Below Deck: Did Ashley Marti Rape Gary King? [Credit: Bravo TV/YouTube]

‘Below Deck’: Did Ashley Marti Rape Gary King?

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Below Deck fans are debating whether Ashley Marti raped Gary King. They can’t stop buzzing about the previous episode, which aired two weeks ago. As TV Shows Ace previously reported, Below Deck Sailing Yacht went on a brief hiatus. This came amid the assault allegations.

Some fans say Ashley took advantage of Gary during the last crew outing. The first mate doesn’t remember what happened because he drank. Ashley was in complete control of her senses. She knew what happened, yet claims that they hooked up that night.

Below Deck: Did Ashley Rape Gary? [Credit: Bravo TV/YouTube]
[Credit: Bravo TV/YouTube]

Outrage over Ashley Marti

Below Deck fans are still upset over that episode. They’ve been talking about it on most social media platforms, including Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter. They’ve even taken to TV Shows Ace to have a debate over what happened between Gary and Ashley. The recent episode of Below Deck Sailing Yacht has sparked a firestorm after the third stew bragged about hooking up with him while he was intoxicated.

Viewers called their controversial encounter “inappropriate.” Gary was so inebriated that he couldn’t walk straight. When he drinks that much, he prefers not to hook up with anyone. Yet, that didn’t stop Ashley from trying to get her way. Upon returning to the yacht, Ashley and Gary got into their bathing suits and got into the jacuzzi together.

Below Deck: Gary King Doesn't Remember What Happened [Credit: Bravo TV/YouTube]
[Credit: Bravo TV/YouTube]
At first, Ashley gave Gary a foot massage. Meanwhile, chief engineer Colin MacRae and second stew Gabriela Barragan watched from afar. They both agree that Ashley is “desperate.” Yet again, she got another kiss from Gary before straddling him soon after.

The pair headed to the guest cabin. Gary informed Ashley that he only wanted a massage. She agreed until she removed her shirt. According to the mics heard outside the room, Gary said he only wanted a massage. Ashley was already on top of him and said, “We’re way past that.”

But, he wanted their encounter to end. He left the room and told her they were not hooking up tonight. He headed out of the cabin to his own bunk. In her confessional, Ashley suggested that “other things might have happened.”

Below Deck: Ashley Sparks Outrage [Credit: Bravo TV/YouTube]
[Credit: Bravo TV/YouTube]

Below Deck fans debate controversial scene

Since then, Below Deck fans have been debating over that controversial scene. One of the producers asked a confused Gary if he hooked up with Ashley. He said he only recalls her giving him a massage. He thought they fell asleep after.

Below Deck fans say it’s rape. Since Gary was drunk and didn’t consent to Ashley sleeping with him, she assaulted him by forcing herself on him. That incident has sparked outrage on social media and in our comments section. Some viewers even feel there’s a double standard because of Ashley’s gender.

  • “This was rape! She should be held accountable!”
  • “If roles were reversed, Gary would have been charged with rape! She is disgusting!”
  • “I too believe it was rape. Had the tables been turned around he would have been fired and charged. She should be too. She did it out of jealousy towards Gabriela.”
  • “When a woman says no it’s no and when a man says no it’s no. So from a legal standpoint, they would charge her with sexual assault.”

What are your thoughts on what happened? Do you agree with Below Deck fans saying it was rape? Do you think Ashley should be held accountable? Sound off below in the comment section.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 3 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

Chanel Adams

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  1. If he said no, it’s rape and she should be held accountable.
    She is a disgusting human being.

  2. I watched the episode and at the time thought she had forcefully taken advantage of his drunken state and the look on his face when she told him what’s she’d done said it all he had no clue what had happened to him, r seems a bit of a charmer but a good guy really, and watching her on the show she has let her self down and has played the tart or boat bike for this season she has seen two people off but I think personally she should be charged with sexual assault and it’s all on tape I just don’t understand why it’s not happened yet she shouldn’t get away with it cos if it had be one of the boys he’d already be gone!!

  3. I think Gary should sue Bravo for sexual harassment since they seen what happened and they did nothing. They see the comments the outrage and still they do nothing. If roles were reversed it wouldn’t have been thought of twice to say it was sexual assault. Then Bravo continues to have Ashley on the boat as she brags about the assault. That is continued harassment. Seriously even if Gary is too nice to speak up or embarrassed it’s now on Bravo for not doing anything. I’m extremely disappointed in Bravo!!

  4. I was thinking the same thing especially in the following weeks, with her bragging about the assault. I was thinking she was a creepy rapist and that there was a huge double standard going on here. Shame on her, and on Bravo!

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