The Bold and the Beautiful alum Ashley Jones has filed for divorce from her husband of 4 years, Joel Hendricks. According to TMZ which first broke the news, Jones was also was granted a restraining order against Hendricks. She accuses him of domestic violence in court documents and claims she is afraid of the safety of herself as well as for their 3-year-old son Hayden Joel. Jones is best known for her role as Bridget Forrester on and off from 2004 to 2018.
In a detailed report by People, Jones alleges she left the couple's home on Aug. 17 with their son after she was, "Afraid for my safety and the safety of our son." Even after leaving Hendricks, Jones claims he has continued to harass and stalk her. Jones says in court filings, the following day Aug. 18, she discovered a tracking device on her car. Even after she moved it, Hendricks continued to stalk her.
Jones alleges the abuse she's suffered from Hendricks dates back to before the two who got married in 2015, but as the years progressed it became worse. In 2016, Jones recalls an incident where she claims a drunk Hendricks injured her hand after he tried to take her cell phone. According to Jones,
Joel was trying to get my cell phone from me because I was recording him being belligerent and threatening me and beginning to get physical. I dropped the phone and Joel let me go. I left with Hayden, but Joel convinced me that he would not drink anymore, so eventually I went back.
A year later in 2017, Jones states Hendricks caused her to suffer a spiral fracture in her hand resulting in surgery.
Jones also accuses Hendricks of having a history of substance abuse and claims in 2018 he was drinking "excessively" and showed up drunk to pick up his son Huck, 7, from his first marriage. Hendricks' ex-wife filed a DVRO due to the incident.
Last month, Jones claims Hendricks belligerent behavior prompted her to leave. On Aug. 16, Jones says Hendricks came home angry that night accusing her of sleeping with someone in the bathroom in their home. Jones denied this ever took place. Jones claimed,
I was very confused as I was in the bathroom alone and had not been with anyone else. I have never been unfaithful to Joel.
Jones says Hendricks alleged he had a recording of her affair and played it for the kids. The following morning is when she and her son left.