Jenelle Evans’ former boss James Duffy charged with cyberstalking her

Jenelle Evans' former boss James Duffy charged with cyberstalking

Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans made headlines Tuesday night when news broke that she had been arrested earlier in the day for “harassing phone calls” and “communicating threats” to her former roommate Hannah Inman.

In a statement released by Jenelle’s attorney, Dustin Sullivan, he revealed to that the charges against Jenelle were “retaliatory” in nature and were in response to her filing charges against James Duffy, Jenelle’s former boss and the man Hannah Inman is currently living with. (More on that below)

Jenelle Evans and former roommate Hannah Inman
^ Jenelle Evans and former roommate Hannah Inman from happier times

It appears that Brunswick County Police took Jenelle’s charges seriously as James Duffy was officially charged with cyberstalking yesterday. According to online records Duffy is being accused of breaking North Carolina statute § 14‑196.3, which states:

It is unlawful for a person to:

(1) Use in electronic mail or electronic communication any words or language threatening to inflict bodily harm to any person or to that person’s child, sibling, spouse, or dependent, or physical injury to the property of any person, or for the purpose of extorting money or other things of value from any person.

(2) Electronically mail or electronically communicate to another repeatedly, whether or not conversation ensues, for the purpose of abusing, annoying, threatening, terrifying, harassing, or embarrassing any person.

(3) Electronically mail or electronically communicate to another and to knowingly make any false statement concerning death, injury, illness, disfigurement, indecent conduct, or criminal conduct of the person electronically mailed or of any member of the person’s family or household with the intent to abuse, annoy, threaten, terrify, harass, or embarrass.

(4) Knowingly permit an electronic communication device under the person’s control to be used for any purpose prohibited by this section.

We contacted Jenelle’s attorney, Dustin Sullivan to get his comments on the charges and he tells us, “I cannot really give any information as to the charges by Jenelle against Mr. Duffy. What can I tell you is that Jenelle felt threatened to a point in which she felt she had to take out charges as a last resort. She requested he stop his behavior and when he continued to do so, Jenelle felt she had to for her safety.”

Duffy is scheduled for a court appearance on February 8.

Here is a timeline that should help clarify things for those who having been following along as this story unfolded.

Fall 2011 – Jenelle begins working for James Duffy at his house as a personal assistant. (Duffy makes and sells guitar necks on eBay.)

Fall 2011 – James Duffy begins inviting Jenelle and her friend Tori over for dinner.

Fall 2011 – One of the dinners gets a little out of hand as Jenelle and Tori consumed alcohol. Pictures and videos were taken that were later released online by James Duffy.

Fall 2011 – Jenelle says Duffy offered to “give everything in the world to me ONLY IF i had sex with him.” At that point Jenelle quit her job and never went back to his house.

Late November – Jenelle and her roommate Amber Lane have a falling out and Amber moves out. Jenelle asks Hannah Inman, who she met because Hannah was living with James Duffy, to move in with her.

December 27 – Jenelle and Hannah Inman have a very public falling out and Hannah moves back in with James Duffy.

December 27 – Jenelle explains her side of what happened between her and Hannah.

January 5 – James Duffy posts a video and photos of Jenelle and her friend Tori appearing to get drunk at his house.

January 5 – Jenelle reveals her unpleasant history with James Duffy

January 9 – Jenelle files charges against James Duffy

January 10 – Jenelle Evans arrested for “harassing phone calls” and “communicating threats” to Hannah Inman

January 11 – James Duffy charged for misdemeanor cyberstalking of Jenelle Evans

January 11 – Hannah Inman told her side of the story to Teen Mom Talk, where she says that she is not dating Duffy (but says her relationship with Duffy is solely for him to help advance her music career. She also says isn’t trying to achieve “fame” by filing charges against Jenelle,) that Jenelle threatened her life, and Hannah claims Jenelle filed the charges against James Duffy after Hannah filed charges. Jenelle’s lawyer told Tuesday that Jenelle filed the charges first.

  • Mom of 4

    Good for Jenelle. He should not have done what he did! He seems like a very shady person.

  • Marsha

    Why is this old man hanging out and drinking with young girls? Let alone living with one..?

