The Below Deck stew talks about why she revealed her anxiety issues to the Captain.

on Jul 31, 2013 - The Dish0

Last night's episode of Below Deck saw Kat Held acting out of the ordinary, leaving the other stews to accuse of her of drinking on the job. After Adrienne Gang threatens to fire her, Kat is left with no choice but to reveal the true reason for her unusual behavior to the Captain.

Now, Kat talks about what made her panic and her brave choice to open up about her anxiety to the Captain.

"Because of Adrienne's threat, I had to tell the Captain something," she tells Bravo in an exclusive interview. "I was so worried that I was going to lose my job that I just wanted to be upfront with the Captain, and telling him about my anxiety was the only option."

The reason for Kat's odd behavior? Dealing with guests making lewd comments towards her. "My main concern was how to mentally overcome the issue I was having with the charter guests, which was that they were making sexually inappropriate comments to me, which made me feel extremely uncomfortable."

But the biggest issue for Kat was being confronted by Adrienne, who wrongly accused Kat of drinking on the job in front of Sam. "At this point, I actually started to panic. The thought of losing my job was overwhelming, and I was worried that Adrienne was going to give me more than a reprimanding and actually confront Lee with her concerns. On the other hand, I was embarrassed to be antagonized in front of Sam, because this was an issue that was between Adrienne and myself, so I was angry with Adrienne for bringing this up in front of Sam, therefore making the situation more uncomfortable for all of us."

Adrienne’s threat gave Kat no choice but to tell the Captain the truth behind her erratic behavior. The situation also led Kat to lose any trust she had in Adrienne. “I started to lose respect for Adrienne, so sharing anything personal with her was out of the question. I didn’t even want to associate with her. In my mind, she stabbed me in the back by taking the issue to the Captain. It could have been addressed and solved without bringing him into the picture, so I took it as a personal attack."

As for the status of Samantha Orme and C.J. Lebeau’s relationship, Kat shares intriguing insight. “[Sam’s] a strong, independent, and confident girl, so that makes me want to believe what she says. On the other hand, her behavior isn’t matching up with her words. To me, this makes it seem like deep down inside, there may be more feelings towards C.J. than she’s letting on.”

19 comments
nystar13
nystar13

Kat's behavior was suspect, however, Adrienne did not handle the situation with the disrespectful obnoxious charter guests in any manner.. she chose to ignore that her employee was being sexually harassed..  that just screams law suit.  I would imagine as an employee of the charter, you are entitled to be protected from dangerous or inappropriate guests.

jdnoble79
jdnoble79

Adrienne had no support for her employee - an effective boss will always have your back regardless.  But in this case - Adrienne took Simon's side without even talking to either one of them personally.  That it the Biggest Managerial mistake of all - loyalty to your staff if you want them to be loyal to you!

 

Fault on Adrienne

salgie
salgie

I think both Kat and Sam are so disrespectful to everyone... They both need the boot.   There are people that would love to have this job irreguardless of its difficulty.   The guys and Adrienne all seem to be more suited to this job and just go ahead and work without continuous complaining...Eddy had it right at dinner and left because they were such a huge embarrassment at dinner. Kat has to learn to respect herself along with showing respect to others. She gets away with way to much....

Alph
Alph

You're a DRUNK and a loser! You need to start taking responsibility for your own actions!!!! Stop playing the blame game!!!

BethBravo
BethBravo

Kat, Your behavior has been totally disgusting. All you want to do is drink, party and have sex!  Adrienne has been so professional but you and Sam are just there to have a good time and don't give her the respect she deserves. Sam walks around with a smirk constantly and has the maturity of a 13 year old. You can't seem to get sex off your mind or keep your cloths on. Stop acting like trash, stop getting drunk, grow up and do your job. Adrienne should have fired you and Sam a long time ago. There are a lot of decent young women that would love to have your job! Please Bravo hire one of them.

