Former “Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans is speaking out after her husband came under fire for calling police on her mother, Barbara Evans.
David Eason told a 911 dispatcher that his mother-in-law locked their 2-year-old daughter, Ensley, in a bedroom so that she could take a shower.
The door then became stuck, which caused the toddler to start “freaking out,” he said. Eason also asked if he could get child services involved.
Barbara was eventually able to get the door open.
Some social media users felt that Eason’s decision to call the police was excessive considering Ensley was likely only in the room for a few minutes.
One Facebook commenter wrote:
She was probably safer locked in her room for a few minutes than roaming the house getting into things, or getting outside. I shower when lil ones are asleep, or take them in the bathroom with me.
Now, Jenelle is addressing why her husband made the call. She told Us Weekly that they decided to contact police after a FaceTime call with her 9-year-old, Jace:
“David and I were on FaceTime with Jace when we heard my mom say to Ensley, ‘Come here, I have to take a shower.’ Then she took Ensley in the other room, and we immediately heard her screaming and crying.”
The reality star added:
“We asked Jace what was going on, and he said my mom locked Ensley in the bedroom so she can take a shower. We told Jace to get the door open, and when he couldn’t get the door open, we called 911 for help because all we could hear was Ensley screaming.”
Barbara has had custody of two of Jenelle’s children since a judge ordered the mom and her husband to undergo parenting classes and drug testing.
The judge made the decision after Eason allegedly shot and killed his wife’s French bulldog for nipping at Ensley.
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