Earlier this week, Thomas Ravenel’s girlfriend took to Instagram to announce her decision to quit Southern Charm after “prayerful consideration.” In the comments section of that Instagram post, Ashley then proceeded to claim that Kathryn has been drinking regularly, and openly, around Charleston, South Carolina, while also revealing which scene Bravo TV wanted her to film for season six that led her to call it quits with the series.
“They wanted me to film with Eliza Limehouse and one other cast member. They asked us to film while getting our nails done. Kathryn and Eliza do not get along so it felt like a setup,” Ashley explained on November 7, after a fan wanted to know why she declined to appear on the new season.
Later, when a fan asked Ashley if Kathryn was lying about being sober, she claimed that was the case.
“My intent is not to hurt her,” Ashley said. “I have no animosity towards her. But I think it’s wrong to pretend you are sober and to use it as a platform if it’s not true. There are people that are truly trying to turn their lives around. It’s not something you lie about.”
“Considering [Kathryn]was seen at [Vintage Lounge] and several [other] bars on Saturday night drinking… I think it’s pretty clear,” Ashley explained.
Ashley didn’t end there, going on to make more allegations about Kathryn by saying her past rehab stint and sobriety was just a “publicity stunt.”
“She was never sober. Rehab was paid for by Bravo,” she continued. “She didn’t complete the program. It was a publicity stunt. As soon as she came back to Charleston she was seen drinking at Halls, Vintage, Deco, Republic… the list goes on. She doesn’t try to hide it. In Charleston everyone is aware. I’m not broadcasting it. In Charleston everyone knows. She just hides it well on social media.”
“The interesting thing is she was painted as the villain for several seasons. I know she understands what I am going through. I wish we could have used the common ground as a foundation for a positive relationship,” Ashley said.
Southern Charm season six is in production and will air on Bravo TV sometime in 2019.