‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ Star Michael Darby Charged After Grabbing Man’s Butt

Real Housewives of Potomac star Michael Darby is in hot water again after grabbing another man’s butt.

TMZ reported that Darby, the husband of fellow cast member Ashley Darby, has been accused of groping cameraman Orville Palmer’s butt. Palmer claimed that reality star assaulted him during the taping of an episode of RHOP. He said after Darby violated him he turned and gave him a “flirtatious look.” Palmer instructed Darby to stop and then informed his supervisor.

This isn’t the first time Darby has been accused of grabbing a man’s butt. Back in 2016, he was confronted after touching fellow cast member Andrew Martin on the rump. At the time, Darby said he was only playing with Martin.  “Andrew and I have become friends since the start of the show.  We have mutual interests and have found that we have friends in common. We had enjoyed a fun night at Charrisse Jackson Jordan’s birthday party and were letting loose on the dance floor when I playfully touched Andrew’s butt. He responded as expected with a laugh and we continued to dance with our lovely ladies.”

Darby has been charged with felony assault and misdemeanor improper sexual contact. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 11 years in prison.


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