Below Deck star, Kate Chastain is currently involved in some legal drama with her former lover, Rocio Hernandez.
In case you didn’t know, battery charges have been filed against Kate, as according to Rocio, she was attacked by her former girlfriend during a “fit of rage.”
The whole incident took place back in June, and Kate hasn’t spoken out about the situation, but finally her lawyer, Gary Frese, has released a statement.
Ms. Kate Chastain regrets the incident that occurred between her and Ms. (Rocio) Hernandez. The version of the incident told to the police by Ms. Hernandez is completely fictitious
Her lawyer also went on to say that Kate is just simply too small to take on someone like Rocio:
Ms. Hernandez, a former professional fitness trainer over six feet tall, physically attacked Ms. Chastain who tried her best to defend herself during the attack. Ms. Chastain is of very slight build and is 5 foot 7 inches tall. At no time was Ms. Chastain the aggressor in the altercation. When all the actual facts are determined in the legal process Ms. Chastain will be completely vindicated and Ms. Hernandez will be shown to have a history of violent behavior and to have completely misrepresented the facts to the police about Ms. Chastain’s actions.
This is completely different from reports that say that “Kate bit her in the forearm, bicep, and leg,” continued, “also put a knee on her head, choked her, and tried to stop her breathing.”
Even though Kate has yet to release a statement of her own, or officially comment on the night, she’s hinted that people are only hearing one side of the story, and that there’s much more to the situation. She’s said that “the truth will come out,” and even said that “the only thing I know for sure at this point is that it only takes one person’s words to forever affect the life of another.”
Kate’s charges are:
- Domestic Battery By Strangulation (third degree felony)
- Battery Domestic Violence (first degree misdemeanor)
As of right now, Kate’s court date has been set for September 13th, right after the Below Deck season4 premiere airs on September 6th.
Filming for Below Deck season 4 wrapped before the whole incident between Kate and Rocio, so you’re going to see their budding romance, and not the intense altercation that would later occur.
I bet this season is definitely going to be a hard one for the former couple to look back on.