Even though Jenelle’s life has seriously improved from recent years, it looks like her past of drug use may be coming back to bite her. She’s in the midst of wedding planning and raising three little ones, but now it looks like her drama-filled and dangerous days of drug use aren’t entirely behind her. Recently, she’s been hit with a number of serious accusations related to her drug use, that (if true) would have ramifications not only on her, but also on her children. In fact, Nathan Griffith’s mother, Doris Davidson, has accused Jenelle of smoking marijuana while she was pregnant with Ensley.
If these rumors are true, it might mean some serious changes in Jenelle’s life, both socially and legally. It could also have major ramifications on whether she retains custody of her children. Now, it looks like these repercussions may already be beginning, considering that Barbara may be preventing Jenelle from seeing Jace in the wake of these accusations.
Going to Court
Using any kind of intoxicant while pregnant can have serious affects on an unborn child, and accusing someone of doing so shouldn’t be taken lightly. So hopefully when Nathan Griffith’s mother, Doris Davidson, accused Jenelle of doing just that, she really believed Jenelle’s children were at risk.
Doris took her claims to the courts, saying that Jenelle “has an extensive history of drug use,” that returned while she was pregnant with Ensley. She wrote, “Upon the birth of Ensley, the newborn tested positive for marijuana.” She went on to claim that “DSS became involved due to Ensley testing positive for marijuana and opened an investigation. Upon information and belief, both Plaintiff and David [Eason] had positive drug screens for marijuana.” Doris’s primary goal, it seems, is to regain custody of her grandson, Kaiser.
As for Jenelle, she has her own take on the story. She told E!, “I can tell you that they are allegations, mostly driven by my mom. Our lawyers are working out a new agreement.”
Regardless of whether or not Barbara was involved in the allegations, it seems that Babs is closing in on the issue to force her hand in Jace’s custody. Barbara claims that there are no ulterior motives, but that Jenelle’s drug use has, indeed, resurfaced. She told Radar, “That’s a fact. I have Jace, so when something like that happens, they contact me.”
Now it seems she’s going so far as to keep Jace from seeing his mother altogether. “That’s the reason we were going to court,” she told Radar. “I can’t send him over there when that’s happened,” she said, referring to Ensley testing positive for drugs upon her birth. “I don’t want to put him in that atmosphere.”
She also claims that she’s known about Jenelle’s illegal behavior this whole time, and hasn’t said anything up until this point. She said, “I knew all along [about Ensley] and never exposed it until the day of court in May. And the baby was born in January. All that time I never opened my mouth.”
As Teen Mom Talk Nowpreviously reported fans are suspicious that Jenelle may have requested that MTV not film any stories about her drug use. Barbara indicates the same, telling Radar, “I’m very curious if MTV will air the footage of me from the day I went to court with Jenelle. After court I was talking to one of her girlfriends, Jamie, asking her ‘what do you think about this decision.’ I told her, ‘You just don’t know all that’s going on.’ I said, ‘If you people only knew this true story. This is not about me or her, this is about Jace’s life.’ They filmed that.”
She continues, “I said ‘[Ensley tested positive for drugs]. Everybody thinks that I held Jace back,’ I told the girl. That’s the reason why. She said ‘I didn’t know that.’ Well, nobody knew it. I was contacted about the investigation and told about it in court.”
Jenelle seems to be retaliating in a similar way: by not letting Barbara see Ensley or Kaiser. Barbara told Radar, “She won’t let me see Kaiser or Ensley. I can’t see either one of them. She did that a long time ago. Same situation. She won’t let me see them. Then she says to me ‘You don’t want to see your grandkids,’ but I told her ‘Last week you told me you would have me arrested if you came on your property.’”
Shockingly, Jenelle’s drug use while pregnant may run deeper than Ensley. Barbara has claimed that she smoked marijuana while pregnant with Jace, as well. “You should not be smoking weed when you’re pregnant. She was friggin’ stoned the whole time [she was pregnant with Jace.] I don’t care what it is. It is illegal. She is irresponsible,” Barbara told Radar.
As for Jenelle, she has addressed the legal situation without thoroughly discussing her drug use. She told Radar, “Our lawyers are working out a new agreement. Our lawyers are talking today. Doris made accusations but I can tell you that Barbara has a lot to do with them. Doris threw her own son under the bus by admitting that he has pending felonies and possibly on drugs. Her emergency filing was against me and Nathan both.”
She’s also been directly combatting Doris on a personal level. Doris claimed that Jenelle has sent her “nasty text messages… with lies and accusations.” She also claims that Jenelle’s explosive personality was coming out, saying, “On August 13 after the nasty drop off, Plaintiff told the proposed Intervenor that she needed mental health counseling and was an angry person. Plaintiff kept texting and once again the proposed Intervenor had to ask her to stop.”
Apparently, even though Jenelle doesn’t allow Barbara to see Kaiser, Babs is still concerned about the way that he is treated — specifically, by David. She told Radar, “I’ve been worried about Kaiser for a long time. We think it’s because he looks like Nathan, therefore David gets more angry with him because of that fact.”
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