Why Did Ashley Mitchell Get Removed From ‘The Challenge: Spies, Lies & Allies’?

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The 14th episode of “The Challenge: Spies, Lies and Allies” had a shocking reveal when one of the competitors was removed from the game at this late stage of the season. At the elimination, TJ Lavin announced that Ashley Mitchell was deactivated due to a rule break, but no additional information was provided and the rule break was not shown in the episode.

Warning: This article contains spoilers for the 14th episode of “The Challenge: Spies, Lies and Allies,” which aired on November 10 at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific times on MTV.

Ashley had just won the challenge with the rest of her cell, Sapphire, and viewers saw her in the club with Amanda Garcia after the win. Amanda told Ashley she wanted to confront the other female competitors in the club and Ashley told her she should; that was the last time we saw the two-time champ in the episode. At nominations, she was absent, and TJ revealed in the Lair that she’d been removed for a rule break.

There has been no official confirmation about the reason for her departure from the network but several spoiler accounts who have shared accurate information about casting, season winners and eliminations in the past wrote about Ashley’s departure.

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These Accounts Stated That Ashley Got Into a Verbal Altercation With Josh Martinez

Important note: These spoiler accounts’ Twitter pages (available through the below links) contain many spoilers regarding “Spies, Lies and Allies” and “All Stars” so do not visit these pages if you’re trying to avoid spoilers.

One of the main spoiler accounts for “The Challenge” wrote that Ashley got into an argument with Josh Martinez and added, “Yup all Ash said in a argument was we all know [you’re] gay.” The account also said, “she doesn’t even use a slur.”

The account said Ashley didn’t use a slur and wrote, “All she said was everyone knows [you’re] gay and then kept on (as she should).” The account then accused Devin Walker and Logan Sampedro of complaining the production about it.

Another spoiler account wrote, “Josh, Logan, and Devin all cried to production about Ashley & wanted her removed! It’s sick how MEN can be intimidated by women and fake an outrage to get her kicked off. Ashley would’ve won this season & I said what I said!”

At this time, these are only reports from various spoiler accounts and Heavy has not been able to independently verify these claims. After the episode aired, Nelson Thomas addressed the incident briefly during an Instagram Live and said in part, “Unfortunately, she crossed the line.” He added that Ashley also threw a cup during the argument.

In the days after the episode aired, several of Ashley’s co-stars criticized the narrative that Josh was responsible for Ashley’s disqualification and expressed their support for Josh. Devin specifically addressed the spoiler accounts’ reports and said, “Think maybe a troll account with Ashley’s face as a profile pic isn’t a good source of accurate info? Josh/myself/Logan/anyone else had nothing to do with the repercussions of her hurtful, ignorant and misguided actions.”


Ashley Addressed Her Departure in a Couple of Tweets & Said ‘Rules Are Rules’

Heavy reached out to Ashley for a comment but did not hear back in time for publication. After the episode aired, the “Real World” star tweeted, “Rules are rules and I respect @mtv and TJs call. The best apology is changed behavior. See you next time @challenge.” She also wrote:

 

As the episode aired, Amanda tweeted, “Love you [Ashley],” while Corey Lay replied to Ashley’s tweet with a heart emoji. Jemmye Carroll wrote, “You’re a better person than me sis bc I would NOT respect the bullshit! Keep your head up always.”

Ashley later wrote a series of posts on Twitter, including one which read, “I have not once tried to defend my actions nor am I going to ever. I have not looked for sympathy or even talked about what happened.” She did clarify in one Twitter reply that she never said the “f word.” Hughie Maughan wrote to Ashley:

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