    • Jo

      Ha? I was under the Impression 18+ was the Legal age of Consent? or would you like them to make new laws to conform to your moral beliefs?


    Seriously? Her charges are the ones that were retaliatory. Jenelle has some serious growing up to do…

  • LC

    @Marsha Exactly! That was my thought from day one.

    I’m glad he was charged with cyberstalking. You can clearly tell him and Hannah are really in it for fame and money. How? Well Jenelle left it and moved on (or tried to) but they both kept it going. You can’t go by TMT because the owner/writer of that site hates Jenelle so everything will be against her. Which is why she went to Hannah for her “story”. Anyways I know both girls aren’t angels but I have to say I’m with Jenelle on this one.

  • mommyof1

    she filed charges before hannah did get it straight

  • ummmmm, why did she take charges out on him?

    did anyone watch her stickcam the other night, where she and tori said publicly [and yes, i recorded it if nobody believes me] that she was going to kill that girl named heather inman and duffy,

    yet she took charges out on him? sigh.
    come on, guys.

    • Jo

      Um So why dont you send the Vid to Starcasm? or are you trying to get paid for it?

    • K

      I want to see it!!!

  • Courtney

    LMFAO! Teen mom talk is a f**ing joke. Heather is a total creep and picks favorites with the girls. On the other hand Duffy seems like a total perv and despite Jenelle having problems of her own a grown man should know better and not act like a total d!ck.

    • Kellie

      Jenelle chose to sleep with him. She got jealous that he started sleeping with Heather. It is all Peyton Place. Jenelle isn’t innocent in all of this, she just has her ‘fans’ fooled.

  • Aisha

    I don’t like jenelle but what older man gives into drama with a young adult? Or lives with 1 if its not a relative?

    In more important news, where the hell is my pizza?! Its been an hour!

  • tab

    this guy is disgusting. they should check his computer, i’m sure there’s lots of kiddie porn on there. gross.

  • mel

    Teenmomtalk is pathetic. Basically just that girl heather stalking the teen mom girl’s Facebook and twitter accounts. and reporting things from tmz that has to do with them. Its jenelle’s fault for hanging out with that old guy anyway.

  • normal mom

    im glad she bought jace one 25 dollar toy for xmas and shes rocking a 2 thousand dollar bag lol what a trash wh0re

  • Jen

    send that video to TMZ, Bossip, Global Grind EVERY gossip site there is! i’m so serious! i would even send it to Duffy

  • Jen

    and if starcsm did get the video she ain’t gonna post it! she’s way to nice to all the girls when we know deep down she knows theres atleast 1 she don’t like

    • Starcasm Staff

      Starcasm has several writers, and two of the main ones are male. So not sure what you mean by all of that. Plus, we have no official position on anyone.

  • imfourandwhatisthis

    Eww that guy is old enough to be her grandpa!!

  • suzy

    Whoa!!! James duffy is the one who deserves to get behind bars because it’s not jenelle’s fault she’s P.O.! stupid police. But yes, jenelle does need to grow up. It’s duffy’s fault y jenelle made threatning phone calls!! get smart people!!!

  • Sophia

    This guy is f**king creepy.Good for her for filing with the cops.How old is this creeper hanging out with young girls?He looks like a pimp.

  • Jeffrey

    Figures James Duffy (AKA “FRANKENSTRAAT”) would go after little girls. He stole money from quite a few customers who shelled out quite a bit of money for his guitar bodies and necks. One is a friend of mine that paid him over $500.00 and never received his product. Duffy is a lowlife and a bottom feeding scumbag.


    Karma is a bitch ain’t it Frankenstraat???!!!!!. GO FCK YOURSELF> Ihope you get a## raped in prison. You ripped me off you POS!!!!!!

  • Rob

    James Duffy has also robbed many people of their money for Eddie Van Halen-related custom guitar orders. You have no idea the thousands of dollars he conned people for during the 2000s. Sad part is he was known for making some of the best Eddie Van Halen guitar replicas period. What a waste. Karma’s a bitch tho.

  • Kaboomer

    Anything new to this drama, did Duffy get what he deserved and serving time or what?