Real Housewives of Potomac: Michael Darby has been doing this all along

Michael Darby and Ashley Boalch Darby (Photo by Brian Stukes/Getty Images)
Michael Darby and Ashley Boalch Darby (Photo by Brian Stukes/Getty Images) /

Michael Darby has a pattern of behavior, both during his time on The Real Housewives of Potomac and off-camera, how is he still around?

The Real Housewives of Potomac has been on for five seasons now, with a Michael Darby scandal in most of them.  But now one eagle-eyed Redditor noticed that way back in season 1, episode 9, Michael can clearly be seen grabbing the behind of a member of production in the back of one scene.  The ever-present husband of Ashley Darby has some explaining to always.

At 29 minutes in, Karen Huger and Ray Huger are saying hi to Charrisse Jackson Jordan as they arrive at her party.  Michael, in his white pants and blue button-down shirt, walks by the production member, turns around, and grabs his butt.  You can see the man pull away after the pinch and then the scene changes.

It has been rumored that Katie Rost was effectively fired back in the day because she wanted to discuss Michael’s behavior on camera.  At one RHOP event, Michael can be seen grabbing the butt of Katie’s fiance at the time, Andrew Martin.  Of course, Katie is not always a reliable witness, but did she try to warn everyone back in the day?  Seems like it.

Since then, Michael has been charged with assault in the second degree and sexual offense in the fourth-degree from the incident with the Bravo cameraman, has been caught cheating on Ashley at a strip club and was photographed in his underwear in a hotel room the next day, and has made wildly inappropriate comments to some of the other husbands on the show.  Coupled with this footage from 2015-2016…how and why is Michael still around?

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Whatever the case may be, it is clear Michael has trouble controlling himself around a variety of people.  How is Bravo still filming with him after he’s proven himself untrustworthy time and time again?

The Real Housewives of Potomac will be back next Sunday at 9 PM.