OncNrsSpursSoccerChik
OncNrsSpursSoccerChik

Hey Kat......if I were you, I'd concentrate MORE on the fact that by Adrienne essentially FORCING you to tell Captain about your anxiety, MOST IMPORTANTLY, it actually made ADRIENNE LOOK THE FOOL for being totally, completely & utterly WRONG, WRONG, WRONG regarding her HIGH AND MIGHTY ATTITUDE in the interview room crying that "OH, I KNOOOOOOOOOOOOW CAT'S DRUNK!!!" To the viewers, it merely made you look a NORMAL 20 something year old with a wee problem....JUST LIKE THE REST OF US!!!!! So don't worry about it babes!!!!!!

OncNrsSpursSoccerChik
OncNrsSpursSoccerChik

IIIIIIIII LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE BELOW DECK!!!!!!! And I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOO hoping season 2 is on the way!!!! See how much I like it....season 1 isn't even over yet & I'm already talking about Season I!!!!!!

liz82276
liz82276

You forced Adrienne's hand when you behaved so erratically in front of everyone.  She had no choice but to address the issue with you and when she asks you point blank what was going on, you refuse to tell her, once again forcing her hand.  There were cameras following you guys everywhere. So basically, if she doesn't do her job, her bosses and potential bosses see it and she doesn't get asked back or get any additional jobs. Get over yourself. There's a reason why you and the little whine-bag Sam are friends and it isn't because you two are awesome employees to have around.  And, if you cannot handle dealing with obnoxious clients without being medicated, gee, this job may not be for you.

toastiemc
toastiemc

Kat, you do need to grow up!  I realize that the "guest" was , absolutely, inappropriate, which the Captain should have handled, but your reaction shows that you are too immature for the job.  Plus, the way you behave with Adrienne seals the deal.  You and Sam have a LOT of learning to do! I hope that all of the criticisms that you and Sam have received helps you guys with that!  Good luck, kiddo!

jackie.marie.021369
jackie.marie.021369

what a bunch of BS - if she were on "anxiety medication" she could not drink AT ALL - bad side effects!!  She got bombed that night at the bar and the captain saw her (climbing the pole) - she is dishonest and unprofessional and just wants to wah-wah that Adrienne is mean.  And Sam is a spoiled brat that needs to grow up.

larry.morrill1
larry.morrill1

Uhhh, because she said it - don't make it so.  She obviously gets wasted when she drinks and it looks like a real kicker is coming next episode.  Of course she didn't admit it to the captain, of course she was embarrassed, of course a natural suspicion is the girl who likes to get drunk was drinking.  What she fails to do is take responsibility and tries to act like Adrienne forced this.  Simon forced it - (yeah he was a jerk - but is running for the pills and or booze automatically excused when lif serves a spitball instead of a cupcake?)  

 

Nope - Kat's choices and subsequent behavior forced it.

SugarPie56
SugarPie56

Kat, your behavior is unprofessional and childish. Adrienne did not put you in an embarrassing position - you did, and you continue to do so with the nastiness, whining, and yes, drinking. You obviously drank yourself up that pole. You have a job which comes with a boss. She is accountable to her boss and would have been negligent to have handled it any other way. Grow the hell up.

WickedWitch83
WickedWitch83

Kat if you would have just had a sit down with Adrienne in the morning...all of the drama could have been avoided. Also it seems as tho bf you boarded the yacht, the Captain should at least know if you are taking any medication. It seems as tho this whole situation could have been avoided. Yes there will be times when pp are rude or inappropriate and when you are in a customer service line of work, there are ways to deal with it. Adrienne and the captain should have been alerted immediately.

Teachermom
Teachermom

I think Kat should've just been up front and told Adrienne that she's on a prescription medication that caused her to act erratically - that's all she needed to know.

JacInFlag
JacInFlag

Adrienne has never supervised before. She obviously can"t handle it.

 

Atomsk
Atomsk

 @jackie.marie.021369  The side effect of drinking on anxiety medication is that you get EXTREMELY drunk just from a small amount of alcohol. It multiplies the effect. So someone can have only drank one beer, but still be heavily slurring their words and stumbling around everywhere.The real issue here is that a man was overtly sexually harassing one of the employees, and the company did nothing to stop it. Theyre lucky Kat isnt filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against them or suing them for creating a hostile workplace.

Atomsk
Atomsk

 @larry.morrill1  How is it her fault that she was sexually harassed, and then when she DID go to her supervisor, she took the harasser's side over her own employee