After saying David assaulted her while calling 911, Evans tells a different story as MTV cameras roll.
The fallout from Jenelle Evans' 911 call back in October unspooled on the latest episode of "Teen Mom 2," which began without any involvement from Evans herself.
After playing the call at the end of the previous episode, Monday's new installment began with a slate reading, "A few days after Jenelle called 911, the phone call was posted online. Following its release, Jenelle refused to film."
In October, Evans called the police on her husband, David Eason, saying he had assaulted her. In her hysterical call, she accused him of pinning her to the ground, fearing he broke her collarbone. "I think he got violent because he was drinking," she told the 911 operator. She later denied any abuse and a rep said she had tripped and fallen into a fire -- something we'll circle back to in a minute.
With Evans refusing to film, one of the show's producers asked Jenelle's mother, Barbara, if she had listened to the recording. She had, but didn't want to "confront" her daughter about it, out of fear she'd push her away again after they had just started repairing their often-rocky relationship.
"I really need her to be able to talk to me if something comes down again. Let her handle it the way she chooses," Barbara told the producer. "I'm worried about her, but anybody who has domestic violence has to make their decision themselves to come forward."
She then shared her own experience with abuse, saying a man in her life used to "beat the living hell out of me" when they were together. "I remember that feeling, the feeling of being, I felt disgraceful. Sometimes I felt it was my fault and that I was embarrassed, I didn't want anyone to know and I never told anyone," she continued.
"It's worse for her because she's a public figure, she wants to keep it all private. If she needs me to come running, then I will come," added Barbara. "I don't want to do anything to alienate her away from me, now it's getting good, we're all hanging out, we're all over her house. This is her marriage and it's her life and this is for her safety. Whatever she says to me, I'll accept what she tells me, until she's ready to tell me the truth."
Jenelle's ex, Nathan Griffith, also expressed concern as he spoke to his girlfriend Ashley about the situation as well. He said Jenelle told him to mind his own business, but Nathan argued that if their son Kaiser is involved, it is his business. "This is what scares me to death, I really think David is capable of doing something like that," he told Ashley. "Everyone can see Jenelle's in an abusive relationship now and she's trying to protect him. I think everyone's starting to realize who is the problem."
Eventually, Jenelle agreed to start filming again, as she and daughter Ensley met up with her mother and Jace at an ice cream shop to talk about what happened.
Jenelle's account of the situation goes like this:
"The night 911 was called, we had a bonfire, we had all of our friends over and David went spotlighting with his friend JD, looking for deer. When I called David's phone, he didn't answer. They were gone for like an hour, I was just checking up on him, saying, 'Hey, where you at, can you stop by the store and get some drinks?' When I called him, he wouldn't answer his phone so I was pissed off and we were drinking and all the kids were sleeping in their rooms and it was like 11:30 at night."
"When David pulled in the driveway, I came outside yelling, screaming and cussing at him because I was pissed off he didn't answer the phone and as I was yelling at him, we were by the fire, I was basically running towards him cussing and then I tripped over this fricking hole, he saw that I tripped and went to go catch me and then he fell too. So we both fell and when we fell, he fell on top of me. We got back up, I was crying, I was screaming, I was mad, I was like, 'You put me down on purpose!' He said, 'No, I didn't!' It was a big drunk misunderstanding on my part."
She said she called the cops because she was "pissed off," and when the police showed up she explained to them what happened. While the cops were going to call an ambulance, Evans said she'd take herself to the hospital instead.
"The cops left, David came down to the end of the driveway, he asked me if I'm okay again, I said, 'I'm fine, I just need you to stay here, I'm going to the hospital,'" she explained. "He said okay, then all these reports came out that David fled the scene in the truck with the kids. It was a misunderstanding."
Barbara's response: "I know, but it was like heartbreaking."