Ashley Marti, ‘Below Deck’, Called Hypocritical for Wanting Respect

Below DeckFans called Ashley Marti hypocritical because she wanted respect. They think she should’ve treated first mate Gary King with respect beforehand. Since the beginning of Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 3, she’s been chasing his tail. Ashley expressed interest in Gary, and even tried to kiss him several times.

He was also sexually assaulted by her while drunk in another controversial episode. Gary doesn’t recall what happened that night. Ashley claims that they got all the way. Now that Gary has already moved on to the new girl Scarlett Bentley, she’s making demands. Some fans are puzzled by this. “What’s wrong with her?”

[Ashley Marti | Instagram]

Ashley Marti demands RESPECT

Ashley Marti must’ve had Aretha Franklin’s famous song stuck in her head. She asked for some respect during the episode. The latest episode Below Deck Sailing YachtGary agreed to her demand. He wanted Ashley to know that he wasn’t interested in her and that there was no way for them to hook up again.

Gary mentioned in a podcast previously that they had been together several times during their charter season. However,Below DeckOnly viewers witnessed the drunken evening between them. In the Monday, May 30 episode, Gary’s crush on Scarlett gets even stronger.


Below Deck Ashley Marti & Tom Pearson [Ashley Marti | Instagram]
[Ashley Marti | Instagram]

It’s so strong the two even share a smooch during work. Scarlett, Gabriela Barragan’s replacement on the Parsifal III is the new stew. Below Deck season. Gary tried the new stew at the crew dinner. Ashley was so drunk that he caused an uproar among the crew. Colin MacRae, the chief engineer, advised Gary to speak to him.

Gary pulled Ashley aside, to tell her that there was no chance for them to have a relationship. She was upset and said that Gary loves to kiss everyone in the boat. Ashley felt like she should’ve gotten more respect from him. Her reaction shocked many people who took to Twitter to express their shock.

Below Deck fans call out Ashley’s hypocritical ways

Below Deck fans haven’t forgotten about the time when Ashley took advantage of Gary when he was drunk. The viewers found the situation hypocritical since her behavior around him wasn’t respectful. She made unconsensual advances, joked about forcing him into a bed with her, and even forced him to do the same.


Below Deck Ashley Marti Wants Respect [Ashley Marti | Instagram]
[Ashley Marti | Instagram]

Many others noted that she had slept with Tom Pearson, a former deckhand. Gary refused to marry her. Ashley dropped interest in Tom a few charters later when the yacht was dragging an anchor while he was night watch. Ashley showed interest in Gary once more.

  • “RESPECT?! You mean… Like the respect you showed Tom, Ashley?! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS LADY?!?”
  • “It’s not that Gary is never in the wrong. It’s that you’re never in the right, Ashley.”
  • “So Ashley trying to pull the ‘respect’ card and Gary calling her on it after she went from Gary to the other crew who left.”
  • “Really interesting that Ashley is lecturing Gary on respect when she literally assaulted him.”

What are your thoughts? Do you agree it’s hypocritical for Ashley to demand respect from Gary? Would you agree that he should treat the female crew members with respect? Comment below.

Below Deck Sailing YachtSeason 3 airs Mondays at 8. ET on Bravo

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