Ashley was a West Beverly Hills High School alum who was molested by the drama teacher, Mr. Bigelow, when she was in high school. Nine years after she graduated, she showed up at his 3000th rehearsal and exposed him as a molester.
Donna Martin, who had always thought Ashley hated her, initially didn't believe Ashley, but it was soon revealed, after another student came forward, that Bigelow had molested Ashley and there had been more. Ashley stated she had pushed Donna away in high school when she realized Bigelow was aiming for her next.
Ashley was revealed to have become an alcoholic, unable to sustain a job or relationship in later years. However, after the D.A. decided to press charges against Bigelow, Ashley was determined to move forward with her life.