In reality, Tommy would be lucky to get out of there with his shirt.
"Time to get up for footman school, Poodle."
Downton Abbey is historically inaccurate ...and impossible.
So they overlook Thomas' homosexuality - a crime in those days as well as something considered so vile as to be never spoken of in polite company - and yet they railroad out of town Ethel, a former prostitute, illegitimate mother, now reformed and rehabilitated, working as a housekeeper/cook for one of the relatives. Oh the scandal. The Lord of the manor even jokes with his valet how he had to fight off kisses from amorous fellow students during his college days. He then defends Thomas as born that way and unable to help himself and goes so far as to promote him to 2nd Butler.
What does Janet Smith have to say about that?