90 Day Fiance star Ashley Martson's former best friend, Natalie Crawford, says she's setting the record straight and not going to allow Ashley and her fiance Jay Smith to drag her name through the mud.

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Ashley recently revealed some very personal details of her past -- including an abusive relationship, a hysterectomy, and the fact she was kidnapped and raped as a teenager -- claiming she wanted to beat her ex-friend to the punch before Natalie could cash in and leak Ashley's sensitive stories to tabloids.

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Well, Natalie is now sharing her side of the story, insisting she never had any intention or desire to throw Ashley under the bus, In Touch Weekly reported.

"Let's get a few things straight. There have been misleading posts about myself, as far as these accusations go, I have not made any posts regarding any of Ashley's personal past," Natalie told In Touch.

"I also have not thrown any type of shade or dirt about Jay and Ashley to any publicist or tabloid or sold any story! The accusations they have accused me of are lies. Ashley's post of our text conversation is very misleading."

Ashley had shared a since-deleted Instagram posting of a screenshot of an old photo showing Ashley with a black eye that she alleged Natalie had texted her on October 22. Above the photo, all that could be read of the text exchange from Natalie was, "You're better than this."

When Ashley posted the screenshot, she wrote, "My ex fiance beat me up badly. I left him and pressed charges. I got a [protection from abuse order] against him and he spent time in Jail. He never cheated on me. I said that because this is something that is very personal."

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In addition to calling Natalie the "worst person" she's ever met, Ashley said, "[Natalie] literally saved this photo from years ago, a photo I don't even have anymore. I'm posting this because Natalie is literally posting every detail of my sh-tty past. I know this is coming next."

However, Natalie claims Ashley misrepresented the text message conversation.

"Let's break down the facts -- the conversation was from the day after the first episode aired," Natalie told In Touch of 90 Day Fiance's currently-airing sixth season.
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"She had friends over to her house to watch and I was not in attendance... The following morning was when this conversation occurred and she was upset with me. I simply sent the photo as a way to implement a reminder of who had always been there for her by saying, 'Remember when it was really bad,' meaning when I was there for her through all of her rough times just as I have been for all the years we have been friends."

Natalie insisted, "I was only trying to reiterate that I am one -- if not the only -- person that has always been there for her." Natalie then pointed out how Ashley's screenshot cut out the texts sent before and after the photo.

"I at no point stated I was trying to put out any details of her life or made any type of statement that I would post or sell any of her past. I never said anything in that context," Natalie said.

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"She is claiming I did all of this but is providing no proof of me doing any of these things. Instead, Ashley and Jay are both trying to discredit me by low blowing my name and using anything they can against me -- including posting criminal history records to make me look bad."

Jay did, in fact, share a screenshot of Natalie's criminal history. In the Court of Common Pleas of Cumberland County docket obtained by the magazine, Natalie was charged with two counts of retail theft and one count of disorderly conduct in 2017.

"Jay posted my criminal background claiming that because I sold Ashley's story to the tabloid. He wrote, 'Here's some attention for your ass!' Continuing to be malicious and deceitful, they leak a court docket of an incident which involves a mutual friend of Ashley and I," Natalie explained.

Natalie then recalled the events that led to the three charges against her.

"At the time of this incident our mutual friend was struggling with an ongoing addiction problem, unfortunately, I was at the wrong place at the wrong time," Natalie told In Touch.

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"I was arrested at that time and the charges were then changed and worked out in court. The fact that Ashley is collaborating with Jay leaking any information is preposterous. After seeing Ashley's deceptive post, I had to set the record straight with the truth. #facts."

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As shown on Sunday night's Season 6 episode of 90 Day Fiance, Ashley from Pennsylvania decided to cut Natalie out of her wedding party after Natalie couldn't get over the fact Jay allegedly cheated on Ashley in Jamaica.

Both Ashley and Jay, who have been shown settling into their new life together in the United States, were frustrated and fed up over Natalie's apparent lack of support for their relationship.