Barbara Evans is fighting back, after her daughter, Teen Mom 2 star, Jenelle Evans accused her of hitting her eight-year-old son, Jace Evans.
Jenelle called 9-1-1 on November 30th, and alleged that Jace had called screaming and crying that his grandmother was hitting him. Barbara said that she was shocked when the police arrived at her home, and claimed that Jace told an officer just the opposite.
“Did your grandmother hit you?” Barbara told Radar that the police asked. “No, my grandmother did not hit me,” Jace reportedly answered.
Jenelle told a different story.
“My son called me crying his eyes out and saying that my mother is actually hitting him and he’s huffing and puffing he can’t breathe,” Jenelle said on the recording.
Barbara explained that Jace’s outburst was due to his ADHD.
“Jace had been having a meltdown. He has ADHD and his medication was starting to wear off. He was just so upset, throwing toys at me and kicking the walls,” Barbara told the outlet.
“By the time the police came he was calm,” she added. “I told them he’s having a meltdown. His ADHD medicine wears off at night. I showed them the medicine and told them this is starting to kick in.”
Interestingly, according the the MTV grandmother, the authorities were solidly behind her.
“The officer said to me ‘This is just another thing with Jenelle and her drama. She is just trying to get ratings up for MTV.’ They know what she is all about,” Barbara said.
Barbara went on to explain why she exposed Jace’s diagnosis to the public.
“I want people to know that Jace has ADHD. Anyone who has a child who has ADHD knows exactly where I’m coming from. They know how bad it can be,” Barbara said.
Fans know that Babs maintains custody of Jace, in spite of Jenelle’s efforts to win back full custody of her son. Barbara called Jenelle out, blaming her for the ongoing upset.
“If she would put him first it would solve the problems. I put him first,” the popular MTV star said. “Jenelle refuses to go to therapy with us and until she goes and works with me and the therapist he’s in trouble.”
Barbara revealed that she’s “worried to death” about her grandson, and added that Jace needs Jenelle to step up.
“Jenelle needs to start parenting. I tell her these things and she doesn’t believe it,” Barbara said.
Teen Mom 2 is on hiatus. Teen Mom OG airs Monday nights, on MTV.
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