A judge claimed fired Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans' testimony in her husband's custody case was not truthful, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report.
As Radar previously reported, the troubled reality star's husband, David Eason, lost custody of his son Kaden, whom he shares with ex-girlfriend Olivia Leedham. She was granted sole physical and legal custody of the 5-year-old on June 29, 2019.
In court papers obtained by Radar from New Hanover Court in North Carolina, the shocking 911 call Jenelle, 27, made to report her husband’s alleged assault in October 2018 contributed to the judge’s decision to grant Olivia sole custody.
The filing explained how Jenelle accused David of “physically assaulting her” in the 911 call.
“My name is Jenelle Eason,” the filing read of the 911 call. “My husband he just assaulted me. He pinned me down on the ground in the yard.”
The call continued, “I think I heard my f**king collarbone crack and I can’t move my arms… He’s been drinking. I think he got violent because he was drinking. I’m recovering from a surgery. I can’t breathe. I have four kids at the house with me right now and they’re all sleeping… I don’t know what to do right now.”
Kaden was one of the children sleeping, the papers claimed.
But in Jenelle's testimony, she backtracked and denied her husband was abusive.
“At trial, Ms. Evans testified that she had not heard the 911 tape until recently despite making public comments about the 9-1-1 tape on her television program Teen Mom 2 shortly after October 13, 2018,” the papers read. “At trial, Ms. Evans testified that she slipped in a hole in the ground after she has been drinking and the children, including Kaden, were asleep as she and Defendant were outside next to a bonfire.”
Jenelle further stated she slipped after falling in a hole, and she and David “came crashing to the ground, and she was confused.”
“She stated that she was ‘blacked out’ due to her drinking, and that she cannot remember calling 911 or what she said to any emergency services personnel,” the papers read.
But the judge did not find the court testimony credible — and believed her desperate words to a 911 operator were an honest depiction of what happened that night.
"The court does not find this testimony credible."
“The court finds that Ms. Evans’ statements made to 911 emergency services on or about October 12, 2018 were the accurate and credible account of what happened that night and that Defendant had assaulted Ms. Evans while there were children in the home, including Kaden,” the court papers read.
Scroll through RadarOnline.com’s gallery to go inside the custody showdown.
Olivia’s Court Victory
According to the court filing, Olivia was first awarded sole legal and physical custody of Kaden in September 2014. David, 31, was denied any contact with the child. “The Defendant has committed acts of domestic violence on the Plaintiff during the course of the relationship and that he had endangered the life of the child by pushing Plaintiff when she was eight months pregnant and by leaving her in the middle of the road at night when she was seven months pregnant,” the court papers claimed.
David Gets His Son Back
It wasn’t until January 2017 that the parties reached an agreement in mediation that allowed David to have contact with Kaden on an incremental basis. He received every-other-weekend custody of Kaden beginning in January 2018.
Around July 2018, Kaden allegedly “began displaying a series of alarming behaviors related to visitation with the Defendant, notably, that he would cry uncontrollably, that he would beg not to visit Defendant, and that he was evasive about why he did not want to visit Defendant at Defendant’s residence.” In November 2018, the court suspended David’s visitation with his son.
In addition to the 911 call, the court brought up David’s December 2018 video where he showed off his firearms, knives, blow-darts and other weapons.“The court finds this video disturbing and creates safety issues that the Court deems credible,” the court papers read.
Staying With Mom
The court found Olivia is a fit and proper person to have sole custody of the minor child. “Since the entry of the February 6, 2018 Custody Order there has been a substantial change in circumstances affecting the welfare of the minor child,” the court determined. “It is in the best interest of the minor child that Plaintiff shall have sole legal and physical custody of the parties’ minor child.” David is able to Skype him on Tuesdays and Sundays at 6pm.
Asking For Help
As Radar readers know, Olivia created a GoFundMe page to help raise money for her legal bills. The court filing stated the case is to be reviewed in 8 months to determine if expanded visitation would be safe and in Kaden’s best interests, which could explain why Olivia is asking for financial help.
She explained in her description, “I don’t have the means to keep going alone financially within the court system,” she said. “I am finally reaching out for help. I am completely concerned for my son’s safety, physically and mentally. He is persistent on not going to his Dad's and doesn’t even want to speak to him. I am beyond worried.” She ended the description with, “Please help me to keep my baby safe. Every donation will be greatly appreciated and will be used to pay my attorney to get through this. I know we can do this together! It’s going to take an army.”
Raking In The Cash
She has raised $5,730 of her $5,200 goal.
Jenelle, 27, and David responded with their own GoFundMe page. The description read, “My son Kaden has been in/out of my life since the day he was born, never my fault. My ex is holding me back from seeing my son under every and any circumstance for no legit reason. I pay my child support which is an insane amount and very unfair. I recently started my local business and my ex has made up so many rumors that now it’s hard for myself to make any money or even have a job. I paid so much in attorney fees already for everything my ex has put me through.”
He ended the description with, “I’m a father of 3 already and have custody of my two daughters that live with me full time. My step-son also lives with me full time along side with my wife. We’ve been together since 2015 and married since 2017. It’s very hard to maintain the life we live with all the false information being spread around about myself and being a well-known public figure. I would appreciate all the help and support I can get just to obtain full custody or visitation rights.” They only raised $135 before the campaign became no longer active.
Losing All Custody
This isn’t Jenelle and David’s first custody war this year. Child Protective Services removed their daughter Ensley, 2, Jenelle’s son Kaiser, 5, with ex Nathan Griffith and David’s daughter Maryssa, 11, from a previous marriage from their care in May. Jenelle’s son Jace, 9, who resides with her mom Barbara, was ordered to remain in his grandmother’s care.
Getting Them Back
The battle came after David admitted to killing the family dog because he harmlessly nipped at Ensley. The shooting resulted in Jenelle's firing from Teen Mom 2. After months of testimony, a judge “dismissed” the case on July 3 and the children were immediately returned to their care.