As if there wasn't enough already, there's more drama brewing for Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant star Ashley Jones. The 20-year-old mom to baby Holly took to Instagram to accuse her fiancé and baby daddy Bariki Smith of domestic abuse.
In a candid Instagram live video, Ashely hit herself a few times before yelling to the camera, "You guys want to know the real about Bar? You guys want to know the real about Bar?! He f–king beats me! How's that for f–king real?" But that's not all. The reality TV star pulled the video and deleted if from her feed when she realized that she had filmed slapping herself in the face at the beginning of the video. Ashley has since reuploaded the vid without the violent scene. Starcasm found the original footage in which Ashley can be seen slapping her cheeks repeatedly before launching into the dialogue about Bar.
"He and his mom are bullies," she continued, her voice breaking. "They're bullies. He puts his f–king hands on me and he expects me not to put my hands back on him. His mom put her hands on me and he expects me not to put my hands back on her."
"But he beats my mother f–king ass in this house," Ashley added as she started crying, "with my daughter." Then she turned the camera around to face the front, revealing her laptop broken on the floor after what she describes as a physical altercation. The video abruptly ended with the image of the computer, Ashley crying in the background.
Fans of the new Teen Mom installment are familiar with the drama between Ashley, Bar, and their mothers. Their moms have a history of causing friction and tension between Bar and Ashley, though the exact cause of their rift is unknown.
Regardless of the reasoning, Bar's mom Shenandoah shared the unedited clip of Ashley slapping herself several times and used the opportunity to express her concerns for her granddaughter Holly. Shen even went as far as to accuse Ashley of substance abuse.
"She drinks and takes Xanax," Shen said of Ashley in a Facebook post, according to Starcasm. "I been in the middle of mess like this for [two] years SMH I tried to tell people [sic]," Shen added. In a tweet, Shen told her followers, "Like I said she is nuts and a liar. She is hitting herself and claiming domestic violence. This is dangerous. She is dangerous."
Fans apparently alerted Ashley's mother Pastor Tea to what was going down on Instagram, causing Tea to make the long drive to Ashley's house. "I want to thank all of you guys for hitting me up, for letting me know what was going on because I wouldn't have known if it hadn't been for some of you guys sending me messages. I'm here," Pastor Tea said in a Instagram Live video, which was screen-recorded and shared by a fan on Facebook. "Everything is under control but I'm on the scene. All I'll say is that I'm on the scene right now and I don't really know what to tell ya'll or what to say. I don't know what to say. I love you guys."
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