The husband of "Real Housewives of Potomac" cast member Ashley Darby is facing charges of sexual assault after he allegedly grabbed the backside of a Bravo TV crew member. According to a report shared hours ago by TMZ, Michael Darby is under fire after he reportedly "grabbed and groped" the butt of a cameraman working on an episode of the reality series on which he and Ashley have been starring since its start in January 2016.

According to TMZ's report, the alleged sexual assault took place when Michael was filming an episode of the hit show, which is currently believed to be in production on its fourth season. As they explained, the claim was made by Orville Palmer, who told authorities Michael turned around after groping him and gave him a "flirtatious look." Right away, Orville said he told Michael to stop before letting his supervisor know about what had happened.

Shortly after the incident took place on September 1, according to Orville, Michael Darby was charged with felony assault and misdemeanor improper sexual contact and is now facing a maximum sentence of 11 years behind bars. As for his wife, Ashley Darby, she's remained completely silent on her Twitter and Instagram pages and has not yet released a statement about the charges Michael is facing.

Michael Darby has been under fire in the past

As fans of "The Real Housewives of Potomac" may recall, Ashley Darby's husband was accused of sending inappropriate photos to another man by Karen Huger during a past season of the show. While gay rumors have plagued Michael in the past, Ashley has denied that the rumors about her husband, both regarding his sexuality and the alleged photos, in the past.

“That internet rumor was a fabricated story, made up by someone who has never met [Michael Darby] and chose a random white guy to pretend to be Michael,” Ashley said in May while chatting with Bravo TV, according to a report on Thursday by Reality Blurb.

Will Bravo TV fire Michael Darby?

As Michael faces the shocking charges against him, his future with Bravo TV may be in jeopardy. After all, Thomas Ravenel was fired by Bravo TV from "Southern Charm" on Tuesday after he was arrested on charges of a sexual assault. That said, the network has not yet made any moves publicly in regard to their potential firing of Michael.

"The Real Housewives of Potomac" season four is expected to air sometime next year on Bravo TV but a premiere date has not yet been set.