Austen Kroll Hints at Feud with Below Deck's Rachel Hargrove, Shares Why He “Didn’t Respond,” as Craig Conover Suggests He Was “Grossly Misrepresented”

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In a scathing publish, Under Deck’s Rachel Hargrove pointed a finger at Austen Kroll, calling him the most important narcissist on Bravo. In a while, she claimed Austen ghosted her, and referred to as her imply and unfunny.

Bravo’s response to Rachel’s publish (they reportedly scolded her, asking her to take it down) seemingly led to Rachel’s departure from the community. To this point, the Southern Appeal star provided no public response to Rachel’s claims.

Nonetheless, on a latest episode of his “Pillows and Beer” podcast – with costar Craig Conover – Austen addressed being attacked on social media. Although he didn’t identify names, the host appeared to reference his drama with Rachel.

The 35-year-old stated it’s greatest not to reply to an assault. “Like if somebody tries to return out and are available at us on social media or one thing …” he hinted, by way of Showbiz Cheat Sheet.

Craig added, “Properly, what’s the reply? I used to be speaking about it with this manufacturing firm I used to be with final week, and I used to be identical to, there isn’t a proper reply [laughs]. Since you both give them energy by responding. However then I instructed you final week, I used to be like, there’s a world when issues are so grossly misrepresented that it is best to have the ability to be like, ‘Look, that is what really occurred.’”

Austen then revealed why he didn’t reply. “We’re not going to dive in it,” he stated. “I didn’t reply as a result of I’ve had numerous expertise with making an attempt my hardest to not give individuals oxygen. I take care of that lots on our present. So it was a kind of issues the place it’s like, simply let this factor die. Like I don’t actually care that a lot. It’s not something that 100 different individuals haven’t stated that don’t actually know me. So I simply let it go.”

Whereas calling Austen an “fool” on Another Below Deck Podcast, Rachel had given her aspect of the story:

“We began texting [after he ghosted me] and I used to be identical to ‘I’m in the midst of doing one thing I can’t textual content.’ So we talked on the telephone and apparently it was Sunday enjoyable day for him,” she claimed. “He was completely incoherent and he simply stated some nasty s*** to me. Which was ‘You’re not humorous. You’re simply imply.’ After which stored occurring and on and on.”

Southern Appeal season eight airs Thursdays at 9/8c on Bravo.

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