‘RHOP’ star Ashley Darby’s husband Michael charged with sexual assault: Report

Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby’s husband, Michael Darby, was been charged with felony assault and misdemeanor improper sexual contact, TMZ reports.

According to the outlet, Michael allegedly groped and grabbed the butt of a cameraman named Orville Palmer, who was working on an episode of the Bravo series. Palmer alleges that Michael gave him a “flirtatious look” after the incident, per TMZ. After asking Michael to stop, Palmer then told his supervisor about the situation, which allegedly took place on September 1.

Ashley, 30, and Michael, who is 29 years older than she is, have been featured on RHOP since season 1 in 2016. Their relationship has been a prominent story line on the show. The pair nearly called it quits over an argument about Ashley helping out her mother financially in season 2.

During the RHOP season 3 reunion, Ashley revealed she suffered a miscarriage. She recently revealed in BravoTV.com’s Housewife to Housewife series that the duo are still trying to have children.

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WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Ashley Darby -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Andy Cohen, Ashley Darby and Candiace Dillard -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Ashley Darby -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TYSONS CORNER, VIRGINIA - MAY 11: Karen Huger and Ashley Boalch Darby attend La'Dame Fragrance Pop-up at Bloomingdales on May 11, 2019 in Tysons Corner, Virginia. (Photo by Brian Stukes/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Robyn Dixon, Ashley Boalch Darby and Gizelle Bryant attend "Real Housewives Of Potomac" Premiere Party at The Hecht Warehouse at Ivy City on April 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brian Stukes/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Michael Darby and Ashley Boalch Darby attend "Real Housewives Of Potomac" Premiere Party at The Hecht Warehouse at Ivy City on April 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brian Stukes/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: (L-R) Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Candice Dillard Bassett, Ashley Boalch Darby, Monique Samuels and Robyn Dixon attend "Real Housewives Of Potomac" Premiere Party at The Hecht Warehouse at Ivy City on April 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brian Stukes/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 05: Robyn Dixon, Ashley Darby and Gizelle Bryant attend Robyn Dixon's birthday celebration at Punjab Grill on April 05, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brian Stukes/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 05: Ashley Darby attends Robyn Dixon's birthday celebration at Punjab Grill on April 05, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brian Stukes/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 01: (L-R) Lynn Richardon, Gizelle Bryant, Ashley Darby serve as panelists for WPGC's For Sisters Only with Poet Taylor at Renaissance Downtown on December 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brian Stukes/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Ashley Darby -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 01: Ashley Darby and Gizelle Bryant attend WPGC's For Sisters Only at Renaissance Downtown on December 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brian Stukes/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Ashley Darby and Michael Darby -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Ashley Darby -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Ashley Darby -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Ashley Darby -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC -- Season:3 -- Pictured: Ashley Boalch Darby -- (Photo by: Tommy Garcia/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC -- Season:3 -- Pictured: (l-r) Robyn Dixon, Monique Samuels, Karen Huger, Gizelle Bryant, Ashley Boalch Darby, Candiace Dillard -- (Photo by: Tommy Garcia/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 19: Michael Darby (L) and Ashley Boalch attend The Stronach Group Chalet at 143rd Preakness Stakes on May 19, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for The Stronach Group)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Ashley Darby attends the OK! Magazine Summer Kickoff Party at Magic Hour at Moxy Times Square on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: TV personality Ashley Boalch Darby attends Every Hue Beauty Pop-Up at The Showroom on October 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brian Stukes/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: (L-R) Ashley Boalch Darby, Robyn Dixon, Karen Huger, Gizelle Bryant, Monique Samuels, and Charrisse Jackson-Jordan attend Every Hue Beauty Pop-Up at The Showroom on October 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brian Stukes/Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC -- Pictured: (l-r) Monique Samuels, Ashley Boalch Darby -- (Photo by: Larry French/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Ashley Darby -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Ashley Darby -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Ashley Darby attends OK! Magazine's Runway Ready Celebrating New York Fashion Week at Dream Downtown on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC -- Pictured: (l-r) Ashley Boalch Darby, Charrisse Jackson Jordan, Gizelle Bryant, Monique Samuels, Karen Huger -- (Photo by: Larry French/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Ashley Darby -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Ashley Darby -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 14: Ashley Darby attends the Winter TCA Tour - NBCUniversal Press Tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel on January 14, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 14: TV personality Ashley Darby poses for a portrait during the NBCUniversal Press Day at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 14, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by: Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) NUP_172220_1992.JPG
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC -- Season:1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Charrisse Jackson Jordan, Robyn Dixon, Karen Huger, Gizelle Bryant, Katie Rost, Ashley Boalch Darby -- (Photo by: Tommy Garcia/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC -- Season:1 -- Pictured: Ashley Boalch Darby -- (Photo by: Tommy Garcia/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 14: Ashley Darby arrives for the 2016 Winter TCA Tour - NBCUniversal Press Tour at Langham Hotel on January 14, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC -- Pictured: Ashley Boalch Darby -- (Photo by: Larry French/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC -- Pictured: (l-r) Charrisse Jackson Jordan, Ashley Boalch Darby, Karen Huger -- (Photo by: Larry French/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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“That’s a special thing,” Ashley told Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalsonabout her grandchildren in a video published on Tuesday, September 25. “Births and weddings, it’s so great. And you get to share it with so many other people and you get to have it for yourself.”

After Gunvalson told her she may see for herself in “10 years from now,” Ashley added, ”I might have a little baby on there, a little Darby. Oh my!”

Us Weekly has reached out to Michael and Bravo for a comment.

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