The battle rages on!
Fans can likely all agree that Jenelle’s longest lasting difficulty is her feud with her mother, Barbara, over the custody of her son Jace. We’ve seen Jenelle go to some serious lengths to get Jace back. Because nothing has worked, she’s essentially cut her mother entirely out of her life until her son is returned.
It’s obvious that having custody of her children is extremely important to Jenelle, which is why she’s working so hard for Jace. However, until lately, she probably never thought she was at risk of losing her second son, Kaiser.
Recently, an attempt at gaining custody of Kaiser has come out of left field — not from Jenelle’s ex and Kaiser’s father Nathan Griffith, but from Nathan’s mother! Although the custody battle of the ages seemed to die out as of late, now it looks like Jenelle hasn’t seen the end of this new attempt.
Sometimes, we like to believe that we see every single secret in the Teen Mom cast’s lives. The truth is… They manage to keep a lot of things off the screen. That can make it somewhat difficult to be able to distinguish the truths from the falsehoods. (Many rumors in the community turn out to be just that: rumors.) However, a serious accusation recently came from someone with firsthand experience… Nathan Griffith’s mother Doris accused Jenelle of abusing her children.
For the first time in years, Jenelle faced the thought of losing custody of Kaiser. It all came down to the serious accusations made by Doris against Jenelle and David. According to Radar Online, Doris Davidson, Nathan’s mother, took to court to plead a judge to grant her custody of Kaiser, claiming that Jenelle smoked weed while she was pregnant. She claimed 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.”
“The Plaintiff and Defendant [Nathan Griffith] are at this time not fit and proper persons to provide for the care custody and control of the minor child,” Nathan’s mother claimed.
In her full, extensive court claims, Doris went on to allege that Jenelle and David had been neglecting her grandson.
“There have been several occasions where the [Doris] has seen… bruisings and markings on the minor child that are unusual and more than normal scrapes that a toddler may have… [Doris] is cognizant of the fact that young boys are rough and touch and stumble and fall and get scrapes and bruises, however, [Doris] feels that [Kaiser]’s bruises have been in places that have been indicative of more than rowdy behavior.”
Battle on Pause
Despite these serious accusations, Jenelle seemed confident that it would not result in Kaiser’s removal. In fact, she implied that Doris made them all up. “I can tell you that they are allegations, mostly driven by my mom,” she told Radar at the time. “Our lawyers are working out a new agreement… 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.”
Many fans believed that Jenelle and her legal team managed to shut down any possibility of Kaiser being removed from her household, but this recent update shows that it may not be the case. Instead, the hearing date has merely been pushed back.
“There was a medical reason for the request for continuance,” a clerk at the New Hanover County Courthouse told Radar Online. “Nothing has been scheduled since then.”
These abuse allegations are an extremely touchy subject with Jenelle and her husband David. In fact, Dr. Drew’s questions about abuse allegations likely played a part in why Jenelle and David stormed off the set of the Teen Mom reunion special and refused to continue filming.
While Jenelle might rest easy for now, it seems that this court feud could pick up at any time, making her fight to keep custody of Kaiser! In the meantime, she’s constantly facing accusations of mistreating Kaiser, and recently fans thought that she was leaving him out of family bonding!
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