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Earlier this autumn, Thomas Ravenel reignited his custody war with Kathryn Dennis, accusing her of being a neglectful coke fiend.

In new court documents, he is going a step further.

Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenel in 2020

Ravenel is now claiming that she has already adversely impacted their son for life, causing him permanent brain damage before he was born.

A disgraced former reality star, failed politician, and convicted criminal, Thomas has a lot to say about his ex and has never held back.

In court documents, he accuses the current Southern Charm star of having consumed alcohol in such quantities during her pregnancy with Saint that it gave him Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).

Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenel, Kensie Preschool Graduation

FAS involves brain damage and delayed development in children, though there is much that doctors do not yet understand about why some babies are seemingly unaffected by prenatal drinking.

So, Thomas and Kathryn share Kensie and Saint.

Thomas alleges that Kathryn’s drinking and drug use was rampant, and that this has resulted in 5-year-old Saint’s FAS diagnosis.

Saint has gone to speech and occupational therapy "for years," but Thomas says that Saint is falling behind in school.

Additionally, he claims that Kathryn abuses cocaine and is neglectful when it comes to Saint’s education.

In court documents, he alleges that "Saint’s teachers gave them separate folders with extra work for their son to do at each parent’s house."

Kathryn Dennis and Kensie Ravenel at Preschool Graduation

Thomas then accuses that apparently the "mom folder" has "never been touched."

This of course comes after claims that Thomas has already made about Kathryn’s skills as a parent.

For example, he has claimed that she has done cocaine while having custody of the children — per an alleged eyewitness.

Kensie Ravenel and Saint Ravenel on Instagram

Thomas also claims that Kathryn left cocaine out on a piece of furniture that was within reach of the young children.

In response, Kathryn reportedly countered the claim with a simple defense: no.

Specifically, she says that she does not use cocaine, and for that reason would not do so in front of her children or leave some sitting around for her kids to gobble up.

But whom should we believe?

Kathryn Dennis and Kids on Christmas

Obviously, that is for the court to decide — family court, specifically.

Suffice it to say that those who have followed this pair of troubled exes have found many reasons to doubt either of them at their word.

However, some Southern Charm fans have noticed an interesting "coincidence" that may cast doubt upon Thomas’ accusations.

Kensie and Saint Ravenel

See, Kathryn and Thomas were coparenting — perhaps even peacefully — for months since settling their case last year.

But something significant changed in Thomas’ life.

This summer, he welcomed his third child with a somewhat random ex, Heather Mascoe. Now, he and Heather have reconciled and are engaged.

Kathryn Dennis with Kensie and Saint

According to this fan theory, one that we should make clear presupposes that Thomas’ intentions are dishonest (which we cannot confirm), this spurred Thomas to take Kathryn to court.

Why? He’s seeking full custody.

Thomas Ravenel Mug Shot

The fan theory being bandied about on social media alleges that Thomas has a fantasy of living with all three of his children under one roof to grow up as siblings … and will do anything to make that happen.

While Thomas is a notorious scumbag, a confessed violent criminal, and widely disliked for good reason, we cannot say that this is his true motive.

Nor can we casually dismiss whether or not his accusations about Kathryn are true.

The part about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is particularly alarming.

Kathryn has offered to take a drug test with regard to his cocaine accusations … but only if Thomas pays for it, and takes it himself. Whether he does that, and how long he waits, remains to be seen.

Stay tuned.