‘Teen Mom 2’: Jenelle Evans Says CPS Illegally Took Her Children
Jenelle Evans is taking the time to clear up all the rumors about what happened when Child Protective Services took her children away last year. The incident occurred after her husband David Eason shot the family’s dog. Now, the former Teen Mom 2 star is giving her take on what happened and calling CPS out.
David Eason admitted to shooting the dog
On Apr. 30 2019, Evans’ ex Nathan Griffith asked police to perform a wellness check on his and Evans’ son Kaiser after he believed that Eason shot a dog in front of the child.
As a result of the incident, Evans’ three children were removed from her custody.
Despite all of the backlash Eason and Evans received, Eason eventually admitted to shooting the dog.
“It was a situation where my daughter, her health, her safety was in danger,” Eason told People TV’s People Now.
“This was something that nobody wants to ever have to do. The dog was aggressive. Yes, she might not be huge or whatever, but you know when a dog bites a child on the face more than one time, then it should never be around the child again. If you give the dog up for adoption, one day it’s going to be around children again.”
He reasoned that shooting the dog was cheaper than calling the police.
“If you call the authorities at that point, the law says the dog has to be euthanized. I’m not going to pay anyone to euthanize my dog when I could do it myself.”
Jenelle Evans says CPS took her kids
Evans and Eason broke up shortly after the incident, but now that they are back together, she is telling her side of the story. In a YouTube video titled I Have Something to Say, she and Eason recount the events that happened that led to CPS taking the children.
“She was a loving dog to me, but she was not loving toward our kids at all,” Eason said. “I loved the dog, the kids loved it. But she didn’t love the kids. Anytime we were taking a video of the kids riding their bikes, playing outside, we’d have to delete the video, not even be able to post it because she didn’t play nice. She would bite their feet, she would bite the wheels on her bicycle. She wasn’t always vicious, but she had a lot of vicious tendencies. She really was kinda mean. We put up with it for a long time.”
Later in the video, Evans got into what happened between her family and CPS.
“I received a voicemail from Kaiser’s teacher at school and it said that his grandmother came and picked him up,” she said. “She had no rights or grounds. She had no custody.
“CPS came to the daycare and actually was asking her a bunch of questions, they interviewed Kaiser and they didn’t tell her any details about that interview or any allegations or concerns that they had,” she alleged.
Eason went on to claim that CPS and the agent on her case took her children “with no signed judgment saying that she had any grounds to.”
Evans regained custody of her children in July of that year.