On tonight’s episode of Teen Mom 2, MTV played the disturbing 911 call made by Jenelle Eason back in October in which she could be heard sobbing as she revealed to the 911 operator that her husband David Eason had just assaulted her. “He pinned me down on the ground,” Jenelle says, “and I think I heard my f**king collarbone crack. And I can’t move my arms.”
Police officers and an ambulance were dispatched to The Land, but the ambulance was recalled before it arrived. The police reportedly spoke with Jenelle and advised her of her rights, but she did not want to press charges. Unfortunately, the officers did not fill out a report, so it’s unknown exactly what they saw or were told. It is assumed that there was not enough visible evidence, as far as injuries sustained by Jenelle, to arrest David without her cooperation or the corroboration of a witness.
Jenelle was later taken to a hospital in a private vehicle.
After the story first broke, Jenelle began trying to downplay the incident. First, her rep spoke with People and said Jenelle “had friends over Saturday night and they had a bonfire on her property. Jenelle ended up tripping and falling by the fire.”
Soon after the 911 audio was released, Jenelle herself spoke with E! News. “It was a drunk and dramatic misunderstanding,” she said. “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.”
Jenelle even went so far as to post a YouTube video in which she expressed her frustration over people refusing to believe that she was drunk and lying to the 911 operator about David abusing her when she has never lied about domestic abuse in the past. Wait, what?
She also points out that she has been in so many abusive relationships, that of course she would know better than to be and/or stay in another one. Here are some excerpts from the video:
I know everyone wants to know: “Is she okay? How are the kids? blah ba ba ba ba…” 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.
…Everyone knows that I’ve been in domestic violence situations before, and every time I tell you guys about it, or every time I open up, you guys are like: “No. She’s lying! She’s putting him in jail. She’s such a f**king liar! Bleaah!”
Well, that’s not the case. At all. I was ALWAYS telling you the TRUTH about EVERY THING THAT HAPPENED with EVERY ONE OF MY RELATIONSHIPS. And if you don’t believe me, I don’t know what to f**king tell you. I really don’t. Because it’s at the point now where I have 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**k it! I’m just gonna air it anyway!”
…Yeah, so every time I told you guys I was in a domestic violence situation, you would not believe me. And now that I’m saying that I’m not, now [you guys are saying] I am, and…are trying to tell me something different. So I’m just sick of hearing it. Just stop. Just stop.
A brief excerpt of the 911 call was featured in the Teen Mom 2 Season 9 preview trailer, which rekindled interest in what really happened. Jenelle stuck to her story as she spoke with Us Weekly on January 8.
“We had friends over and we had a bonfire and I tripped over a hole,” Jenelle said. “Me and David were in the middle of arguing about something … I went and fell down, David wouldn’t catch me, he tripped over the hole and we both fell down together.”
Clearly, anyone who listens to the 911 call would have a tough time believing that the woman on the phone was hanging out around a bonfire and just tripped and fell over a hole with her husband. “I totally understand that,” Jenelle admitted. “I was like, dude, I was drunk and when I get drunk, sometimes, I cry for no reason. I mean I was hurt, I’m not gonna lie about that. Yeah, I hurt my shoulder. But I went to the doctor afterwards and it’s just a sprain and I was fine.”
Jenelle seems hopeful that the upcoming scenes in which she talks about the incident on camera (I assume while sitting on a bench with mom Barbara somewhere) will help clarify things. “Right after it happened, we filmed about it and I was open and honest,” she said.
To see how Jenelle explains the incident with David that led to the 911 call, be sure to tune in to Teen Mom 2 Monday night at 9/8c on MTV.