Below Deck Sailing Yacht’s Gary King Assures Viewers He Was Not Assaulted By Ashley Marti

Below Deck Sailing Yacht fans are no stranger to a drunken hook up scene and this season has been no exception. One scene in particular however, had some viewers a little uneasy and that’s the night Ashley Marti and Gary King ended up in the guest suite together.

Some watching and commenting online, felt that Gary had been taken advantage of, given his intoxicated state. Eonline reports Gary has responded to the concerns and assured viewers he didn’t feel assaulted that night.

On Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live, Andy probed Gary about the uncomfortable clip at the beginning of the episode, explaining “We got so many questions wanting to know how you felt about what happened in the suite with Ashley a few weeks ago. People are very concerned; they feel like, they were very uncomfortable watching it. I know you’ve seen the tweets and the conversation.”

Gary confirmed he saw the discussion online adding, “They weren’t very nice on Ashley’s part and mine. Thanks everyone for looking out for me, but I didn’t think much of it then, and right now, I don’t think much of it too. I just think that people on social media blew it up bigger than what it actually was.”

“Well, People thought that you were assaulted.” Andy responded plainly.

Gary admitted, “yeah, I could see how they saw that, but in the first place, I did hook up with Ashley prior to that happening, so it wasn’t- I just wish I wasn’t that drunk.” He continued, “I think it boils down to hooking up with Ashley was a mistake in the first place and it shouldn’t have happened from the get-go, really.”

Andy dug deeper, “so I guess the most direct question I can ask you—and we’ll talk about this more at the reunion is—do you feel that you were assaulted?”. “No, I don’t,” Gary replied, “I don’t, and I appreciate everyone standing up for me, but I’ve got a voice of my own and I could use it if I felt I was assaulted.”

Kudos to Andy for asking the important questions and viewers will certainly be looking forward to hearing Ashley’s response at the reunion. Sometimes, the Below Deck franchise reunions are admittedly dry, but it looks like that shouldn’t be a problem this season for the Sailing Yacht crew.

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