“Teen Mom” star Jenelle Evans is doubling down on her claim that a 911 call she made last year reporting that her husband had assaulted her was just a “big drunk misunderstanding.”
Evans, 27, was briefly hospitalized in October amid rumors of abuse. Her representatives told media outlets that Evans tripped and fell, but a 911 call published by TMZ features Evans sobbing as she told a dispatcher that her husband, David Eason, “pinned” her down and assaulted her, possibly cracking her collarbone in the process.
The reality TV star and mother addressed the incident in detail during Monday’s episode of “Teen Mom 2,” reiterating her claim that no abuse took place that night, People reports.
During a conversation with her mother, Evans recounted the events of that night: she and Eason had had friends over for a bonfire, but Eason later left to go spotlighting for deer with a friend, People reports. (Spotlighting is a method of using light to attract deer or other animals, and is illegal in many states when used for hunting).
Evans said that she called his phone to check on him later that night, but he didn’t answer, causing her to grow frustrated, People reports. When Eason finally arrived back home, she met him in the driveway, “yelling, screaming and cussing at him because I was pissed off he wouldn’t answer his phone,” she said, according to the outlet.
“As I was yelling at him, we were by the fire, I was basically running towards him, cussing, and then I tripped over this freaking hole. Well, he saw that I tripped, he went to go catch me and then he fell too,” she reportedly said. “So we both fell and when we fell, he fell on top of me. So when we got back up I was crying, I was screaming, I was mad. I was like, ‘You put me down on purpose.’ He’s like, ‘No, I didn’t.’”
She went on to call it a “big drunk misunderstanding on my part.” When her mother then asked why she called the police, Evans reportedly stated that she placed the call because she was “pissed off,” according to People's report.
“Anyways, when the cops came I met them at the end of the driveway, they didn’t see David the whole time, they didn’t talk to David, the only person they talked to was me,” she said. “They said, ‘What happened?’ I told them what happened and I said, ‘I just want to be checked out.’ And then they said, ‘We’ll have the ambulance come.’ I went, ‘Oh, wait a second,’ then it all clicked in my head and I said, ‘No, no, no, cancel the ambulance because the kids are sleeping, everything’s fine, I don’t want a big commotion right now, I’ll just go to the hospital.’”
She asked her husband to stay with the kids while she went to the hospital to have her injuries looked over, she said.
Evans’ story is in line with her earlier denials regarding the incident. She described the night as a “drunk and dramatic misunderstanding” to E! News last year, and told the outlet that she and Eason were “totally fine.”
It’s a stance she reiterated in a YouTube video posted that month, titled, “Confessional: Domestic Violence.” Speaking to her fans, Evans said that she was “totally fine,” but announced that she took a break from social media to “disconnect from all the hate.”
She addressed rumors of abuse directly, commenting, “Everything’s fine. You know, I’ve been in so many domestic violence situations in the past that I would not put up with it now. So I don’t know why you guys would think that I would continue to stay in this relationship if I was being abused.”
Judging by their social media activity, Evans and Eason appear to be still be together. Evans’ recent Instagram posts are snapshots of her children and husband, while Eason’s latest post is a photo of Evans.
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