‘Southern Charm’: Ashley Jacobs Claims Patricia Altschul Manipulated Her in Conspiracy Against Kathryn Dennis

Southern Charm star Ashley Jacobs is back on Season 6, and she’s not really very sorry, is she? Jacobs made her grand return this week on Southern Charm, alarming her fellow castmates with her arrival. And right away, things got hairy. Fans may remember that Jacobs was last seen amid a feud with Southern Charm’s Patricia Altschul, as well as Kathryn Dennis. It looks like, while the feud with Dennis may have fizzled out somewhat, Jacobs’ argument with Altschul is ongoing. In fact, now she’s claiming that Altschul manipulated her in the past. 

Not thrilled to see her back 

Ashley Jacobs, Thomas Ravenel
Ashley Jacobs, Thomas Ravenel | Paul Cheney/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Ashley Jacobs and her ex-boyfriend and former Southern Charm star, Thomas Ravenel, certainly didn’t make many friends during their tenure on the show. Far from it, in fact. Ravenel and Southern Charm star Kathryn Dennis split in 2016, and they’ve been duking it out in court over custody since. Jacobs began dating Ravenel, and started attacking Kathryn Dennis, calling her an “egg donor.”

That being said, it’s perhaps no surprise that the cast isn’t thrilled about Jacobs’ return. Cameran Eubanks told Entertainment Tonight, “I was shocked when I saw Ashley. But then, I wasn’t. I was hoping that if she had any sense, she would go back to California, which is her home, which is where she’s from, where all her family and friends are. I cannot believe she stuck around.”

Kathryn Dennis said of Jacobs, “I think that nature takes its course with humans like her. I mean, she self-destructs and that’s what nature does. It’s hard to come up with words to talk about her because she doesn’t make sense herself.”

Patricia Altschul’s feelings about Ashley Jacobs

Ashley Jacobs, Thomas Ravenel
Ashley Jacobs, Thomas Ravenel | Paul Cheney/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Feuding with Patricia Altschul is a mistake, many Southern Charm fans would agree. The grande dame of the show has class, wit, and plenty of friends around her at all times. So, when Altschul alleged that Jacobs harassed one of her close friends, fans collectively shook their heads. Some fans speculate that the friend in question is Luzanne Otte, who Altschul introduced to Ravenel — the two had a brief romance. 

Altschul clarified her dislike for Ravenel and Jacobs on Twitter. “Why people ask? Because of his and Ashley’s smear campaign, character assassination, lies and purposeful defamation.”

“And let’s add to that list an innocent friend of mine who was viciously cyberbullied by Ashley because of her obsessiveness and insecurity,” tweeted Altschul.

Altschul told Entertainment Tonight, “She did the opposite of everything that I told her to do. I would say it hasn’t worked for her… She’s kind of the example of what not to do. If you could write a list of what not to do, she would personify that.”

Ashley Jacobs claims conspiracy 

Austin Kroll, Ashley Jacobs, Thomas Ravenel, John David "JD" Madison
Austin Kroll, Ashley Jacobs, Thomas Ravenel, John David “JD” Madison | Paul Cheney/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Now, after being confronted by fellow Southern Charm castmates for her past behavior, Ashley Jacobs is claiming that she was put up to it by none other than Patricia Altschul. While the cast members went skeet shooting, Cameran Eubanks confronted Jacobs about her behavior. 

“You called Kathryn an egg donor, that’s pretty f***ing bad, Ashley,” said Eubanks

“I took the bait,” said Jacobs in return. “I was a pawn in this whole thing. Everyone says it’s Thomas, it’s Thomas. You want to know who is the one talking s*** about Kathryn constantly? Patricia.”

Jacobs went on to add, “She got me worked up. And she’d be like, ‘Don’t tell anyone I told you.’ I believed Patricia. I mean, I respect her, she can’t be lying to me. The reason Kathryn’s my enemy is because Patricia made her my enemy. She wanted to destroy her. The best way she could think of to do that was befriending me.”

Cast members are finding it hard to believe Jacobs, largely due to her past behavior and their own relationships with Altschul. What do you think?