Legal troubles continue to haunt the cast of Below Deck, with sources reporting that season four deckhand Kyle Dixon was arrested last week for robbing a UK bar. Oh, dear. First, they gotKate Chastain – and now Kyle? There must be something in the water!
After allegedly stealing 8,000 Euro from a pub last year, Kyle was finally arrested after arriving at Gatwick Airport on a flight from L.A. last week. Kyle says he was “marched off the plane in handcuffs” upon landing, then released on bail until further investigation is completed.
It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you: Ben Robinson, cheeky chef and low-key Lothario of the high seas, will not be returning to Below Deck next season. Oh the humanity! One season of crankiness and now he’s OUT?! The Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean star reportedly had contract negotiation issues with Bravo, though details are vague.
With Kate Chastain facing legal fallout from the domestic battery charge brought against her last year, and now Ben’s abrupt departure from the franchise, one has to wonder: Will there be a whole cast shakeup? I’ve just got one request for Bravo – people, we beg you, no more Chef Beefcheeks! Leon Walker is no beuno, no matter how hard up casting might be.
Below Deck viewers just saw Kate Chastain get a surprise visit from her now ex-girlfriend Rocio Hernandez aka Ro on the most recent episode. They were lovey dovey and all over each other, which is such a stark contrast from where they are in “real time” these days.
The plot thickens. Below Deck star Kate Chastain has coyly maintained her innocence in the domestic dispute with her former girlfriend Rocio “Ro” Hernandez that resulted in battery charges by the Florida State Attorney’s Office. But she hasn’t clearly spoken out about what really happened on that June night between Ro and her, leaving the public to ascertain details from police reports that claimed she choked and bit Hernandez after flying into a “fit of rage.”
Kate’s attorney, however, has finally issued a statement. “Ms. Kate Chastain regrets the incident that occurred between her and Ms. (Rocio) Hernandez. The version of the incident told to the police by Ms. Hernandez is completely fictitious,” says Melbourne lawyer Gary Frese.
Kate Chastain has been formally charged with domestic battery by strangulation and battery domestic violence by the Florida State Attorney’s Office. The charges, a third degree felony and first degree misdemeanor respectively, follow Kate’s shocking arrest in June for allegedly biting her girlfriend Rocio “Ro” Hernandez on the arm and choking her. The dispute reportedly arose from a scene in which Kate was trying to kick Ro out of her house.
The Below Deck star is set to appear in the show’s fourth season, which debuts September 6. Scenes in the trailer preview Kate and Ro hamming it up for the cameras. But just one week after Bravo airs its premiere, Kate will have to face the judge in real life. Her court date is set for September 13.
Well, this is just too strange, dark, and totally shocking to snark about. Apparently, fan favorite Chief Stew Kate Chastain has been busted on a domestic dispute with her girlfriend, whose name has yet to be revealed.
The Below Deck star is out on a $5,000 bond after being arrested for biting and choking her girlfriend, who she was allegedly trying to kick out of the house. She bit her on her arm and leg, then choked her. Her official arrest reads as a “felony domestic violence charge of battery by strangulation.”