Published 6:18 PM EDT Jul 12, 2019
“Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans is pushing back against a police report stating that she made up the story about her husband killing their French bulldog “for the publicity.”
The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office announced in a statement to USA TODAY Thursday that “evidence collected indicates that the allegations of animal cruelty were fabricated,” adding that “no blood evidence or any other physical evidence” was found.
The statement added that Evans admitted that she filed the animal cruelty report “for the publicity and because she did not know where her dog (Nugget) was.”
However, Evans dismissed the allegations and shared her side of the story.
Police: ‘Teen Mom 2’ star Jenelle Evans ‘fabricated’ dog killing story for ‘publicity’
“I never filed a police report… the cop begged me to call him back SO I DID,” Evans tweeted Friday in response to USA TODAY.
In another tweet, she added that the police claims are “not true.”
“The police called me and asked me if it was a (publicity) stunt and I told them it WASNT and I didn’t know where my dog was,” she wrote, explaining to the Hollywood Gossip, in a story she linked out to from her Instagram account, that she was “inside my house with my kids when David went outside with the dog.”
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Evans – who was ultimately fired from “Teen Mom 2” over the incident – told the outlet that she feels “attacked and exploited for no reason.”
“I honestly think (the authorities) are doing this for their own publicity because they could have wrote up their ‘press release’ weeks ago,” Evans said, noting that the investigation ended “a month ago.” Authorities closed the case and decided not press any charges.
She continued: “The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is so crooked with their business that Detective Jacobs continued to call and harass me and David for weeks.”
USA TODAY reached out to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office for comment.
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Evans initially told investigators that Eason shot her beloved dog, Nugget, in the woods on April 29 after the canine allegedly attacked their 2-year-old daughter, Ensley.
On April 30, Eason posted an Instagram video of Nugget, snapping at their toddler. He also shared a picture of what appears to be a red bite mark on her right cheek. Eason’s account has since been deleted
“I dont (sic) give a damn what animal bites my baby on the face… whether it be your dog or mine,” Eason wrote. “I’m all about protecting my family, it is my lifes (sic) mission. Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means that much to me.”
Evans confirmed Nugget’s death on Instagram on May 1, writing, “I’m crying everyday. I love you so much and I’m so sorry. I’m speechless… You’re gone forever and there’s no coming back.”
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