The court documents speak!
Even though Jenelle Evans is in the midst of planning her wedding, her life hasn’t always been quite so stable. In fact, in her recently released memoir, she’s opened up about the struggles with addiction and abuse that she encountered in her youth. Even though some of these problems showed up on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, she has revealed in her memoir that they ran even deeper than it seemed.
However, ever since her memoir came out and outlets began reporting on it, those that she wrote about have stepped forward to discuss or dispute her claims. Specifically, her mother Barbara and her ex Courtland Rogers have said that Jenelle may have exaggerated or altered real events in her memoir. But now the court documents are out, and the record is getting set straight.
In her memoir, Jenelle opens up about the dark place she was in during her relationship with Courtland. “It was a hard relapse,” she writes. “I took more than I did before. Courtland was not only taking heroin, he started dealing it.” She adds, “He also became very verbally abusive. His favorite thing to do during arguments was tell me that our child wasn’t his because I was a whore.”
She goes on to say that his anger and verbal abuse soon grew physical. “Courtland slapped me around a few times, then started punching me in the gut,” she shares in the heartbreaking memoir.
“I packed a bag and went to spend the night with my mother,” she writes in her memoir. “I woke the next morning to a pool of blood between my legs. My mother rushed me to the emergency room, where they explained to me that I had suffered a miscarriage due to my recent altercation with Courtland.”
It wasn’t long after the release that Courtland contested Jenelle’s claims. In an interview with Radar, he said, “I never in my life have hit her. I never even touched her. If we were ever fighting I made sure she wouldn’t hit me. I never swung or hit her or anything. That is the God’s honest truth.” He elaborates, No, I never hit her in a million years. I never ever physically hit her in that type of manner. I swear to God. Not drunk. Not high. Not sober. It never happened.”
But now the court papers have come out, and they support Jenelle’s claims. Radar obtained court documents for Courtland’s arrest warrant due to his January 11th, 2013 assault. They read: “The defendant named above unlawfully and willfully did assault and strike Jenelle Rogers, a female person, by grabbing her by her hair and slamming her against the wall. The defendant named above unlawfully and willfully did commit a battery on a pregnant woman Jenelle Rogers.”
Another arrest warrant was issued on January 21st, 2013. It read, “The defendant named above unlawfully and willfully did assault and strike Jenelle Rogers, a female person, by grabbing her hair, smashing her head against the floor and wrestling her attempting to take her vehicle keys. The defendant named above unlawfully and willfully did commit a battery on a pregnant woman Jenelle Rogers.”
Although the accusations seemed like he said, she said, these court documents paint a pretty clear picture of what happened.
Read Radar’s update here.
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