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Last summer, while everyone was busy paying attention to Thomas Ravenel’s shenanigans, a video found its way to YouTube that showed Austen Kroll in his underwear while he was secretly being filmed. The theory is that girlfriend Madison LeCroy found him with two women in his apartment (with one pair of ladies’ underwear on the ground) after a night of cheating, and in a threesome no less.
While Kroll maintains his innocence, insisting the women only slept in his bedroom, LeCroy appeared on Watch What Happens Live last night to state she believes he did in fact cheat. After the video was shown during the Season 6 premiere episode of Southern Charm last night, the internet wants to know what the real deal is.
Earlier this month I traveled to Charleston to speak with the cast, and of course the topic of this video came up nearly as soon as Kroll joined myself and pal Naomie Olindo at Uptown Social on King Street.
“It’s embarrassing,” he groaned, before complaining about the number of times the video was shown during the episode. Kroll then declared, “Whatever, I’m so, so over it. I might as well just sit down and be like, ‘Mom, dad, let’s watch this.’”
“Have your parents seen it?” Olindo wondered.
“Yes, last summer when it came out,” Kroll confirmed. Though she tried to console him by saying, “They don’t care, it’s old news,” Kroll knew better than that. “Right, but it’s not old news to a million people that are gonna watch it and then it’s gonna open up all this old bullshit, which you and I have already talked about. We just have to turn a blind eye to it because trolls are gonna go to an Instagram picture of Madison and I from six months ago and be like, ‘Cheater, you loser,’ and it’s like, oh my god.”
When I asked LeCroy about the incident, she said softly, “That was a nightmare.” Though she did find the silver lining to it all. “I was very impressed by how I handled the situation because that’s not like me. I’m very quick to speak the truth and I don’t like anyone talk to me in any sort of way. So I stayed calm but it was a shock. Because people kinda warned me that that would happen, I guess. But I didn’t think that it would. And I’m obviously not innocent either.” LeCroy also admitted on WWHL that once she believed Kroll cheated, she too went out to do the same in retaliation.
— Austen Kroll (@AustenKroll) May 16, 2019