Jenelle Evans dropped from 'Teen Mom 2' following husband David Eason's killing of dog
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/08/2019
Jenelle Evans has been fired from Teen Mom 2 in the aftermath of her husband David Eason's shocking decision to shoot and kill one of their dogs after it allegedly nipped their daughter last month.
MTV has decided to cut all ties with Jenelle following David's act of violence against the family pet, a French bulldog named Nugget, in light of the animal-cruelty accusations, Us Weekly reported.
"MTV ended its relationship with David Eason over a year ago in February 2018 and has not filmed any new episodes of Teen Mom 2 with him since," an MTV spokesperson told Us in a statement.
"Additionally, we have stopped filming with Jenelle Eason as of April 6, 2019 and have no plans to cover her story in the upcoming season."
Not only have people been pressuring MTV to drop Jenelle from the cast ever since news of the killing surfaced, but Teen Mom 2 advertisers have also reportedly boycotted the show.
Jenelle, 27, has starred on Teen Mom 2 since the spinoff premiered on MTV in 2011.
Reports of the incident surfaced on April 30, when a source told Us that David had "shot" and killed Nugget because the pooch had "snapped at Ensley."
David then shared a video on social media on May 1 of the French bulldog appearing to nip the couple's two-year-old daughter Ensley in the face. Ensley, however, appeared okay and her skin was reportedly not broken.
"I don't give a damn what animal bites my baby on the face. Whether it be your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I don't put up with that s--t at all. I'm all about protecting my family, it is my life's mission," David wrote.
"Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means that much to me. You can hate me all you want but this isn't the first time the dog bit Ensley aggressively. The only person that can judge whether or not an animal is a danger to MY CHILD is ME."
Jenelle confirmed speculation David had killed the dog hours later through an emotional Instagram post and statement to Us.
"At this time, we are dealing with this rough situation. I want to focus on what's best for me and my kids," Jenelle said, adding that she and David were not on speaking terms.
"[Divorce is] in thoughts, but nothing is finalized... I'm too hurt and upset at the fact he did that. It's taking time to get over this whole situation, and it's making me feel he's very cruel and doesn't have a heart on many ends."
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The former 16 & Pregnant star added, "David killed my dog Nugget because he snapped at my 2-year-old, Ensley. He doesn't put up with that and those are his beliefs. He just took her and shot her in the woods... about two acres away from the house."
In addition to Ensley, Jenelle is also mom to son Jace, 9, and Kaiser, 4, from her previous relationships with Andrew Lewis and Nathan Griffith, respectively.
Following the incident, multiple advertisers reportedly pulled out from Teen Mom 2 -- including Chipotle, TWIX, Dove Chocolate and animal treats company Greenies.
The brands tweeted that they have a zero-tolerance policy for animal cruelty and chose not to be associated with the MTV series as a result.
MTV had already dropped David from the show in February 2018 because he had posted homophobic tweets.
Producers were therefore having a difficult time filming footage of Jenelle considering her husband could not be a part of the show, Us reported.
Jenelle, however, is still appearing on Season 9 of Teen Mom 2, which airs on Monday nights at 9PM ET/PT on MTV.
According to TMZ, the Columbus County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina and Animal Control have initiated a joint investigation into allegations of animal cruelty against David, who allegedly slammed the dog against the back deck of their home before shooting him in the woods to death.
Law enforcement told the website that Animal Control officers did pay an initial visit to Jenelle's property but they were scared off by "No Trespassing" signs and a pit bull on the porch.