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Days After 911 Call, Jenelle Evans Defends Husband Over Controversial Photo

Jenelle Evans/Instagram, David Eason/Instagram

If you've ever watched an episode of the Teen Mom franchise, you'll know drama follows its cast members where ever they go.

One of the most controversial stars is Jenelle Evans (Eason), whose drug abuse, toxic relationships, and violent outbursts have been major focal points of the show.

Although it might be hard to find sympathy for the 26-year-old, the turmoil she's involved in isn't always her fault.

"It was a drunk and dramatic misunderstanding."

Less than two weeks ago, Evans made a frantic 911 phone call, reporting she had been assaulted at her home.

In the recording, she alleged her husband David Eason was drunk and had violently pinned her down. She said she had heard her collarbone crack.

"My name is Jenelle Eason, I am at 17 [redacted], and my husband assaulted me. He pinned me down on the ground [...] in the yard, and I think I heard my f*****g collarbone crack. I can't move my arm," Evans told the operator.

"I think that he got violent because he's drinking. I'm recovering from a surgery I got on Monday[...] I have four kids at the house with me right now and they're all sleeping. I don't know what to do."

However, once reports of the incident leaked, Evans came to Eason's defense, and told E! News that there was no need for concern.

"It was a drunk and dramatic misunderstanding. Everything is great...We are totally fine. We are feeling fine. Just taking time off social media...time to focus on ourselves and our family," Evans said.

The reality star also took to her personal YouTube account, where she spoke about the domestic abuse allegations in a more in-depth manner.

"I know everyone's concerned about me, and I know everyone wants to know, 'Is she okay? How are the kids? Blah blah blah,'" the mother-of-three said in her video.

"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."

Even though Eason hadn't commented on the incident himself, it didn't mean he would be shying away from any more drama.

"Red white and blue comes in more than one pattern."

On October 27, Eason posted a picture of himself on Instagram, draped in a Confederate flag and flashing the sign of the horns.

"Where I'm from is who I am and my family fought and died for this land," Eason captioned the photo.

"Red white and blue comes in more than one pattern. Dont argue just get off my page if you dont agree! Thanks @rednecknation #RHEC."

Social media users were quick to call him out on the contents of the photo, describing it as "disgusting" and "racist."

Others took to the comments and brought up the domestic abuse reports against him.

"How is jenelles collar bone..u know the 1 u broke or cracked by pinning her down [SIC]," one person wrote.

Another chimed in: "So what happened to [Jenelle] after the 911 call of her saying she thinks u broke her collar bone!?!?!?"

But despite the backlash, Evans decided to stand up for her husband, and posted an Instagram story of a man saying, "Really, guys? This is what I have to wake up to? Really? 'I don't support your last post.' Well, good. 'These are not good people.' Well, good. "ňúThat man is a racist.' Uh huh. 'That girl, that girl.'"

Linking it back to an Instagram user named @ryanupchurch, she encouraged her followers to watch the rest of his video, which continued, "That's fine if you don't like 'em. I'm not about to go digging to try to find dirt about them because they're on a popular TV show."

Earlier this year, Eason had been fired from Teen Mom 2 after he posted homophobic and transphobic remarks on Facebook, where he stated he wouldn't let his children associate with the LGBTQ community or "be that way."

And while Evans defended her husband yet again, MTV refused to let his comments slide and axed him from the hit show.

"David Eason's personal comments do not reflect the views of MTV. With six weeks left of production on Teen Mom 2, effective immediately, we are ending our relationship with him," the channel's statement said.

Although Eason has faced significant backlash in the media, we doubt he'll be censoring himself anytime soon.


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