Jenelle Evans Denies Making Up Story About David Eason Shooting Her Dog for Publicity

Police had said on Thursday that she had "stated that the reason she filed the animal cruelty report was for the publicity and because she did not know where her dog was."
By Corinne Heller 12 Jul, 2019 8:41 PMTags

"They wanted me to call and explain to them what was going on, and I told them, I said, 'Listen, I don't know what happened to my dog. When the incident happened, I was inside the house with the kids. I don't know if I heard a gunshot or not, and that's it,'" Jenelle continued. "So where they have me saying I did this for publicity, no! They asked me at the beginning if I did this for publicity. I said no, and they said, 'OK, we're going to continue our investigation.' So they continued. They came to my house. They did a whole house search. The kids weren't there."

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Jenelle said that a week later, their family's lawyer called the police and asked, 'Is this case going to be continued, opened, are you pressing charges? What are you planning on doing?'"

They said, 'We're closing the case,'" she said. "He said, 'OK, based off what?' He said, 'We're just closing it.' So he didn't tell our lawyer that we were doing it for publicity."

Jenelle said, "I think the cop has grudges against us. We had to send a letter from our lawyer telling them to leave us alone and stop calling us, stop harassing us...I told the truth. I told them what happened from what I saw. I mean, I don't know what to tell you. I wasn't outside when anything happened. I don't know. You have to ask David."

The Columbus County Sheriff's Office declined to comment on Jenelle's latest remarks.


"After knowing my dog wasn't around anymore, I took the initiative and stayed away from David for about a week," Jenelle said on Instagram Live. "During the day, I'd pick up the kids from school, take them home, you know, just normal routine, get them ready for bed, I'd go to bed. We wouldn't talk. That happened for about a week. Then we started talking, and I said, 'Listen, something has to happen.' He agreed, so he went and took anger management classes. He took six of them and he completed them. We took co-parenting classes. That was really awesome."


When asked if she was happy since leaving Teen Mom 2, Jenelle said, "Yeah, in a way where I'm getting a break, and it's been a good break where I can have a private family life for once, and this dog incident was never supposed to go public. It was a private family issue that happened that we are still trying get over, and just everyone keeps bringing it up, and you know, and even just being associated with the show, it still blows up in the news no matter what I do, so I don't know."

"I'm happier since leaving, but the drama still ends up online," she said. "So I'm happier in my private life, but you know, the publicity part is hard to deal with."

—Reporting by Jessica Finn