Did Below Deck newbie Ashley Marti admit to sexually assaulting Gary King? The latest episode of Below Deck Sailing Yacht sort of addressed the events that took place in the controversial episode. Ashley received backlash from fans who are calling for the network to fire her.
She allegedly hooked up with a very drunken Gary, who doesn’t remember what happened. He thinks he fell asleep. But, Ashley claims they slept together. She shared the details of their fuzzy night together in the Monday, May 16 episode.
Some noticed that Ashley took back what she said and admitted to assaulting him.
Ashley Marti brags about her hook up with Gary King
On the latest episode of the Below Deck spinoff, Ashley got drunk and messy during the latest crew outing. She felt nervous and insecure about the new stew. The yachtie was concerned that she wouldn’t be promoted to second stew. She also said that she doesn’t get along with other women.
This comes as no surprise to Below Deck fans. Ashley admitted at the start of the season that she competed with other women for much of her life. It started when her sister would sleep with her boyfriends in high school. Ashley had to share a cabin with Scarlett Bentley, who joined the Parsifal III crew.
That same night, Ashley drank more as her insecurities got worse. She bragged about hooking up with Gary during the awkward crew dinner. He claims he doesn’t remember what happened between them.
Below Deck fans took to Twitter to remind Ashley that her hookup with Gary is not something to brag about. It could be categorized as a sexual assault since he could not consent to what happened.
At first, Ashley made it sound like the two ended up in bed together. She claims that he initiated things. Yet, Gary continued to brush her off. He was more interested in getting to know Scarlett better.
Did the Below Deck star admit to the assault?
Many Below Deck fans took to Twitter to share their reaction to Monday night’s episode. While Ashley vehemently claimed they hooked up, some noticed that she admitted to assaulting Gary. Others argued that sexual assault is nothing to brag about.
“Omg! Ashley keeps admitting to assaulting Gary,” one user noted.
As TV Shows Ace previously reported, Gary spoke out about that ominous episode. He claims that it was “blown out of proportion.” Gary also reached out to Ashley after that episode aired. He wanted to check in on her amid the recent backlash she’s received.
What are your thoughts on that awkward episode? Do you think Ashley admitted to assaulting Gary? Or, do you think she’s still in denial over what happened? Sound off below in the comment section.
Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 3 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.