Many stars of the Teen Mom franchise have had public feuds, but this may be the first with their local authorities.
Former Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Eason has fired back after reports on Thursday, July 11 stated that the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office closed the case surrounding Jenelle, and her husband David after David allegedly shot her dog, Nugget. In the statement the authorities said that they believed Jenelle fabricated the entire story for “publicity.” “Jenelle stated that the reason she filed the animal cruelty report was for the publicity and because she did not know where her dog was,” the news release states. “The evidence collected indicates that the allegations of animal cruelty were fabricated. Therefore, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is closing this investigation. No charges will be filed in this case.”
Now, Jenelle is firing back against many of the claims from the Sheriff’s Office, including the claims she made the story up. “I never made a report against David in the first place,” she told The Hollywood Gossip. “The cops called me and left me voicemail asking me to call them back about the ‘dog incident.’”
“I called back the Chief of Police because he wanted to speak with me the beginning of May 2019,” she continued. “When I called him, before I can even speak, he said to me, ‘Mrs. Eason, I need to know the truth about this situation. I have many media outlets calling me about it and I want to tell you right now if this is a publicity stunt you need to tell me because I have other cases including things like rape that I have to deal with. If you are doing it for publicity then I understand and will close the case and you can go about your business.’ “
Evans said she told the officer, “Yes, what you heard is true about my dog. This isn’t a publicity stunt and I’m not sure where my dog is or what happened to my dog but you would have to call David and ask. I was inside my house with my kids when David went outside with the dog.”
“I feel very attacked and exploited for no reason. The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is so crooked with their business that Detective Jacobs continued to call and harass me and David for weeks, had Mr. Bill Gore send a letter to leave us alone, then had to call Detective Jacobs to tell him to stop calling both of us about the incident,” Jenelle said.
She added that the investigation ended about a month ago, and is confused by the statements made. “I honestly think they are doing this for their own publicity because they could have wrote up their ‘press release’ weeks ago,” she claimed. “I’ve never in my life dealt with a police department ever ‘releasing a press statement’ about their investigations.”
As previously reported, in early May reports surfaced that Jenelle had left her home after David allegedly shot and killed her dog Nugget because it snapped at their daughter Ensley. David seemingly admitted to the killing with an angry Instagram post, writing, “I dont give a damn what animal bites my baby on the face… whether it be your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I dont put up with that shit at all.”
He added, “I’m all about protecting my family, it is my lifes mission. Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means that much to me. You can hate me all you want but this isnt the first time the dog bit Ensley aggressively. The only person that can judge weather or not a animal is a danger to MY CHILD is ME.”
The claims that Jenelle fabricated the story, if true, would be even worse because the incident led to the couple temporarily losing custody of their three children, and also caused Jenelle to be fired from Teen Mom 2.