Ashley Johnson, the actress known for her roles in ‘The Killing’ and ‘What Women Want,’ as well as her voice acting in ‘The Last of Us,’ recently made headlines due to a disturbing turn of events in her personal life. Her long-time relationship with Brian Foster, her co-host on Critical Role, took a dark and troubling turn, leading to Ashley filing a restraining order against him. Let’s delve into the details of this distressing situation.
Who is Brian Wayne Foster?
Brian Wayne Foster, the former host of ‘Talks Machina’ and co-producer of the show, is a key figure in this story. He also featured in ‘Between the Sheets,’ a one-on-one talk show, and co-hosted ‘Yee-Haw Game Ranch’ with Ashley Johnson, whom he married in December 2018. Despite their on-screen chemistry and shared humor, it appears their relationship had underlying issues.
The Unraveling of Their Relationship:
For over a decade, Ashley Johnson and Brian Foster were in a seemingly happy relationship. They even announced their engagement in 2018, sharing joyous moments on social media. However, their picture-perfect facade shattered in April 2023 when Ashley filed a restraining order against Brian, citing domestic violence and threats to her life.
The Restraining Order Explained:
On May 15, 2023, Ashley Johnson took the courageous step of filing an emergency restraining order against Brian Foster. In her legal filing, she revealed that Brian had attempted to extort a staggering $150,000 from her. The document also detailed Brian’s history of verbal abuse and his troubling addiction to narcotics.
Ashley further disclosed that her family members had also been subjected to Brian’s abusive behavior, threats, and drug-induced outbursts. She expressed deep fear for their safety, stating, “They are fearful that he is close to the edge, has the ability to murder, and will cause harm not only to me but to them.”
The restraining order mandates that Brian must stay at least 500 feet away from Ashley, her mother, sister, and two nephews. He is prohibited from contacting them and engaging in harassment, stalking, assault, or any other harmful behavior.
Allegations Against Brian Foster:
Ashley Johnson made a series of disturbing allegations against Brian Foster. She claimed that after their breakup, he tampered with the passwords to her home security cameras, violating her privacy and security. Furthermore, Ashley stated that Brian had blocked her access to the internet and all her devices, leaving her terrified for her safety.
In a shocking social media post, Brian posted a photo of Ashley and her dogs with a cryptic comment that read, “Robert Blake Garden.” This reference to an acquitted performer accused of spousal murder raised serious concerns about Ashley’s safety.
Adding to the alarming situation, Brian left a bag containing a garotte and several airsoft guns in Ashley’s house after the restraining order was filed. These actions only intensified the fear and anxiety surrounding their relationship.
The distressing ordeal that Ashley Johnson endured at the hands of Brian Foster sheds light on the harsh reality of abusive relationships. Despite their outward appearance of happiness, she suffered in silence for years before finally seeking help through a restraining order. A hearing on the restraining order is scheduled for June 9, 2023, where we hope justice will prevail, and Brian will be held accountable for his actions.