Who are Jasmine Hartin's kids? Socialite accuses partner Andrew Ashcroft of keeping them from her
'Why won’t you let me see the kids, Andrew? Why won’t you let me see the children?' said Jasmine Hartin while berating her partner Andrew Ashcroft
Jasmine Hartin, the socialite partner of Andrew Ashcroft, the son of a billionaire Tory donor Michael Ashcroft, has been at the center of international controversy. Now a viral video shows her asking her partner why he won’t let her meet their kids.
The 32-year-old was arrested in Belize on May 28 in relation to the death of senior San Pedro police officer Henry Jemmott. Hartin was accused of negligent manslaughter and was sent to Belize’s central jail.
According to law enforcement officials, she attended a party last month in Ambergris Caye. Afterward, she went for a walk with Jemmott. In the early hours of May 28, the two sat together on a pier. Jemmott allegedly showed her his Glock service pistol. When she passed it back to him, it accidentally went off, she told police, shooting Jemmott in the back of the head.
Hartin was released on bail on June 9, after spending eight days behind bars. She had to surrender her passport and personal documents. She also cannot leave the country without permission from the supreme court. Her bail was reportedly set at 30,000 Belize dollars (USD 14,891).
Who are Jasmine Hartin's children?
In written submissions, Hartin's legal team said Hartin was the mother of four-year-old twins who are Belizean. But prosecutors noted that her children with Andrew Ashcroft had Canadian passports in addition to their Belize ones.
Tabloids reported that Hartin was seen on video berating her longtime partner and accusing him of denying her access to their children. “Why won’t you let me see the kids, Andrew? Why won’t you let me see the children?” the Canadian-born said in the video as she confronted Andrew in a hotel kitchen.
Andrew Ashcroft, 43, has lived in Belize for two decades. He and Hartin are not married, an Ashcroft spokesperson told the Guardian. “Why are you stopping me from being at my house and seeing my kids, Andrew? You don’t want to be on camera? Why are you keeping my children from me, Andrew? You lied to my whole family. Let me see my children,” said Hartin as she berated her partner Ashcroft in the video.
Jasmine Hartin and Andrew Ashcroft’s children are called Charlie and Elle. The video further showed Hartin following Ashcroft as he repeatedly said, “Stop! Stop!” Another woman is heard saying: “It’s going in the newspaper, Andrew. You lied to my family, Andrew.”
As per the Daily Mail, this encounter took place on Tuesday, June 22, afternoon at the luxurious Alaia Hotel which Hartin once ran with Ashcroft. The Mail also reported that in a second video recorded on Tuesday, Hartin was seen being confronted by guards as she walked towards Ashcroft standing at a distance.
“I’m walking up right now to try to see my kids and all of the girls are on standby. And there’s Andrew too, Andrew’s running so I can’t see my children," Hartin said in the video. “Security is literally stopping me from seeing my children right now. Wow, so you’ve been instructed by Andrew to stop me from seeing my children? That’s correct?” Referring to Andrew, she said, “He’s gonna rot in hell for this. Like I’m not going through enough.”