Fame comes with a price. J.D. Madison, who gained enormous fame from the reality TV show, Southern Charm, is now facing allegations of sexual assault after an anonymous lady alleged him of rape and drugging her.
The real estate developer J.D. was a cast member on the second season of Bravo's Southern Charm. The reality star is also a founder and a president of an own brand company, Gentry Bourbon.
Southern Charm's Star Accused of Sexual Assault
Southern Charm star, J.D. Madison, age 44, is facing the allegations of sexual assault. People Magazine reported that a case was filed against J.D on 25 August 2018 in the Mount Pleasant Police Department. As per the source, an anonymous lady from a South Carolina, whose name was redacted by authorities, alleged him of rape, sexual assault, and involuntary drugging.
The FITSNews’ Amy Feinstein first confirmed the news. The victim accused that J.D and a few friends gathered at her house for a drink on 21 August 2017, where J.D. intentionally broke a glass. While cleaning it up, he slipped a drug on her drink.
After finishing the drink, she was unconscious. Later, on 22 August she found herself on a guest bedroom where J.D. was “forcibly raping and sodomizing her." She then alleged that he stopped when he received a call from his wife.
J.D's other male friend Jay Schwartz, who is a local chiropractor, was arrested on drug possession charges on the same night on 21 August 2017. As per the People, police are investigating the allegations now.
How Does J.D. Madison Summon The Net Worth?
J.D. Madison summons the net worth from as being a real estate developer and a reality star. As per the romper.com, he reportedly has an estimated net worth of $25 million. J.D. has been earning the revenue from his own company, Gentry Hotel, Bar, and Lounge since 2013. The businessman also mustered the fortune as a sale consultant.
At the beginning of J.D.'s career, he accumulated fortunes from his job as a sales consultant at Novartis in 2004. J.D. worked there for three years and left his job in 2007. In the same year, he started his own company, The Madison Element Hospitality Group, which is a real estate development, construction, and acquisition company. Later in 2013, he founded his brand of bourbon, Gentry Bourbon. Meanwhile, he also opened a hotel and bars under the same name, Gentry Hotel, Bar, and Lounge in Charleston, South Carolina.
J.D.'s Wife Opens About Their Separation
J.D. Madison was married to Elizabeth Madison and has four children together, however, the date of their marriage was unknown. The two were in a buttery smooth relationship with each other. But, J.D's relationship with his wife turned sour by March 2018.
On 18 March 2018, J.D. announced their separation via Twitter, where he wrote that they separated from each other and did best for their family.
J.D. Madison's wife Elizabeth Madison opened about the reason of her separation with J.D. in an interview with The Daily Dish on 23 April 2018. She mentioned that the difference in the personality was the reason for separation. She said that she and J.D. had a difference in their personality and argument had made their relationship to toxic. She also added that she was deeply depressed in their marriage.
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She further said that she was done and her heart wasn't feeling the same love for J.D. She revealed;
“I was done and had been done for a long time. My heart wasn’t in it, and I felt like the cons of our marriage outweighed the pros. That said, even with all the difficulty, I knew I still loved him. I had just fallen ‘out’ of love with him. It is hard to explain.”
Before Elizabeth opened the reason for her separation from his husband, J.D's cast member Naomie Olindo in an interview with realityblurb.com on 21 April 2018 told that she heard the news of the J.D and Elizabeth's reconciliation.
However, Elizabeth maintains a friendly relationship with him and raise their four children amicably.
Elizabeth poses for a photo with J.D (Photo: Instagram)
Recently on 29 April 2018, Elizabeth uploaded a picture hugging J.D, which reflects that they are maintaining a good relationship.
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J.D. Madison was born as John David Madison on 3 May 1974 in the United States. He holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
J.D. went to Colorado State University in 1991 and later completed his graduation in English and theater in 1996, as per the wiki.