not a reflection of my man’s sexuality.”
But the new allegations against her husband are no laughing matter. Darby has been charged with felony assault and misdemeanor improper sexual contact.
Darby is scheduled to appear in court on October 16. If convicted, he faces up to 11 years in prison.