Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans is speaking out for the first time after she called police saying her husband David Eason had assaulted her last weekend, and now she says she is not being abused.
Evans took to YouTube to post a five minute video called “Confessional: Domestic Violence” on Thursday, October 25 to deny that Eason had abused her.
“I’ve been wanting to get some things off my chest lately because obviously, my name can’t stay out of the news,” Evans said in the video. “I’m reporting from my closet right now because I’m trying to hide from the kids while I make this video. I just want to let you guys know that I am completely fine.”
The mother of three continued, “I’ve been off of social media this past week and it’s been really beneficial for me. It really helped out with me disconnecting from all the hate, everything that’s in the news right now.”
“I know everyone’s concerned about me, and I know everyone wants to know, ‘Is she okay? How are the kids? Blah blah blah,’” she said. “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.”
“I’ve been in two or three relationships that were domestic violence. And what did I do? I kept Jace away from it. I had just him at the time,” she explained. “When I had my visits, I had my visits alone and I made sure the other person wasn’t around me.”
She went on to say that any time she opened up to fans they called her a “liar.”
“Well that’s not the case at all,” Evans continued. “I was always telling you the truth, about everything that happened with every one of my relationships. And if you don’t believe me, I don’t know what to f—— tell you, I really don’t. It’s at the point now where I’ve been an open book since day one. I’ve always been an open book to every single one of my fans and my haters. Whether you guys hate it, whether you guys like it, I’m just like f— it, I’m just going to air it anyway.”
“My mental health is way more important than people bringing me down like this and making me depressed,” she said. “Every time I told you guys that I was in a domestic violence situation you would not believe me, and now I’m saying that I’m not, now I ‘am’ and you guys are trying to tell me something different. I’m just sick of hearing it, just stop. Just stop.”
The video comes after police confirmed they were called to Jenelle and David’s home on October 13, 2018 after Jenelle called saying her husband had been “drinking” had slammed her to the ground and she thought she heard her collarbone crack. Although Jenelle refused the ambulance, she was transported to the hospital via private vehicle and while police informed her of her options, she did not press charges and no reports were filed.
Her 911 call can be heard here.